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Though many new asteroids games claim to be 3D, they are in fact flat 2D games with 3D effects. GrassGames' 3D Asteroids is the first asteroids game to enter the third dimension for real.

Using a unique six-view screen and a special control system, your task is still to dodge and destroy asteroids, but this time you have to watch your back - and every other direction you can think of.

Faithful to the original, classic Asteroids game in all respects, but with an extra dimension, 3D Asteroids offers something original and fresh for all players.

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Mac OS X 10.3.1 or later

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Even if comment below supplies no proof (names of any of those preference files created?), it's no fun as everyone else reports. Skip with prejudice.

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I don't know if it helps, Anonymous, but the preference files - no less than 100 if memory serves - were unintelligeable (such as NK47) and bore the generic creator of Classic's Graphing Calculator. As soon as I noticed them, I deleted them along with the copy of my home folder. I won't be reinstalling the app to make a list of all the details, I just felt compelled to urge caution for other users. I intend no malice towards the authors of the software - others have reported similar scares with software I have been pleased with - and hope that everyone enjoys, or ignores, 3D Asteroids at their own pleasure.

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Gorgeous vector look. Enough to make the laborious training sequence bearable in anticipation of actually playing it.

Unfortunately, I was distracted from my training by the 'tick-tick' of my drive accommodating the installation of scores of ubiquitous files in my preferences folder, repeated failed attempts on my iCal framework and the miraculous (and, thankfully, interrupted) copying of my entire home folder into a new unprotected folder with a similar name in my drive's users folder. Forgive my cynicism, but things got awfully busy in the background whilst the poor, dumb user here was concentrating on the unusual prescribed training scenario. Watch out, fellas! Perhaps someone with more skill interpreting console reports could verify what I experienced. If so, another security update could be in order. If not, wish I could enjoy those lovely vector graphics with the rest of you (and passing apologies to the authors). Love to stay and chat, but I'm having too much fun tracking down all these new files on my system...

Running 10.3.9 on a G3 with Filevault active

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A great idea, but it needs a lot of work. The worst problem with this game is that once you actually start playing it, it is almost impossible to shoot an asteroid. The lasers only seems to shoot a small distance.

In addition, controlling the ship is an almost impossible task. Yes, it has the same characteristics of what it would be like to fly in space, however, the controls should make it easier, not more difficult.

Should be able to bypass parts of training if you want.

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After finally making it through the training and playing...

Just to be clear on my reasons for wanting to skip the tutorial... taking more than 2 seconds to show me that a ship moves left when the right thruster is turned on, then left when the right thruster is on, then forward when the rear thruster is on and backward when the forward thrusters are on is not helpful nor is it entertaining.

The interface for moving the ship around is *incredibly* difficult. A mouse-based interface would have been better.

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Blah. I gave up before I even had a chance to play this thing. The forced training is way to slow, to laborious with a lot of reading and not fun.

From the screenshot though I can say one thing about my assumptions on the interface. It looks like it is going to be painful to play :)

I'd like to see an alternate version with a SINGLE window view to space accompanied with a radar heads-up display showing all the asteroids surrounding you.

Hopefully the author will remove the training requirement and I can actually try this game out.

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Sure its great but couldn't be arsed to go through the tutorial. You should allow people to have a stab at it if they want to.

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Downloads 4,375
Version Downloads 2,813
Type Games / Action
License Free
Date 01 Nov 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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