Invert an '80s arcade classic with 'Asteroids Revenge'

Pretty much anybody over the age of 30 can clearly remember the first time they played Asteroids--perhaps the first great space shooter of the video game era. Well, somebody with a particularly sarcastic sense of humor--or perhaps just a great sympathy for inert celestial objects--has flipped the script on this arcade icon by creating Asteroids Revenge. In this version, you play a self-propelled asteroid whose job is to collide with and destroy all those annoying gunships bent on disintegrating you and your fellow spacerocks. I must say, there's something innately satisfying about crushing a pitiful triangular starfighter under your own inexorable nickle-iron hide. Happy hunting.

By Jay Garmon

Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger -- amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can a...