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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.

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