Asteroids is a space-themed multidirectional shooter arcade game designed by Lyle Rains and Ed Logg released in November 1979 by Atari, Inc. The object of the game is to shoot and destroy the asteroids and saucers, while not colliding with either, or being hit by the saucers' counter-fire.
However, this is a simplified version of the classic where the only goal is to shoot as many coins as possible without getting hit by an asteroid. You are given only three lives to score as many points as you can.
The controls are simple:
Up Arrow - Accelerate the craft into the direction the craft is pointed in.
Down Arrow - Decelerates the craft regardless in which direction it is pointed or moving.
Left Arrow - This rotates the craft clockwise.
Right Arrow - This rotates the craft counter clockwise.
Space Bar - This shoots a projectile in the direction the craft is pointed. The projectile's momentum is affected by the craft's momentum.