New Parts

The Asteroids game has three new parts. If you have worked on Atari games in the past, then you should be aware of these important differences. The new parts are:

• Power Supply Assembly. It covers a wider voltage range than before, has higher reliability, a smaller overall size, and all fuse numbers and fuse amperages are marked directly on the metal chassis.

• Game PCB Circuitry and TV Monitor. Most video games to date have used the raster scan method of display. This game uses vector generation with X and Y axes to allow greater contrast, a greater number of moving objects on the screen, and lines at any angle to be "drawn" on the screen.

Throughout this manual, wherever one of these three new parts is mentioned, you will see this symbol in the page margin: ^

ATTRACTION PANEL

TV MONITOR SHIELD

CONTROL PANEL

COIN DOOR

TV MONITOR SHIELD

CONTROL PANEL

COIN DOOR

POWER ON/OFF SWITCH

ACCESS PANEL

POWER ON/OFF SWITCH

ACCESS PANEL

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