Asteroids Deluxe is a video arcade game created by Dave Shepperd, released in May 1981 by Atari Inc. and is the sequel to Asteroids. Like in the original Asteroids the objective is to score as many points as possible by destroying asteroids and flying saucers. The player controls a ship that can rotate left and right, fire shots straight forward, and thrust forward. Asteroids Deluxe replaces the hyperspace feature with shields which deplete with use. Other differences include asteroids which rotate and a new enemy which is dubbed a “killer satellite” which would, when shot, break apart into three smaller ships that homed in on the player’s position.