Meteors - a clone of Asteroids

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In 1979, Atari made Asteroids... But, in 1981, Amusement World produced Meteors - a clone of Asteroids. This lead to Amusement World getting sued. When the case went to court, the judge sided with Amusement world. This landmark case ruled that you cannot copyright a genre of game. Stephen Holniker, CEO of Amusement World passed away in October, 2012. After 30 years, Eric Holniker, his son uncovered the actual Meteors arcade. Check out The Save Point on facebook or come in and play the game! Interesting blog post about the case: also this one from much earlier: High-res pictures of the arcade, et al. here: Arcade Heroes Article on the game:


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