Moon Patrol

Moon Patrol

A straightforward adaptation of Williams' cult arcade classic, Atari's Moon Patrol for the Apple II is a somewhat stripped-down, no-frills experience which concentrates on the action of the game, rather than getting the visuals or the sound...

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Name Moon Patrol
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Platform Apple II
Release Date 1983
Game Type Released
ESRB Not Rated
Developers Irem
Publishers Atarisoft
Genres Action, Shooter
Max Players 2
Cooperative No
Rating

Community Rating: 3.3
Total Votes: 5
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_Patrol
Video Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqh9UEtOV2Q
Overview
A straightforward adaptation of Williams' cult arcade classic, Atari's Moon Patrol for the Apple II is a somewhat stripped-down, no-frills experience which concentrates on the action of the game, rather than getting the visuals or the sound right. The game offers either joystick or keyboard control (and fair warning: the keyboard control scheme is nearly impossible). Moon Patrol manages to give justice to most of the visuals, though some of the graphic nuances -- the lunar cities in the background, the shading on the triple-sphere ships which lob crater-making bombs at you -- is sacrificed, probably due to the Apple II hi-res mode's limited color range. Completely absent is that jaunty little tune which accompanied the arcade Moon Patrol and even home versions like Atari 2600.
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