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Moon Patrol (Apple II)

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Advertising Blurbs

Comic book ad:
    Neil Armstrong: "Houston, this is Apollo. I'm on the ladder !"
    Mission Control: "Roger, we've got the picture!"
    Neil Armstrong: "That's one small step for... Hey, somebody's up here !!"
    Mission Control: "Are you buggy ? ? ?"
    Neil Armstrong: "No, a moon buggy!!"
    "Neil Armstrong: "It's jumping over craters and blowing up rocks!!!"
    Mission Control: "Apollo, what's it like up there?"
    Neil Armstrong: "It's just like in the arcade!

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (44554) on Jan 27, 2013.

Back of Box - 5200 (US):
    "Moon Patrol, a visual knockout..."
    -Electronic Games magazine

    Hop into your Moon Buggy and test yourself on a lunar obstacle course. You'll fight off hostile aliens, jump over huge craters and landmines , and blast moonrocks from your path. And as if that weren't enough, you'll encounter alien tanks and missiles that'll blow you into moondust if you aren't careful!
    • SCROLLING BACKGROUND SCENERY
    • UNIQUE CONTINUE FEATURE
    • SPECTACULAR GRAPHICS
    • APPEALING THEME MUSIC
    • ALL THE CHALLENGE OF THE ARCADE HIT!
    THIS CARTRIDGE CAN BE USED ONLY WITH THE ATARI 5200™ SUPERSYSTEM
    • ONE OR TWO PLAYERS
    • TWO DIFFICULTY LEVELS
    • Use your 5200 controllers with this ATARI game cartridge.
    • For use with North American and other NTSC television sets only.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4617) on Jun 26, 2007.

Back Cover - 2600 (US), 1983:
    "Moon Patrol, a visual knockout..."
    -Electronic Games
    magazine

    Hop into your Moon Buggy. You're about to journey across the surface of the moon. Be prepared to blast moon rocks and jump over gaping craters and dangerous land mines. Then the real challenge begins: Three types of alien UFOs bombard your Moon Buggy. Protect yourself by firing missiles above and in front of you while jumping over huge holes and zapping lunar rocks and UFOs.

    FOR USE WITH THE ATARI 2600 SERIES SYSTEMS, AND THE SEARS VIDEO ARCADE AND VIDEO ARCADE II SYSTEMS.
    • ONE OR TWO PLAYERS
    • THREE DIFFICULTY LEVELS
    • SCROLLING THREE-DIMENSIONAL BACKGROUND SCENERY
    • GREAT GRAPHICS AND WHIMSICAL THEME MUSIC!
    • Use your Joystick Controllers with this ATARI Game Program cartridge.
    • For use with North American and other NTSC television sets only.
    • MODEL 2692

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4617) on Mar 06, 2004.

Back Cover - 2600 (UK), 1988:

    ENGLISH

    Hop into your Moon Buggy and leap over huge craters and land mines, explode lunar boulder, battle UFOs, alien tanks, and low-flying land rockets.

    FRANÇAIS

    Sautez dans votre boguet lunaire et franchissez d'énormes cratères et des mines, faites exploser de gros rochers, battez-vous contre des OVNI, des chars ennemis et des missiles volant à ras-de-terre.

    DEUTSCH

    Hüpfen Sie in Ihren Mond-Buggy und springen Sie über riesige Krater und Gräben hinweg, zersprengen Sie Mondfelsen, bekämpfan Sie UFOs, feindliche Panzer und niedrig fliegende Landraketen.

    ITALIANO

    Balzate sulla vostra Moon Buggy e saltate enormi crateri e mine; fate esplodere massi lunari, UFO da combattimento, carri armati nemici e missili a basas quota.

    ESPANOL

    Suba a su carrito lunar y salte por encima de enormes cráteres y minas terrestres; haga explotar rocas lunares; combata OVNIs, tanques y proyectiles en enemigos.

    One or two players
    Un a deux joueurs
    Ein bis zwei Spieler
    Da uno a due giocatori
    De uno a dos jugadorse

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4617) on Mar 06, 2004.

back o' the box:
    The world's most popular video games can be yours to play at home, now that Atari makes them for the IBM PC. And the possibilities don't stop there. More compatible software will be available soon from ATARISOFT, including educational, management and productivity programs.

    Atari currently offers the following games on the IBM PC computers: Joust, Jungle Hunt, Moon Patrol, Pole Position, Ms. PAC-MAN, Battlezone, and Galaxian. And there's much more to come!

    Wanted: Hotshots to troubleshoot on the moon. The Thrill of the arcade game.

    Applications being accepted for replacement gunners in high risk job. Hostile environment. Road conditions nonexistent due to meteor and crater hazards. Small native population of killer plants also reported. Quick reflexes, marksmanship and driving skill a must. Bonuses for UFO's and enemy tanks. Recognition for valor. Volunteers only.

    Requires any IBM PC computer (with 128k RAM), a disk drive (with DOS 2.0) and an IBM color graphics board. A game adapter board and joystick are optional.

    Contributed by jeff leyda (1586) on Mar 13, 2002.