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Moonsweeper (Atari 2600)

Moonsweeper Atari 2600 Title screen / game demo

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Description

In Moonsweeper your goal is to rescue miners from the moons in Star Quadrant Jupiter. You begin your mission in space where you must avoid deadly aurora flares, photon torches and space bullets from the sun in this quadrant. From time to time you will see a moon pass by, and by flying near it you can descend to the surface. As you sweep along the surface, you will see stranded miners which need to be rescued by flying over them. Also on the moons surface are various obstacles which must be avoided or destroyed, such as towers and lunar satellites as well as alien surface destroyers. Should you survive and rescue six miners (the maximum your ship can carry), then you may take off from the surface by using the accelerator rings. There are several different types of moons found in this quadrant, each with a different level of difficulty. To help out, your ship is equipped with photon torpedoes and shields (though you will lose points while using the shield).

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Moonsweeper Atari 2600 Aliens attacking!
Moonsweeper Atari 2600 Title screen / game demo
Moonsweeper Atari 2600 Watch out for lunar towers and satellites
Moonsweeper Atari 2600 Flying in space

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User Reviews

Moons! Action! Design flaws! Jeff Hazen (92) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

TeleMatch Feb, 1984 1 out of 6 100
The Atari Times Oct 03, 2007 90 out of 100 90
The Video Game Critic Feb 15, 2008 B- 67

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Trivia

This game was listed in the Fathom manual but the Intellivision version was never released.
Servo (55747) added Moonsweeper (Atari 2600) on Jul 05, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69304), Servo (55747) and koffiepad (9955)