Moon Patrol (Atari 8-bit)

Moon Patrol Atari 8-bit Title screen


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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.5
Overall User Score (4 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition
Atari have included all the different sections of the moon that make up your mission and you are still racing against those strict time limits. At the end of each stage you get a still screen that adds up your score and adds any bonus points, giving you some respite before the action steps up. Each stage also has it’s own unique background scenery, just like the arcade game. Once you get the hang of the controls, so you can combine shooting down the flying saucers with jumping over the craters, you will get quite addicted to this fun title.
Power Play
Moon Patrol ist eines der älteren Automatenspiele, das für mich bis heute nichts von seinem Reiz verloren hat. Es ist ein echter Klassiker mit recht viel Abwechslung. Wenngleich die Atari-Umsetzung nicht überragend ist, so wurde der Spielwitz dennoch bewahrt. Alle Szenen des Automatenspiels wurden übernommen. Leider gibt es das Problem des Continue-Modus. Wo bitte soll ich die Taste „2“ drücken? Auch die Pause-Funktion per Space-Taste läßt sich mit dem XE-System ohne Tastatur nicht aktivieren. Das durfte nicht passieren.