Tintin on the Moon

Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
...
3.6
Commodore 64
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4.1
Atari ST
65
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Description

Hergé's famous cartoon character is brought to life in this multi-stage action game, specifically based around the episode of the same name. In many details the story was similar to the real moon landings, then many years off.

A more accurate title for the game would be 'Tintin Gets to the Moon', as reaching it is your challenge. The game is split into two distinct types of sections; the first of these involves guiding the rocket through space. Steer it to avoid contact with asteroids, and to collect eight red spheres. Yellow spheres boost energy, and so should be collected.

This is followed by a platform-based battle, as the evil Captain Jurgen has tied up several crew members, planted time bombs, and started several fires. Use your extinguisher on Jurgen and the fires, and touch the bombs and crew members to solve those problems. Turn gravity off to reach the more troublesome bombs.

Screenshots

Tintin on the Moon Amiga Title screen
Tintin on the Moon ZX Spectrum Game over
Tintin on the Moon Amiga Inside the rocket, you have to free your friends, put out the fires and remove the bombs.
Tintin on the Moon Amiga Once you pickup a fire extinguisher, you can put out the fires.

Alternate Titles

  • "Tintin Sur La Lune" -- French title
  • "Tintin En La Luna" -- Spanish title
  • "Tim Und Struppi Auf Dem Mond" -- German title
  • "Tim & Struppi auf dem Mond" -- Alternate german title spelling

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Dec, 1989 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1989 72 out of 100 72
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Dec, 1989 70 out of 100 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Nov, 1989 675 out of 1000 68
The One Atari ST Nov, 1989 66 out of 100 66
CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1989 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1989 7.6 out of 12 63
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1989 7.4 out of 12 62
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1989 34 out of 100 34

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Trivia

Loosely based on the Tintin comic books - "Destination Moon" and "Explorers on the Moon" created by Hergé (Georges Remi). The comics first appeared in "Tintin magazine", newspapers from 1950 to 1952 and was quite advanced, in fact, 17 years before the actual Moon landing in 1969 by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins! For the comic (later used in the game), Hergé had a scaled model of the rocket made including detailed interior and approved by a scientific expert.
Contributed to by tbuteler (3022), Xoleras (66117) and Martin Smith (63067)