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Tintin on the Moon

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
72
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DOS
...
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Amstrad CPC
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3.6
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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 Once you pickup a fire extinguisher, you can put out the fires.
Tintin on the Moon Amstrad CPC Opening cinematic
Tintin on the Moon Amstrad CPC Game Over
Tintin on the Moon ZX Spectrum Dropping vertically

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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The Press Says

Zero Amiga Nov, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1989 8 out of 10 80
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
CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1989 65 out of 100 65
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Action Amiga Dec, 1989 63 out of 100 63
Zzap! Amiga Mar, 1990 61 out of 100 61
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 (3026), Xoleras (66248) and Martin Smith (63168)