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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari 2600 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.3
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 2.7
Overall User Score (17 votes) 3.3

Critic Reviews

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The Atari Times (Feb 03, 2002)
As if it wasn't obvious already, I highly recommend this game. When people ask me why I bother with that old 2600, this is one of the games I pull out to show them why the system is still great. The only real problem is that two people can't play simultaneously, and people seem to gather around when this one is on and want to take a crack at it. Moon Patrol is fairly common and can be purchased for a couple of bucks at eBay, so you've got no excuse for not owning this if you actively collect carts for the 2600.
Atari has not quite captured the graphic detail of the coin-op but that doesn't matter much. The play's the thing here, and it is fun— close enough to the coin-op so as not to be too objectionable to fans of the arcade version and loads of fun and a challenge to all players. If you don't like music. Atari even lets you turn off the sound using the difficulty switches. That really makes you feel the loneliness of patrolling the moon in deep space.
Tilt (Jan, 1984)
Moon Patrol est séduisant et pas si facile que ça.
The Video Game Critic (Jun 27, 1999)
Here's yet another high-quality arcade conversion from Atari. All the elements of the arcade game are here, including the intense challenge. Moon Patrol is unique because it forces you to concentrate on two things at once.
neXGam (Jun 27, 2013)
Und als ob dies noch nicht ausreichen würde, beharken euch von Zeit zu Zeit Aliens am oberen Bildschirmrand. Keine Frage, daß es teils ganz schön schwer sein kann die Außerirdischen oben in Schach zu halten und währenddessen noch die Fahrbahn im Blick zu haben. Doch auch wenn nach dem ersten Mal alle Leben recht schnell aufgebraucht sind, ist Moon Patrol eines der wenigen VCS 2600 Games, die man auch heute gerne immer wieder in seinen Oldie schmeisst.
Oldies Rising (Jun 29, 2012)
Un des meilleurs jeux Atari 2600. Un titre qu'on croirait presque créé pour elle d'ailleurs tant le concept lui va bien et la réalisation semble avoir été d'une adaptation des plus aisées sans grosse perte. J'en viendrais presque à dire que jouer à cette version vaut bien le jeu d'arcade original!
VideoGame (May, 1991)
No comando de um avançado carro lunar, você deve explorar toda a superfície do satélite da Terra, defendendo-o de ataques alienígenas.
TeleMatch (Nov, 1983)
Moon Patrol ist zwar ein kriegsähnliches Ballerspiel, aber eines, bei dem Geschicklichkeit Trumpf ist und das Wort Spielspaß kein Fremdwort. Es bringt ganz einfach Spiel-Spaß, den genauen Zeitpunkt eines Absprungs zu berechnen und sich von den vielen Behinderungen nicht zu sehr ablenken zu lassen.
Why do we enjoy being frustrated? This is a game that is flat out mean, but yet we continue to punish ourselves, swearing (literally) to get past the next rock pile/hole/land mine combination that's already taken three perfectly good lives. There's no need for explanation. It's gotta be the music.
Woodgrain Wonderland (Jul 09, 2017)
Moon Patrol is a quality cart that, while frustrating at times, offers a lot of long-term gameplay value.

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