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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 moon's 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).


Moonsweeper TI-99/4A Watch out for alien attackers!
Moonsweeper Atari 2600 Aliens attacking!
Moonsweeper ColecoVision Rescue miners from the surface of a moon
Moonsweeper MSX Titlescreen

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User Reviews

Moons! Action! Design flaws! Atari 2600 Jeff Hazen (119)

Critic Reviews

TeleMatch ColecoVision Feb, 1984 1 out of 6 100
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Feb, 1984 1 out of 6 100
The Atari Times Atari 2600 Oct 03, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Atari 2600 Nov, 1983 3.5 out of 4 88
JoyStik Atari 2600 Dec, 1983 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Jul 17, 2017 B 75
All Game Guide ColecoVision 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Feb 15, 2008 B- 67


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Cancelled Intellivision version

This game was listed in the Fathom manual but the Intellivision version was never released.
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