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Moon Patrol

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#26 NE146 OFFLINE  


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Posted Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:45 PM

I rather liked this game. Could use some more variation in the terrain instead of just different spacing between the rocks and holes.

'Course the actual game (and the 5200 version, etc.) has hills that go up and down. The VCS version I guess could just do what it could do. :)



Moon Patrol drove me to download and install MAME on my laptop; it is the only arcade game that I want to play that has not been featured in a modern emulator collection.   :(


It was on the Arcade Greatest Hits - Midway Collection 2!  Not sure if it was on anything else though...



Edited by NE146, Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:45 PM.

#27 LionHearted78 OFFLINE  


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Posted Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:48 PM

I used to enjoy the 2600 game growing up but now I find myself not really liking it very much anymore.. I do still very much enjoy the arcade original game. Fun mechanics and action for an early arcade title. 

#28 doctorclu OFFLINE  


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Posted Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:18 AM

Check out Moon Patrol Arcade (Atari 2600)


Lots of great graphical hacks there, and I added a few hacks as well.  Check out in particular


bin.gif  MoonPatrol_DC Bigger 3 E.bin




May only be four tires instead of six, but they are rolling tires.  :D

#29 Flojomojo OFFLINE  


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Posted Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:49 AM

The arcade version is on the Arcade Archives for Switch for $8. Good port, like everything else in the series. 

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Posted Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:37 AM

Moon Patrol - One of my favorite games... but not on the 2600!  I can understand WHY you feel that way.


The TI-99/4A version is what I play these days.  ---->  gallery_35324_1215_6647721.gif

#31 Nutsy Doodleheimer OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:04 PM

I have the top high score of it at my local arcade. Almost 90,000

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#32 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:10 PM

Come on. You said so yourself. It's basically Blaster Master, except on Atari. What's not to love? :grin:

#33 iesposta OFFLINE  


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Posted Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:04 PM

Here's Vector Patrol.
This is a beta version with a home-made overlay (the game's real overlay gives much richer color).
The programming outshines the arcade version on this 1982 home games console!

#34 atarifan88 OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:43 AM

Well I for one love the Atari & Intellivision versions.  It may have something to do with discovering these games much later than when they were released...

#35 davyK OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:54 AM

That Vector Patrol game is damn impressive!

#36 Jinks OFFLINE  


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Posted Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:53 AM

I got this for Christmas when I was a kid.
I played it for days on end. I can finish all stages with one life back then.
Super fun. I played with a quickshot 3.
You have to be quick and learn the jumping.
The mine stage is easy. The tanks auto fire and hold left to slow down. As soon as the tank is killed hold right and jump with enough speed.
I could see today finding it hard. Thinking your going to drive thru and rack up points is wrong. Surviving the course is where you mind should be.
NES comparison? Blaster master? LOL
plays nothing like it.

#37 AtariWarlord OFFLINE  



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Posted Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:22 PM

Moon Patrol is one of those rare instances where the arcade game is actually easier than the 2600 port. I agree that the collision detection is off right before craters. So many times I thought I had at least a couple pixels grace but I blew up anyway. It's still a good version, and quite faithful to the original. Thanks to G-Type for the tips above -- for some reason I, too, thought you had to shoot the "poop" before attempting to jump over the crater. 

#38 Lord Thag OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:56 AM

This one definitely requires that you get the 'feel' down, but once you do it's a great game. I played the heck out of it as a kid, and still enjoy it now. It's worth investing the time to learn the muscle memory needed to play it well. 

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