The classic arcade game Moon Cresta has now made its way to the Atari 7800!
Each round consists of ten waves of aliens, and two sets of docking sequences (provided you have a ship left to dock with). Every two waves of aliens have different entrance sequences, attack sequences, and point values.
After you eliminate the first four waves of aliens, if you have any ships in reserve you will be given an opportunity to dock with your next ship. Successfully docking gives you increased firepower, but also gives the aliens a bigger target to aim for. You are given another chance to dock after the next four waves of aliens (again as long as you have another ship in reserve).
As you pass each round of ten waves of aliens, the game play starts over, and the difficulty increases. The aliens are more and more likely to re-emerge from the bottom of the screen after passing the player's ship. The attack patters become more varied and difficult to maneuver around.
- Easy: The aliens are slower, and start out unable to reemerge under the player's ship once they pass below it (re-appearing at the center of the screen instead).
- Normal: The aliens move at the standard speed, and increase how often they re-emerge under the player's ship after passing below it.
- Hard: The aliens again move at the standard speed, but they often re-emerge under the player's ship after passing below it. Attack patterns are much more varied and unpredictable. After the first round, the final alien in each wave moves much faster.
This version of Moon Cresta includes the game cartridge and four-page color manual. Available in NTSC and PAL television formats, please select above.
|Number of Players||1 - 2|
Arcade lovers of the game rejoice. This is a near carbon copy of the Arcade original and does not disappoint in faithfully bringing forth the Arcade challenge and feel. Ship's multi-parts and stage handling is all intact. Enemy movement is as exact as possible with Bob taking the arcade ROMs, disassembled the source code, obtain proper enemy movement tables, and modifying to fit within the 320 mode of the console respectively. Docking, of course, is present as well.
Easy, Normal, and Hard difficulties are available choices. Normal provides the closest Arcade experience. For those who have never played the Arcade, this is one title where it is very likely such a person wants to start on Easy. Many who have played this game will tell you it is difficult and it will present quite the challenge.
If a person is not big into shooters, especially difficult ones, this is very much likely not the game for them. However, if an individual is looking for a challenging shooter and does not care about the presence of dazzling frills and special effects, this is one to tackle.
It's a 5 Star port of a 3 Star Arcade game For me. Therefore, I give it 4 stars.
MOON CRESTA is the best 7800 game ever.
It is my absolute favourite arcade game.And i am proud,that i am the reason,why BOB did it for the 7800 system :)
If you like space shooters, pick up a copy of Moon Cresta. Another awesome homebrew from PacManPlus!