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Moon Bugs

DOS - 1983

Year
1983
Platform
DOS
Released in
Canada
Genre
Action
Theme
Arcade, Shooter
Publisher
Windmill Software
Developer
Windmill Software
Perspective
Top-Down
Dosbox support
Fully supported on 0.63
4.88 / 5 - 9 votes

Description of Moon Bugs

Yet another game by Windmill Software "inspired" by arcade originals, Moon Bugs is a blatant clone of Galaxian that unfortunately adds little to the tried-and-true "shoot all aliens in sight" concept.

Your goal is to defend earth against insect invaders who descend from the top of the screen. That's pretty much it-and there is no variety in gameplay to make things more interesting, either. It's just shoot, shoot, and shoot until you get bored of insects that are several pixels wide.

Quite a disappointment compared to similar games such as Cosmic Crusader or even Galaxian itself. Windmill's later games, most notably Digger, are much better at enhancing the original concepts. Even the 4-color CGA graphics of Cosmic Crusader is more detailed than EGA in this game.

My advice: try it out, and go play Galaxian instead :)

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

moonbug 2014-12-26 0 point

It's F1 key to fire, same as with Floppy Frenzy and some of those other early games (probably because of keyboard layout reasons...)

Also, to run game in fullscreen try setting machine type to tandy (dosbox -machine tandy).

And you need to throttle cycles down a lot. On my machine the ideal speed is about 300 cycles. You can use MIPS.COM (not included in zip, just google it) to try and figure out approximate cycles equivalent to a 4.7 MHz IBM/PC on your particular hardware, but it will never be 100% exact since dosbox isn't a cycle exact emulator anyway.

Joe 2014-10-08 0 point

How do i fire? spacebar just pauses the game

Rex 2014-06-01 0 point

Makes me feel nostalgic!

weldum 2014-01-31 0 point

this game uses 160x100 "hidden" mode of CGA

WAQAR AHMED 2013-06-29 0 point

MOON BUGS NOT RUN IN WINDOW XP????

netrider 2013-01-24 0 point

i love old games

appu 2012-12-26 0 point

i like it very much when i was three years old i played it

cb5online 2012-06-06 0 point

waqar - there is only one file in this game - MOONBUGS.COM !!!

t1ger 2012-02-17 0 point

It's not a special mode.... It's text-mode.

Blinddarm 2011-10-07 0 point

this game use a special mode to display 16 colors
on a CGA Graphic Card...

billy7720 2011-09-12 0 point

Runs GREAT in DosBox through PCLinuxOS! :)

WAQAR 2011-01-23 0 point

MOON BUGS IN NOT RUNNING IN MY COMPUTER.....WINDOW IS XP .....I THINK SOME FILES MISS IN THIS GAME

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