DOS - 1983
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
I'm a moon bug 2021-05-07 0 point
It's funny to see a negative review of this game. I played this as an eight-year-old and thought it was one of the best things ever. I tried finding it about 10 years ago but couldn't remember the name. I still think it's great, whatever you finicky reviewers say.
moonbug 2014-12-26 0 point DOS version
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.
cb5online 2012-06-06 0 point DOS version
waqar - there is only one file in this game - MOONBUGS.COM !!!
Blinddarm 2011-10-07 0 point DOS version
this game use a special mode to display 16 colors
on a CGA Graphic Card...
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