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Moon Patrol

DOS - 1984

Also available on: Apple II - Atari 2600 - Atari 8-bit - Commodore 64 - MSX - VIC-20

Alt names アーケードアーカイブス ムーンパトロール, ムーンパトロール, Arcade Archives: Moon Patrol, Patrulha Lunar
Year 1984
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, SHMUP, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter
Publisher Atarisoft
Developer Irem Corp.
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.63
4.11 / 5 - 44 votes

Description of Moon Patrol

Moon Patrol is a great PC port of Atari’s classic coin-op and Atari console game. In one of the earliest 2D platformers, your goal is to blast aliens flying overhead while jumping over rocks and chasms, all in the heroic act of defending the Moon from alien invasion. The game has excellent controls (especially when played with a joystick), very detailed graphics (by 1983 standards of course), and even memorable music.

Fast, furious, and fun – the way games are meant to be. Another testament to Atari’s undisputed knack for making addictive arcade games, Moon Patrol is a must-have.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Evert Vorster 2023-01-20 0 point

Did some testing on this. In DOSBox, a setting of 240 emulates the IBM-PC CPU running at 4.77MHz.
The game runs a little slow at this speed, and visibly struggles to keep up when there is a lot happening on screen. However, at the same era 8MHz IBM Compatible CPU's were more starting to be released, and these are emulated with a cycles setting of 400 in DOSBox. The game runs much better at this speed, but still slows down noticeably on scenes with a lot of action.

Mr Vampire 2019-02-09 1 point Commodore 64 version

Played the original in the arcade at the local skate rink. I was wrapped when I finally got this on the C64.

Fox 2018-08-22 2 points DOS version

@ Sparcikus

just tested it, it works fine under BOXER app.
Just make sure you slow down the CPU speed (alt+cmd+arrow down) to play the game at a normal speed.

Sparkicus 2018-06-25 -1 point

Can anyone tell me how to get this game in a format that will work on my Macbook Pro?

Crypt0 2016-07-01 0 point DOS version

The game is way to fast

carspa 2015-10-02 0 point


tigua 2014-04-12 0 point DOS version

de los clasicos muy buenos gracias

BOBAH1 2014-03-01 0 point DOS version

have anybody this game for PRAVETZ 8A in double green-black colors?

migue 2012-05-28 0 point DOS version

wowwww! the first game i played on a XT desktop. yeahh!!

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