Moon Patrol
System: Atari 2600
Produced by: Atari
Model #: CX2692
Released: 1983
Players: one to two (alternating)
Controller: Joystick

  • NTSC version:2 - common
  • PAL version: 4 - scarce

The player pilots a "Moon Buggy" around a landscape containing land mines, craters and boulders. Your non-passive enemies include UFO's, tanks, and as the back of the box calls them, "flying land rockets."

You have to shoot the enemies, and boulders while jumping the mines and craters to reach the end of a level. Your progress is marked by a meter at the bottom of the screen. You can shoot straight up, or to the right.

The graphics are about average for a 2600 title. The background consists of a stary sky and a repeating blue mountain-scape. The ground is a solid green block Your buggy is a purple shape made up of two triangles with two little stumps for wheels. At the bottom of the screen is your score, number of lives, time, and progress meter.

| X X |
| Y |
| /\ /\ _ /\ |
|/ \__/\__/ \____/ \____/ |
| |
| 500 |
| 3<> 2:14 |

Going price on ebay ranges from $1.00 (just the cartridge) to $3.50 (unopened)