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Lets Compare: Moon Patrol
« on: November 03, 2012, 14:14:24 PM »

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Re: Lets Compare: Moon Patrol
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2012, 15:37:26 PM »
Nice set of comparisons.  This is another fun game.  I suppose we could add a video of Space Patrol for the INTV.  :)

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Re: Lets Compare: Moon Patrol
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2012, 17:20:00 PM »
Amazing how many versions there are to be honest.
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Re: Lets Compare: Moon Patrol
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2012, 17:29:25 PM »
And here is Space Patrol for Intellivision!


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Re: Lets Compare: Moon Patrol
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2012, 17:32:13 PM »
I think I am most impressed by that excellent ColecoVision version!  :o

That Spectrum version is downright terrible though  >:(

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Re: Lets Compare: Moon Patrol
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 00:24:54 AM »
Only ever played the 2600 version and that was many, many years ago.Used to love it, but i could have sworn game had music...vids here just have s.fx.

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Re: Lets Compare: Moon Patrol
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 17:06:35 PM »
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Only ever played the 2600 version and that was many, many years ago.Used to love it, but i could have sworn game had music...vids here just have s.fx.

Some of those versions do have music, 5200 for a start

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Re: Lets Compare: Moon Patrol
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 20:54:34 PM »
As part of the Spy Hunter/Moon Patrol GBC review from Arcade mag (2/5)

'this game won't interest anyone other than video game historians' (and the call the cart a 'double-dissapointment'

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Re: Lets Compare: Moon Patrol
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 01:52:02 AM »
Is Moon Patrol on the Pal release Midway Arcade Hits II for the DreamCast?

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Re: Lets Compare: Moon Patrol
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2013, 04:29:24 AM »
Being a collector of so many systems, I have learned to appreciate the different flavors of games on different consoles. The intriguing thing to me with the comparison video is the ability to do parallax scrolling by some of the earliest systems. Even the VCS seems capable of some pseudo-parallax.

The MSX version strikes me as the most visually pleasing, and the Spectrum variant is certainly high contrast with the bright colour pallet.

Also of note: I think I read once that the Intellivision was derived from the Spectrum, and the colour pallets are definitely similar between those two.

I recently picked up Space Patrol for INTV and cannot say enough good things about that version of the game.

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Re: Lets Compare: Moon Patrol
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2013, 10:22:49 AM »
Quote from: "sloan"
Also of note: I think I read once that the Intellivision was derived from the Spectrum, and the colour pallets are definitely similar between those two.

The Spectrum came out several years after the Intellivision and has very different architecture so I think you might be getting mixed up.

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Re: Lets Compare: Moon Patrol
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2013, 14:50:10 PM »
Love Moon Patrol - I could do the beginner course and get half-way through the champ course on 1 credit in the arcade.

Have never played a console version

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Re: Lets Compare: Moon Patrol
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2013, 16:32:09 PM »
You should try some of these home versions, dav.  The 5200 version is very good and Space Patrol on the Intellivision is also very well done.

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Re: Lets Compare: Moon Patrol
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2013, 20:09:56 PM »
Interestingly this game was originally due to be a release game for the Atari 7800 and was reportedly finished. Nobody really knows why it wasn't released, I read somewhere that Atari apparently didn't know how to market it. But I would say that is very doubtful given that the Tramiels didn't market anything! I would say that it's more likely that the license ran out and Atari didn't want to renew it. Shame because it probably would have been the definitive version.

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Re: Lets Compare: Moon Patrol
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2013, 01:28:48 AM »
Wow, that would have been a fantastic version on the 7800.  Too bad it didn't happen!

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