Moon Patrol

The Arcade Video Game PCB by Williams Electronics, Inc. (EXPORT VERSION)

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): mpatrolw

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade Video Game PCB

Moon Patrol © 1982 Williams Electronics, Incorporated.


Export version by Williams Electronics for North America. Game developed in Japan by Irem. For more information about the game itself, please see the original Irem entry.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

The Williams Moon Patrol cabinet is a similar design to the one used on "Joust", but with a slightly thicker control panel. This title features painted sideart (a scene showing a moon buggy being attacked, which is done in several shades of blue), and uses a horizontal monitor. The marquee shows another moon scene (this one done up in Marvel comics style graphics) of a yellow moon buggy attacking a hovercraft, with a purple space castle in the background (All of those things are different colors than the ones actually in the game, they probably neglected to show the graphic artist the actual game). The control panel uses a single 2-Way joystick which is mounted centrally, fire and jump buttons are on either side (meaning you can play this title with either hand).

TRIVIA

Moon Patrol was released in June 1982 in North America by Williams, under license from Irem.

PORTS

NOTE: Only ports released in North America are listed here. For ports released outside of North America, please see the original Irem entry.

CONSOLES:
[US] Atari 2600 (1983) "Moon Patrol [Model CX2692]"
[US] Atari 5200 (1983) "Moon Patrol [Model CX5241]"
Atari XEGS
Colecovision [unreleased prototype]
[US] Sony PlayStation (nov.30, 1997) "Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Midway Collection 2 [Model SLUS-00450]"
Nintendo Game Boy Color [US] (may.1999) "Arcade Hits - Moon Patrol & Spy Hunter [Model DMG-ADUE-USA]"
[US] Sega Dreamcast (nov.15, 2001) "Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits Vol. 2 [Model T-9714N]"

COMPUTERS:
[US] Atari 800 (1982) "Moon Patrol [Model RX8052]"
[US] Apple II (1983)
PC [Booter] [US] (1983)
Commodore VIC-20 [US] (1983)
[US] Commodore C64 (1983) "Moon Patrol [Model RX8533]"
Tandy Color Computer [US] (1983) "Moon Hopper"
Tandy Color Computer [US] (1983) "Desert Patrol"
Tandy Color Computer [US] (1983) "Lunar Rover Patrol"
TI-99/4A [US] (1984) "Moon Patrol [Model RX8531]"
Atari ST [US] (1987)
PC [MS Windows 95, CD-ROM] [US] (1997) "Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Midway Collection 2"

OTHERS:
Mobile Phones [US] (jul.2, 2003)

SOURCES
Game's Rom