Moon Patrol

Export Arcade Video game published 41 years ago by Williams Electronics, Inc.

Listed in MAME

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.


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).


Moon Patrol was released by Williams Electronics, under license by Irem, in August 1982 in the USA.


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

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

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

usa Mobile Phones (jul.2, 2003)


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