The scenario was about a little space-buggy which was running on the surface of a hostile planet and the player had to shoot all alien vehicles and avoid all physical obstacles such as craters, rocks, boulders etc. The buggy could make jumps and had two guns, one shooting front and one shooting upwards. I really don’t know why but the whole concept appealed to me more than anything else that era (1986-88 perhaps). And I also remember that I was playing this a lot during my summer vacations in the island of Naxos (along with Pole Position).
So the years passed and I never had again the chance to play Moon Patrol again, as it was never ported to a modern machine. One day last September, out of curiosity I visited the Retro Remakes forum and found that Moon Patrol was re-done by a guy called Shinobi (like the old arcade, hehe! Shinobi done Moon Patrol). So I instantly visited Shinobi’s Site to find more about the game!
I’ve found the most recent version of Moo Patrol, this time called “Moon Patrol – New Path 1.0” downloaded and installed it. It is an excellent rework! By all means Shinobi has done a cracking work as his version plays and feels exactly as the original! There’s also another remake on Moon Patrol by another guy but it is nothing compared to Shinobi’s version.
You can visit Shinobi’s-Place here and download Moon Patrol – New Path (16MB) from the downloads section.