The Micro User

Moon Buggy
By Kansas City Systems
Acorn Electron

Published in The Micro User 4.01

Onslaught On The Moon

If anyone has ever wondered what it would be like to zip across the surface of the moon in a buggy, they can now find out with Kansas City's Moon Buggy.

The idea is to get as far as possible over the smoothly scrolling moon landscape using four keys to move left and right, jump and fire.

To make life difficult there are plenty of obstacles in the form of craters and large rocks. There are also rockets that shoot up out of the ground and tanks which fire at you.

Moon Buggy

Your moon buggy's weapon consists of two lasers, one for blasting objects in your path and one for shooting down the space saucers that make regular sorties above your head.

The background changes with each sector you travel through. There appear to be 26 sectors each labelled with a letter of the alphabet. The further you venture the more difficult life gets and the fiercer becomes the onslaught from tanks, missiles and rocks.

Later sectors include broken bridges which have to be skipped across, and flashing black and white mines scattered gener ously across the landscape.

The game is very playable but the novelty soon wore off, probably because it didn't offer anything particularly new.

Andy Mac