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Shack's Arcade Corner: Moon Patrol

This week on Shack's Arcade Corner we take a look at Moon Patrol. Released in 1982, Moon Patrol was developed by Irem and distributed in North America by Williams. Moon Patrol is widely credited for the introduction of parallax scrolling in side-scrolling video games and had an awesome sound track for its time. Players controlled a moon buggy as they traversed the surface of the moon. The moon buggy was able to fire projectiles straight ahead and up. The game had 26 checkpoints named A to Z, and your final score was based on how many enemies the player killed, how many times they died, and how long it took them to reach the checkpoint. There was also a Champion's mode that provided an endless level for high score setting arcade junkies. Moon Patrol surprisingly was never ported to NES although it did find a home on some other consoles. Check out the video to find out more awesome facts about Moon Patrol.

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