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Lunar Lander
Atari 1979

Atari's first vector game. Use rotation buttons and giant "Frankenstein" style lever thruster control to land the Eagle on the surface of the moon. View screen automatically zooms in" as you approach the lunar surface.

The fuel consumption and both speed readings are important for the player to determine how to land the craft. Realistic engine rumble and crash sounds accompany game play. A high beep warns of an almost-depleted fuel supply, whereupon players can add coins to automatically extend the game and "fill up" their fuel tanks. Depending on the quality of the landing or the crash, various messages are displayed on the screen.