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One of the better, more challenging side-scrollers for the system, Moon Patrol for the Atari VCS is based on the 1982 arcade classic. The controls are a tad clumsy as the joystick is used for jumping (in addition to acceleration and deceleration), but flickering is virtually non-existent and the enemies, though different in appearance than their arcade counterparts, are rendered with detail. The moon buggy and mountainous backgrounds are blocky and have been simplified drastically. A few other concessions have been made, such as limited music, but gameplay maintains the basic appeal of the original. Three skill levels are available. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide