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Lunar Rescue (ルナレスキュー)

Released in 1980

Developer: Taito
Manufacturer: Taito
Distributor: Taito

***  (1 total votes)

Lunar Rescue marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Land a lunar craft on a platform, collect a stranded astronaut, then return it safely to its ship.

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
224 x 256 Resolution
Colors: 7 Color Overlay

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

8080 cpu @ 2 Mhz
* Samples audio
* Information was extracted from Mame, so "Samples audio" may indicate the game has analog sound hardware.

Hardware Platform

Taito 8080 Based

Mame ROMs

lrescue, Lunar Rescue
desterth, Destination Earth
grescue, Galaxy Rescue

Game Details

You control a lunar landing vehicle that is dropped from its mothership and must land on one of the platforms at the bottom of the screen while avoiding the objects in its path. Once the craft has safely landed, it collects a stranded astronaut from the surface, then it must then travel back up to the ship, shooting back at the spaceships in its way.

The game is black and white with different zones of colors (noticeable when the lunar craft moves around the screen and changes color). Up to two alternating players can compete.

Black and white with plastic color overlays.

Lunar Rescue control panel
control panel

Lunar Rescue cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Lunar Rescue title screen
title screen
Lunar Rescue gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Lunar Rescue promotional flyer
promotional flyer Member Ratings / Comments

***  by kk. Comment: "Not a bad use of the Space Invaders hardware. Multi-phase gameplay makes things a little less boring than Space Invaders, but not much." 2003-02-23 08:40:16Z

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 12/13/2021 7:11:00 AM