MOON PATROL Joins the Arcade Archive Series

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

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Hamster Co. has released MOON PATROL in the Arcade Archive series on both the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4. The press release says the retro game is available as a digital download for players on both platforms. MOON PATROL is a side-scrolling action-shooter style game. It was first released back in 1982 by Irem. Players control a lunar rover. As you move forward, you’ll need to take out enemies that stand in your way while avoiding projectiles like missiles. The game supports 1-2 players and is available for just $7.99. Can you defeat both the Beginner Course and the Champion Course?


Hamster Co. is always adding more games to both their Arcade Archive and ACA NEO GEO retro game libraries on multiple gaming platforms. So check from time to time in the online shops of your favorite gaming system to see when and what they’ve added. They can be found on systems such as Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Lastly, I couldn’t link to the official website since there is no game page for MOON PATROL yet for some reason. You can still go to the main website and check out their lists of games on various platforms, though.

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I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.