Atari released Lunar Lander in 1979 as its first attempt at an arcade game with vector graphics. Although Lunar Lander wasn’t nearly as successful as Asteroids, which followed soon after, it nevertheless holds an important place in video game history. Lunar Lander has been remade in a variety of different formats on a wide range of computer systems. What makes the original arcade version unique, however, is the massive thruster control used to carefully manage the thrust on the Eagle lander as it approaches the moon’s surface.
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