Arcade game:Lunar Lander


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The Strong National Museum of Play

Lunar Lander is notable for being the first Atari video game to use vector graphics. Although not a highly successful game, Lunar Lander is significant because it paved the way for other Atari vector-based games. It is considered the forefather of one of the most influential and popular games in video arcade game history: Asteroids.
In Lunar Lander, the player must navigate a lunar module to a safe landing on the moon. To increase the difficulty of the game the player is given a limited amount of fuel and must deal with realistic lunar gravity and physics and an uneven terrain. The cabinet is complete with a unique spring-action, two-handled lever to control the booster engines.

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  • Title: Arcade game:Lunar Lander
  • Date Created: 1979, 1979
  • Location: USA, USA
  • Subject Keywords: video game, electronic game, arcade game, video game, electronic game, arcade game
  • Type: Arcade Games, Arcade Games
  • Medium: plastic, metal, glass
  • Object ID: 109.17156, 109.17156

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