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Ocean Software Ltd
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Ben Stone, Robin Candy
Chris Bourne

Use of Computer: 86%
Graphics: 89%
Playability: 95%
Getting Started: 88%
Addictive Qualities: 94%
Originality: 83%
Value for Money: 90%
Overall: 89%

At the time when Moon Alert was released there were few good 'Moon Buggy' games. Moon Alert was by far the best and oddly enough few 'Moon Buggy' games have been released since - certainly nothing to rival Moon Alert. Almost everyone knows how to play 'Moon Buggy' games (if you don't - where have you been for the past couple of years?) so there is no point in going over that all over again.

Several 'Moon Buggy' games were released at about the same time. Ocean's version was undoubtedly the best and it's still a very good game by today's standards. It's just as addictive and playable as it was then and no one has bettered it since.

I've never been particularly fond of 'Moon Buggy' games but Moon Alert caught my attention because it's a really good game. It's a lot more addictive than any other game of its sort. The graphics are fine though your actual buggy is a bit flickery. If you want a 'Moon Buggy' game Moon Alert is still the best one available and worth buying.

(Ben) I wouldn't change any of the ratings. If anything I would put the 'Addictive qualities' up a few points. Moon Alert is another game that has stood the test of time well and I highly recommend it

(Rob) The ratings on the whole are basically sound I would only fiddle with them slightly by pushing the 'Use of computer' up by 3 points and maybe lowering the 'Addictive qualities' by a couple of points. Otherwise the review still stands.