Moon Patrol - 1980's Arcade classic is getting an Amiga conversion by JOTD


Another Sunday heads up for you all, as we've recently been told by Earok. That JOTD is working on the next Arcade to Amiga conversion of Irem's classic scrolling shooter of 'Moon Patrol'. A game from 1982 that is widely credited for the introduction of parallax scrolling in side-scrolling video games. For those of you who don't remember this classic, you drove a buggy across a landscape, jumping over ditches and rocks while also shooting at enemies both above and in front made this such a great game to play.

Here's the latest from JOTD in regards to the very early developments of Moon Patrol Amiga. "Just a small video to show how buggy it is ATM but at the same time the colors are okay, and there's the double mountain parallax (no dual playfield). Developed in 68k assembly, this is going to run on 1MB ECS amiga. You'll notice the ugly color bars on the sides. If someone has an idea how to hide them? I"m changing color 0 so I don't have to blit some empty space after the mountain layers, but it has this nasty effect. You'll also notice that the ground is not scrolling, and the buggy wheels are all in sync. This will of course be fixed soon".

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  1. The Atari 800 homebrew was already very well done. It will be interesting what the Scorpion Engine brings us for Amiga.

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    1. There's some mistakes in the grammar that make that a little difficult to interpret clearly, but this game is coded from scratch and doesn't use the Scorpion Engine in any way.
      The reference to Scorpion Engine was just that Earok was the one who informed IndieRetroNews about the WIP port.

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    2. no offence but at least for once this scorpion thing is kept out of the game. Seems thst nobody creates games the old ways nowadays. Scorpion, scorpion, scorpion... enough!

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    3. Created in 68k assembly, but from the latest news it looks like the game has been put on hold :(

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    4. Seriously weird when folk complain about something existing, such as the scorpion engine. Not everyone has the time to learn asm or c. No one forces you to play games or anything so .. lame opinion, in my opinion ;)

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  2. At last!
    Maybe Berzerk is next in line, who knows?

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    1. If this were up for a vote, I’d go for Zaxxon…

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  3. omg! I have been wanting this for years and just last Sat. I was begging for it on the "Pintz and Amiga" Twitch stream and here it is. Here take my money, donations, etc.?

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