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Moon Ranger Moon Ranger - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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The player drives a moon buggy jumping over craters, rocks and landmines, while jumping over obstacles and shooting aliens above and dodging their missiles. Features very catchy background music and cute bouncing tires when the buggy is destroyed. Foreground and background terrain scroll at different rates giving the illusion of depth.

Moon Ranger was produced by Unknown in 1982.

Unknown released 775 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1700. Unknown was based in United States.

Other machines made by Unknown during the time period Moon Ranger was produced include: Polybius, Super Heli, Pop-Man, Paint Roller, NewPuc2, Amigo, Cook Race, Cotocoto Cottong, Gallag, and Locomotion


Name Moon Ranger
Developer Unknown (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8750
Class Bootleg
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Irem
Game Specific Moon Ranger Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Moon Ranger Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 2-way (left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - FireJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

59 seconds is the fastest time possible to reach checkpoints E, J, O, T, or Z. The game keeps track of the best times to reach these points. If you complete the Beginner's Course, the second course is called the Champion or Expert Course which repeats after successful completion. Mastering speed control and simultaneous use of jump/fire buttons will give you the edge you need to master the game.

Moon Ranger KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

TRICK: You have a better chance of hitting a UFO directly above if you jump while firing rapidly. This will compress your shots, making it harder for a UFO to slip through the space between bullets.



BOOTLEG OF: Moon Patrol

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Moon Ranger Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 15 known instances of this machine owned by Moon Ranger collectors who are active members. Of these, 15 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Moon Ranger circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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Moon Patrol/Ranger Arcade Boot Video Game PCB Board - Working NON JAMMA

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