Maze Craze - Volume 2, Number 4, Maze 6:

Moon Buggy

Blue Thunder
  • Concept: Moon Patrol © 1982 Published by Williams Electronics, Inc.
    Developed by Irem Corp.
    Moon Buggy © 1983 Published by Tequila Sunrise Software
    Developed by Anirog Software Ltd.
    By: D. R. Gamon
  • Artist: Dana, aka Dad

Moon Buggy is based off the first "runner" video game to really capture my fancy, Moon Patrol (I just got its name wrong at the time). An auto-scroller, if you will, where you can speed up or slow down but you can't stop. Plaguing this journey is rough terrain, unexpected craters, and enemy UFO's. Despite the platforming nature of the original game, these obstacles better translated into a top-down maze.