Moonbase (video game)

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Developer(s) Wesson International
Publisher(s) Mindscape
Platform(s) MS-DOS, Amiga
Release date(s) 1990 (1990) (DOS)
1991 (1991) (Amiga)
Genre(s) City-building

Moonbase is a 1990 city-building game set on the Moon. Developed by Wesson International, it was published for Amiga and DOS. An updated version, called Lunar Command, was published in 1993 by Mallard Software.


Players assume the role of manager and must build then expand their moonbase, balancing the production of essentials such as air and power in order to keep the base running within a budget.[1]


Computer Gaming World in 1991 stated that Moonbase was "a realistic simulation that offers a challenge", with "visual spice and a pinch of whimsy".[2] In a 1992 survey of science fiction games the magazine gave the title four out of five stars, describing it as "Probably the most detailed realistic space 'construction' set ever produced. Not for the 'joystick' crowd, but recommended for the user willing to engage his brain".[3]


In the opening cinematic for Lunar Command, the spaceship that flies to the moon and over the moonbase, is identical to the Y-Wing starfighter from the Star Wars universe.


  1. ^ Ablott, Trevor (September 1991), "Moonbase", Amiga Computing: 46–47 
  2. ^ Pelland, Scott (June 1991). "Hot Dog Stands on the Moon". Computer Gaming World. p. 68. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Brooks, M. Evan (1992-11). "Strategy & Wargames: The Future (2000-....)". Computer Gaming World. p. 99. Retrieved 4 July 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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