Moonbase (video game)

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Developer(s) Wesson International
Publisher(s) Mindscape
Mallard Software
Platform(s) MS-DOS, Amiga
Release 1990 (1990) (MS-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 MS-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 1993 the magazine recommended the game as educational and "worthwhile" for children in middle school and older.[4]


  1. ^ Ablott, Trevor (September 1991), "Moonbase", Amiga Computing, pp. 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 (November 1992). "Strategy & Wargames: The Future (2000-....)". Computer Gaming World. p. 99. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Krumenaker, Larry (December 1993). "Lunar Command". Computer Gaming World. pp. 176, 178. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 

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