Talk:Moon Patrol

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"Yes, the Moon Patrol music was used in Paperboy for both Arcade and Master System version."

Why do you say that? I have owned full size arcade machines of both Moon Patrol and Paperboy for years. I assure you the music is not the same. The games aren't even made by the same companies! I can't comment on the Master System as I don't have one, but if the music is different for that system than the original arcade machine then the trivia bullet should specify "Master System version of the game". I would like some sources sited for your claim either way.
Peter Hirschberg 16:25, 22 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]
My bro sent me a link to some videogame remixes I can't say either game sounds like the other.
The Music is only vaguely simular. I agree that it is certainly NOT the same music in the Arcade Versions, I own a Moon Patrol Cocktail table btw. Tsubasa 22:52, 14 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]

The music of Moon Patrol and Paperboy is not even that similar. Without having an arcade machine, load up Moon Patrol on Arcade's Greatest Hits, The Midway Collection 2 for Windows PC... for that matter just browse the MOONSND folder on the CD, play MOON9.WAV, and listen to it to completion. A single synth line with a constant drum track is all there is to it, though it does fit the game well enough. Now listen to Paperboy's bassline theme during each day's delivery and the subsequent organ-like portions that occur along with the bassline (any port faithful to the arcade version will do, but without a sound test option one has to play and listen)... nothing like Moon Patrol, the rhythms are significantly different. (talk) 17:28, 8 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

"The music during gameplay appears to pay homage to the baseline of James Brown's "Soulful Christmas.""

The melody is also highly similar to "Speed Kills" by the English Band 10cc Invalidname (talk) 23:26, 5 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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BetacommandBot 04:39, 3 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Proper screenshots[edit]

It seems someone has been trying to promote a modern remake (a browser flash game) of Moon patrol in this article. The screenshot image heading the info box was labeled as being from the arcade version, but it was actually from the flash game. By chance, I had recently played the flash game, and I found it to be rather unfaithful to the original, so I think it's improper to have it in the info box (even if labeled correctly). Looking at the history, it seems links to a flash game has been removed in the past.

Maybe it's a good idea to use an image from the original arcade game (in the info box). A picture of the cabinet could be relevant too, as I'm sure many have memories standing in front of it. Images from some of the more popular ports could be fun as well. 07:27, 11 November 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Spectrum version[edit]

Does anyone know why the Spectrum version was never released? 2fort5r (talk) 15:09, 18 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Moon Alert (released in 1984) is a very similar game for the Spectrum. Maybe it was release under this name on Spectrum? z0d (talk) 14:31, 22 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Gameplay Screenshot[edit]

I've uploaded a fair use screenshot, and added it to the Gameplay section for illustrative purposes. - superβεεcat  23:55, 30 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]