Arcade Cabinets: Lunar Lander (Atari, 1979)

Lunar Lander Marquee

Lunar Lander Marquee-2

Lunar Lander Screenshot

Lunar Lander Control Panel

Lunar Lander Cab-3

Lunar Lander Side Art

Lunar Lander Side Art-2

Lunar Lander Flyer

Lunar Lander Flyer-2

(Images via eBay, Wikipedia, Stiggy’s Blog, KLOV forums, Pinball Rebel, and The Arcade Flyer Archive)

3 Responses to “Arcade Cabinets: <em>Lunar Lander</em> (Atari, 1979)”

  1. 1 Serious October 6, 2013 at 12:02 am

    This is a beautiful cabinet, and one that I have fond memories of, as it is one of the very first arcade machines I was able to log any serious time on. This appeared at the same time as a Galaxian machine at our local convenience store.

    I have to say, I did enjoy Galaxian much more, as Lunar Lander was really hard (and expensive) to play for a 9 year old (which is how old I believe I was at the time).

    • 2 2W2N October 6, 2013 at 1:12 am

      It was a hard game, for sure. I only played it a few times, though. It’s funny how location determined what games you got a lot of exposure to. My local convenience store (within walking distance) had Asteroids and Star Castle, and later Galaga and Donkey Kong Jr, so those are the games I played a lot.

      I also remember getting excited when we went out to dinner somewhere, because there was usually a cabinet or two (upright and/or cocktail). Every outing was an adventure!

      • 3 Serious October 6, 2013 at 5:52 am

        I had a very similar experience. Star Castle later arrived at that same convenience store, along with several other games.. Defender, Targ, Frogger, Pac-Man. They seemed to rotate the games quite a bit.

        It seemed like every convenience store, movie theater, and restaurant had a collection of arcade games, and every shopping center had a small arcade in it.

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