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Moon Missions

My take on a lunar lander game, for the Pico-8.


  • One obnoxious flying saucer
  • A catchy intro tune
  • Semi-procedural levels
  • Persistent high scores


Try to land your lunar vehicle on the surface of the moon while keeping an eye on your fuel
and landing speed. Do your part to advance science (and boost your high score) by passing
through each level's "data" waypoints. Keep an eye out for alien interface!

Tip 1: When your landing speed is too high to land, warning lights flash from within your ship.
Tip 2: Keep your eyes out for each level's fuel cannister to get some extra range and boost your score.

Playable in browser at https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=40106


  • Up/Left/Right to control directional thrusters
  • (❎) can also be used as an alternate for up thrust


This game was designed and created by me, lewsidboi, for you.


P#83563 2020-11-01 03:55 ( Edited 2024-02-01 19:50)


yay a space lander game that has objectives and obstacles!
liked it!

P#83566 2020-11-01 05:55

A very rewarding game. It feels great to make a graceful landing

P#83606 2020-11-02 01:14

This is a really fun game! :) I have a very odd request, if possible: could you make one of the buttons to operate the up thruster as well? Playing with a joystick or a dpad makes it harder than it should, but if one of the buttons can also operate that thruster then we only need to use the dpad/joystick for lateral movement:)

P#83650 2020-11-03 07:57

@pjft That's a reasonable request, I'll make it so!

P#83658 2020-11-03 14:13

Thank you, so sorry for bothering you with it. :) My kids loved the game as well, but for them it becomes even harder - with the strict time limit and the controls to juggle :)

Thank you!

P#83659 2020-11-03 14:17

Added optional up thrust button, fuel pickups, and adjusted the saucer hitbox.

@pjft - let me know how the update goes over with your kids :)

P#83665 2020-11-03 15:51

Awesome, will do! :)

P#83667 2020-11-03 16:25

Just wanted to say that it works great - they made it to level 6 today and keep wanting to play more :) Here's a picture of the feat before they lost and git the 1st place in the high score table.

Thank you!

P#83877 2020-11-06 21:23

Oh man, this totally made my day! Thank you so much for sharing!

P#83878 2020-11-06 21:35

By all means, it's the least I could do!

Thank you for creating this game :)

Have a great weekend!

P#83880 2020-11-06 22:19

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