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1%%²%%²%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.²%%²%%²[[quoteright:229:]]²''Lunar Lander'' is a series of {{Simulation Game}}s about landing an Apollo 11-style lunar module on a rocky lunar surface. You have a limited amount of fuel with which to maneuver the lander on to level platforms.²²The first versions were written in the late [[TheSixties 1960s]] and early [[TheSeventies 1970s]] by Jim Storer, Eric Peters, and William Labaree II for DEC [[UsefulNotes/MainframesAndMinicomputers minicomputers]], and published as BASIC type-in programs. The earliest version was created in 1969. The first version with graphics was released in 1973 as a TechDemoGame for a DEC's new [=GT40=] vector graphics terminal. Creator/{{Atari}} released an UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame version in 1979. This version featured one of the first examples of BribingYourWayToVictory, or at least more gameplay, because it's an EndlessGame: You could insert coins during gameplay to buy more fuel.²²It later became a MiniGame in other games, and was [[PortOverdosed ported to every platform imaginable]], even pocket calculators. There are now several free versions online.²²!!''Lunar Lander'' provides examples of:²²* AlliterativeTitle²%%* AttractMode: The Atari version.²* BribingYourWayToVictory: Assuming your definition of victory is the highest score, the Atari version lets you buy more fuel.²* EndlessGame: You play until you run out of fuel.²* FanRemake: Numerous versions, especially since the 1990s.²* GameMod: The original version. Since it's a type-in BASIC program, you can modify it any way you like.²%%* GameOver²* HaveANiceDeath: Notably the Atari version. "You just destroyed a 100 megabuck lander", etc.²%%* NoPlotNoProblem²%%* RagdollPhysics²%%* ScoringPoints²%%* SideView²* SimulationGame: The game simulates Newtonian-like physics, involving forces such as the gravity of the Moon and the thrust of your lander.²* StatusLine: Starting with the 1973 version. Could be the UrExample.²%%* TechDemoGame: The 1973 version.²%%* VectorGame²----


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