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Amazing Real-Life Lunar Lander Arcade Machine

Lunar Lander Arcade Machine (Images courtesy Iain Sharp)
By Andrew Liszewski

After losing thousands of spacecraft in Atari’s Lunar Lander game (or at least the Commodore 64 port) I came to realize that I probably was not cut out to be an astronaut. But deep down the dream of piloting and landing a craft on the lunar surface is still alive, and it’s been rekindled after seeing Iain Sharp’s Lunar Lander arcade cabinet, which replaces the vector graphics of the original game with real life dials, gauges and a miniature model of the lander itself.

There’s plenty of details about the arcade machine on LushProjects.com and their build blog, including how it was engineered and put together, but those of us who are just interested in the game itself will find the following video more than satisfying.

[ LushProjects.com - Lunar Lander ] VIA [ Make ]








  • http://fastforwardacademy.com/index-page-irs-enrolled-agent-exam-course.htm Mandi

    This is pretty fantastic. Now all of us who dreamed of being an astronaut when we were little finally have a way of living vicariously through a game. :o) Awesome.

  • baggyklown

    that is THE best diorama i've ever seen.

  • Jessicat

    That is so freakin cool! I mean, that is a game I want to play.

  • Jessicat

    That is so freakin cool! I mean, that is a game I want to play.