Lunar lander remade

For those that are lucky enough to remember it, Lunar Lander was a fantastic game. Though it had simple vector graphics and highly repetitive game play, it kept us captivated. We probably lost entire weeks of our lives competing with friends to be the best. Well, now we can relive that experience with a physical version of the game. [Lain] built this fantastic arcade style game to replicate Lunar Lander’s game play exactly. The style of the project is fantastic with giant analog meters and dials giving real time feedback.  You even get a prize if you complete all 3 levels. You can get plenty of build details by going through his blog. Maybe he should hook up with the folks that built the Apollo landing computer replica to build the ultimate simulator.

[thanks Mike]


  1. grovenstien says:

    Thats one small game for geeks and one giant repeat for geek kind.

  2. Bryan T says:

    Nice Job!

  3. svofski says:

    Very cool! I think it could be made even more impressive if e.g. a blacklight was used to highlight the moon lander, painted with phosphorous paint, while keeping the harness that moves it in the dark.

  4. S says:

    it sways so much that it doesn’t really look fun to play
    should have spread the suspension wires apart for stability
    good workmanship still though

  5. strider_mt2k says:

    Man I love Lunar Lander.

    It was one of the first mame roms i went after when I got into that stuff.

    such a great game

  6. strider_mt2k says:

    dammit sorry

    i meant to add that I’d be glad to spend ten bucks playing this for a while. :)

  7. Vonskippy says:

    Could they make it more clunky-er?

  8. wegotaproblem says:

    Bonus points for the “Fly me to the Moon” soundtrack.

  9. hajma says:

    now he can do the same with space invaders …

  10. mooo says:

    this is absolutely beautiful! i wish i could play! maybe it could be brought back into the software world via a webcam and controls on a web page… i’d definitely play until i got an image of a button to print out

  11. 24601 says:

    [kid from Incredibles] That was TOTALLY WICKED! [/kid from Incredibles]

    I want one…. (whimpers)

  12. Albannach says:

    re: sway – but that’s realism! The real one swayed plenty in that Hollywood soundstage where they set up all the Apollo shots! You just couldn’t tell on TV because having a shot from outside would have been a dead giveaway.


  13. sam says:

    I’m really liking the Frank Sinatra.
    I’m wondering if it actually play “Fly Me To The Moon” while you’re playing it.

    That would be awesome.

  14. Sammy says:

    wow, that is awesome ! Ive been watching for the last day or so, then to see this. coooool.

  15. Jabba says:

    Fantastic, art, history, technology and humour in one cabinet sized package!

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