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Channel F

Galactic Space Wars  

This cartridge offers two games: Space Wars and Lunar Landing.

In Space Wars, you must track enemy space ships with the use of an instrumentation readout as well as visual contact. When you spot one, don't let it go and destroy it with your lasers.

Like many other "3D" space games of the time, Space Wars was largely inspired by Atari arcade hit: Starship 1. Even the pseudo 3D starfield is well rendered here!

The second game, Lunar Landing is also a direct copy of the Atari arcade hit Lunar Lander! You must guide your spaceship to land on the moon surface, right onto a small green landing pad. You can steer your spaceship left and right, and use your reactors to slow down your fall but in this case you will also use your limited fuel.

This version is not very enjoyable with its blocky graphics and jerky animation. Even the inertia is not well rendered.

Of course, compared to other available Channel F games, this cartridge is not bad, introducing real arcade hits to the Channel F.


    Galactic Space Wars was inspired by Lunar Lander (Arcade)
    Galactic Space Wars was inspired by Starship 1 (*multiple ports*)


wwandering through space

here is an enemy ship

destroy the enemy ships with your laser

enemy destroyed!

Lunar Landing

Lunar Landing - manoeuver your ship with your reactors

Lunar Landing - landing successful

Lunar Landing - oops

 Fredric Blĺholtz Channel F page - Scans, docs, screenshots and more!

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Source : Fairchild System Gallery

year of release 1979
companies Zircon International Inc.
type game
media cartridge
systems Fairchild Channel F
number of players 1 - 2 players (versus)
staff unknown
tags 3d, gravity, shoot them up, space

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