By Memention AB
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Make a perfect landing on the moon with Eagle. With only one button for the thrust you have to land careful and close to the landing spot. Do you have the right stuff?
On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in one of the world greatest achievements. Their lunar module was named Eagle .
The final approach from the un-docking with the Command and Service Module took approximately 2 hours and 47 minutes. Near the surface of the moon Neil saw a boulder field and switched of the auto pilot and landed the lunar module manually in a safer area. There they stayed 21½ hours before heading back to earth. During their visit they spent more than 2½ hours outside the lunar module collecting 21½ kg rocks and soil that was carried back to earth.
This is a fun challenge and it does not simulate a real moon landing.
For those with the right stuff there is a global highscore list to compete on. The 10 best are shown in the game and the 100 best is shown on the support page.
What's New in Version 1.1
3D drawn for retina display
Cool little challenge!
You have to understand this game to enjoy it. It is NOT Atari Lunar Lander, you only control main descent thrust, angle thrusters are automatic. You have to watch your speed and especially your distance to target and not over or undershoot. If you do it's almost impossible to make it to the target, you'll either run out of fuel or altitude. Just first try and get distance to slow to near zero, then just gently tap the throttle on the way down watching your alt & descent speed. It's not as easy as it seems!
One thing, the success/fail sound files are too long, you get tired of waiting for them every time!
Despite the simple concept and graphics, the fun and challenge factors rock.
I've seen the Moon landings and it does look like the final approach.
It took me about 10 times to get the bird down at a distance of 54 but I'll try to get better :)
Since you have to juggle several parameters it is also an excellent app to train your multitasking skills which are essential if you want to become something like an air-traffic controller.
If you are very young train here and maybe you'll be qualified to pilot the first humans to Mars.
Just kidding - or am I? ;)
Too simple and boring
Simple game, not much of a challenge. It just a repeat play try to get closest to the landing spot (no marking though). The game uses few original sound clips from NASA which I think pretty cool.
Unrealistic single thruster control. Don't know how, but I got within 1m of the landing spot.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Feb 01, 2011
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 1.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Edward Patel
- © 2009-2011 Memention AB
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.