Apollo intro screen Apollo game screen
Apollo intro and game screens.

Apollo is a version of the popular computer/arcade game Lunar Lander. Apollo has some unique features as compared to most of the Lunar Lander clones, though: it has side thrusters (using the left and right arrow keys), and 3 different levels of thrust (using the 1,2 and 3 keys). Also unique: The bar at the right side of the screen shows your relative vertical motion (with dead center of the center blue bar being at a dead stop), and if your speed when you land is too far off the center bar (but not far enough to cause you to crash), you will land successfully, but gain NO points (or fuel). So, you have to try to land with your current speed within the blue bar, in order to gain more fuel and points.

This game, written in Quebec, I believe, actually was made in French, and never previously released. I am not sure when exactly Sylvain wrote it, but he was kind enough to donate it for download.

Title: Apollo

Author: Sylvain Payeur

Publisher: Sylvain Payeur

Released: 2001 (previously unreleased) - written in 19??

Requires: Color Computer 1/2/3, 16K RAM.

Download APOLLO.BIN.

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