Apollo 18: The Moon Missions
|Apollo 18: The Moon Missions|
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Apollo 18: The Moon Missions is an attempt at creating a realistic simulation of manning an Apollo space trip. The game comes on two disks: an FMV-heavy orientation section, and the flight simulation disk with additional training and the mission itself. The story is that an extra-terrestrial civilisation has left a message on some hardware at the Apollo 17 landing site, and the DOD wants to send someone up there to retrieve it.
Curiously, several sequels or possibly add-ons to this game were being planned - Apollos 19 through 24 - but virtually no information on these exist, although the existence of 19 was previously hinted at on producer Allan Kuskowski's website.
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Unused Death Messages
In the simulators, clicking on the AOS indicator and typing in a swear word will get you booted out with the message "Watch your language..." Apparently doing so in the actual mission was supposed to lead to your death, with this message, located in LL7.EXE at address 0009B59E offset 9B5BA:
We notified the FCC regarding your blatant use of vulgarity on public airways, so we sent you wrong gimbal setting. You are presently on course to Alpha-Centauri. You should have enough freeze dried peas for the trip. Bye...
There is also this message at address 0009B8AC offset 9B8B9, meant for somewhere around the landing phase.
When you go on vacation on Earth, you pack; you prepare yourself. Now aren't you sorry that you weren't properly prepared for the lunar landing? Oh well, it really doesn't matter now. It was only two billion dollars... and your life!