Navigate the player to the landing pad through twenty increasingly difficult levels within the time limit and with enough fuel.
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Mixed (50 reviews) - 64% of the 50 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 6, 2015

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About This Game

Terra Lander is a homage to the classic early days of arcade retro, we hope you enjoy!

Navigate the player to the landing pad through twenty increasingly difficult levels within the time limit and with enough fuel. Movement or firing uses up fuel though levels can be replenished by shooting the fuel dumps. Running out of fuel means you loose control and can't fire. If all fuel dumps are destroyed on any given level the player's fuel tank capacity is doubled for the next level (this does not apply to starting from the highest level reached).

Avoid the moving doors and increasingly fiendish enemies, find the switches for the doors that block your way.

When a life is lost the player is temporarily shielded against enemy fire, this is represented by an electrical circular field around the lander just after it is respawned.

Don't touch anything - that would be fatal!

Be careful though, loosing a life resets the current level and loosing the last life ends the game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP with all Service Packs or Better
    • Processor: Intel 1.6Ghz core 2 duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D accelerated on board graphics, Intel HD 4000 or equivalent.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
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Mixed (50 reviews)
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Saint Aaron
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
Nice little retro game. Everything is good about it except the game needs to atleast notify you the controls on how to shoot. Soundtrack is smooth.
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Beridok
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Product received for free
Terrible! Doesn't introduce to controls...
Annoying voice and one track in soundtrack?...
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$Tevo
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
bad gameplay not fun no story ♥♥♥♥
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headmonkeyboy
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
I really like it, this game has me fishing for quarters to drop in the DVD slot!

They totally captured the feel of an early 80's arcade game. Its hard, but not impossible. Its just spot on for what I remeber.

Controls are arrow keys or wasd for movement. To shoot at the fuel tanks or enemy turrets you hold a left click and move your mouse in the direction you want to shoot. It takes a bit of getting used to but you get the hang of it quick.


Hey devs, how about a remake of Battlezone for your next project?!?!
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The_Antwonette_Starqweisha
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
This game is a little weird, they should've just called it Steven Hawking lander(lol)
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KrigarNooben
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Product received for free
1982 and its still in the age of the first console generation and I get my hands on a PC that can handle exactly 1 color on a black background...
Together with "Centiped" and "Hangman" this was the very first PC game I ever played...

And I have since then played computer games almost every f-word day...
And I dont regret a single second of it.

And yes I got this title for free in a giveaway.

Its worth anything under 0.5 currency as the gameplay is really OK with a gamepad...
But who had gamepads back in 82 on a PC?

18+16 =34 years...dang where did all that time fly...

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osirish
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Alright ... I played games like this when I was a kid ... so it's old school. Much more polished than games back then though. You need to guide a lunar module through various cave systems, with different gravity settings, which would be hard enough, but you also have alien gun emplacements shooting at you while you are trying to squeeze your module through a gap just a few pixels wider than your ship. It's not easy, and the game throws insult after insult at you while you constantly fail! I made it to level 6 of 20 before calling it a day. I'm not young enough and the precise control needed to guide your ship abandoned me years ago. BTW, shooting is via the mouse. You don't have to start over from level 1 when you die, use the arrow keys to select "Furthest" and you'll start on the highest level you reached. I liked what I saw of the game, frustratingly hard as it is, but just don't have the motor control to play it past level 6.
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KILLER DIMON
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Game very bad
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BrandeX
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
it would be better if you could also swap the horizontal axis, it's backwards.
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John Doe
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
This title is amazing, It captures the old 8 bit game essence superbly. A great melody: On the Beautiful Blue Danube by Johan Strauss will accompany through the game, you can´t hate that one. Some will remember the 2001: A Space Odyssey movie when playing. The cynical narrator (presumably Stephen Hawking) will make you smile when you crash the Lunar Pod. The game has a good difficulty as you advance. 20 levels are the downside here.

For all of those who will play Terra Lander with a keyboard and mouse, I will give you an advice: when It comes to shoot, just shake a bit your mouse and press left mouse button. I was going crazy the first 10 minutes.

Good replay value If you´re one of those people who just want a simple but fun game to play for an hour tops.

A must have for Retro Gamers. 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
bad gameplay not fun no story ♥♥♥♥
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1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Product received for free
Terrible! Doesn't introduce to controls...
Annoying voice and one track in soundtrack?...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
Nice little retro game. Everything is good about it except the game needs to atleast notify you the controls on how to shoot. Soundtrack is smooth.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
This game needs a lot more done if they want to charge for it. There is no tutorial or other modes so i got stuck on the third stage untill i saw the trailer on the store page where he was shooting but there is no cursor to show where you mouse is so you have to trial and error till it starts shooting. Developer is absent in forums and its webpage is beyond basic so dont expect much support for this game down the line. Watch the trailer and you will have seen all this game has to offer.
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49 of 90 people (54%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Give me an f'ing break. This isn't even close to being at the level of an acceptable free flash game.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2015
I'm going to put my edit at the top. Okay, I made it through and have now progressed another 7 or 8 levels rapidly so that one level was kind of an anomaly. Also, if you land on the landing pad and the game doesn't end that means your time ran out. This is an incredibly fantastic game that is sure to become one of your favorites. Too bad there aren't more levels.

My original review - This was a great little game until I got to Gauntlet of the Gods which is not very deep in the game but is just about impossible. Then I get to the landing pad in GotG and it doesn't end the level the way it does in every other level. What kind of sadistic game design is that?

My experience with Terra Lander started off pleasantly. I liked the vector graphics and the way the lander handled with the X box controller. The robotic voice offered hilariously cruel comments. It was a little hard to distinguish the enemy bullets from all the other sparkles in the game but the first few levels were so easy that they bordered on boring and I barely remember them. Then I got to Gauntlet of the Gods and there are way too many turrets and tight passageways full of richochet bullets coming from every direction. When you get through areas here you're just memorizing patterns of enemy fire. It feels like luck and memorizing when you get through. You're not really learning anything. Its kind of tedious. Then you get to the end, and this is probably after losing 900 ships and being insulted 3000 times, and you land on the landing pad - nothing happens. It doesn't end the level like it does every other time. I wanted to kill a family with a hammer. (See the top paragraph for an explanation)

This is not retro or a steep learning curve. Its just lazy level design and early access developer sadism and its too bad because Terra Lander has so much potential. (see top paragraph)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
it would be better if you could also swap the horizontal axis, it's backwards.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Its kinda too expnesive. I wouldnt pay more then 2$ for this.

it certainly isn't bad. its fun. but just not worth the pricetag.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
The video shows that you can use weapons, and I believe use of said weapons are required to get past the third stage, but nowhere, not in the controls or anywhere that I've seen, does it actually say how to use said weapons. I have tried everything from hitting every key on the keyboard to even clicking the mouse, and I haven't figured out how to use the weapons yet. I'm labeling this game as incomplete.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
What a funny little game! Terra Lander reminds me old school games which i played on Atari 800 XL. I love simple graphics, great music and "Hawking", who is trying to comment player's failures;-). Retro games are not my cup of tea (not all of them), but this one is likeable.
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