Zanac and Lunar Pool for the NES

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I have held onto this ad because I really like Zanac back in the day. It was a very cool forward scrolling shooter with an AI that responded to how well you were playing. That game type has always held a special place in my heart since the days of “River Raid” on the Atari 2600.

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If you never played it here is some footage of some guy who seems to have mastered the game — a mere two decades after it came out.

The other title Lunar Pool was a fairly simple pool simulator with a space theme. Which is pretty obvious from the two Borg playing pool in the ad. The game could have easily been mini-golf game and I always thought it was way too easy. Here is some game play footage for those who missed out on this “Classic”.

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One thought on “Zanac and Lunar Pool for the NES

  1. Rich says:

    Zanac is one of the best shooters I ever played. Lunar Pool struck me as a cross between pool and mini-golf, and I like it for that reason. I do see potential here for a remake, as far as the concept goes.

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