Lander

Lander


Lander is an Android port of the 1990 game by the same name for Windows 3.1.

It is similar to the classic Lunar Lander game that everyone knows. One difference that sets Lander apart from the rest is that it uses side thrusters to change horizontal velocity and doesn't rotate (though v1.1.0 added that option). In my opinion, the style is easier to learn and more appealing than most Lunar Lander games. It can even be a bit addictive. With each round lasting just a few seconds, you don't need to decide if you have enough time to play it.

Features:
-Randomized terrain
-Touchscreen controls with custom scale and opacity
-Customizable keys (physical keyboard/D-Pad)
-Adjustable gravity, fuel, and thrust
-Improvements can be toggled (mainly for nostalgia)
-Gameplay modifications (unlocked for $1)

PERMISSIONS:
Market billing service - Used to unlock gameplay modifications with in-app purchase.

Tested in emulators to work great on Android 1.5+ as well as QVGA (tiny) to WXGA (tablet) screens! Also tested extensively on Motorola Droid, T-Mobile G1, and Logitech Revue.

For this port, permission and v1.3 source code has been provided by the original developer, George Moromisato (neurohack.com).

Please rate/comment! Just keep in mind that this is a near exact port of a classic game with some tweaks and modifications. That said, I ask that you don't rate negatively just because you don't like the old style.

PROBLEMS:
Please email me or submit to the issue tracker if you have problems! The issue tracker, which can also be used for suggestions, is available at http://tracker.pilot51.com.

Full changelog, original Windows downloads, and other details are available at http://lander.pilot51.com.

Recent changes:
-Fix crash when opening Options or exiting in Android 4.0.3 & 4.1.
-Fix crash when hiding Action Bar on tablets.

See site for full changelog.
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3.5
User ratings
308
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
88 kb
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About Lander
Lander is an Android port of the 1990 game by the same name for Windows 3.1.

It is similar to the classic Lunar Lander game that everyone knows. One difference that sets Lander apart from the rest is that it uses side thrusters to change horizontal velocity and doesn't rotate (though v1.1.0 added that option). In my opinion, the style is easier to learn and more appealing than most Lunar Lander games. It can even be a bit addictive. With each round lasting just a few seconds, you don't need to decide if you have enough time to play it.

Features:
-Randomized terrain
-Touchscreen controls with custom scale and opacity
-Customizable keys (physical keyboard/D-Pad)
-Adjustable gravity, fuel, and thrust
-Improvements can be toggled (mainly for nostalgia)
-Gameplay modifications (unlocked for $1)

PERMISSIONS:
Market billing service - Used to unlock gameplay modifications with in-app purchase.

Tested in emulators to work great on Android 1.5+ as well as QVGA (tiny) to WXGA (tablet) screens! Also tested extensively on Motorola Droid, T-Mobile G1, and Logitech Revue.

For this port, permission and v1.3 source code has been provided by the original developer, George Moromisato (neurohack.com).

Please rate/comment! Just keep in mind that this is a near exact port of a classic game with some tweaks and modifications. That said, I ask that you don't rate negatively just because you don't like the old style.

PROBLEMS:
Please email me or submit to the issue tracker if you have problems! The issue tracker, which can also be used for suggestions, is available at http://tracker.pilot51.com.

Full changelog, original Windows downloads, and other details are available at http://lander.pilot51.com.

Recent changes:
-Fix crash when opening Options or exiting in Android 4.0.3 & 4.1.
-Fix crash when hiding Action Bar on tablets.

See site for full changelog.

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A Google User
Aug 1, 2014
88k awesomeness
A Google User
Jul 31, 2014
No menu option Unable to open any menu. Samsung Galaxy s5. Good concept, just needs options listed in play store to be available for game.
A Google User
Jul 17, 2014
Unrealistic On the moon stuff doesn't drop as fast to go zero to twenty meters a second in less than half a second
A Google User
Jun 29, 2014
One giant (pixelated) leap! I cannot imagine a more realistic pretend-to-land-a-cartoon-spaceship-using-only-three-buttons game.
A Google User
May 6, 2014
Fun, somewhat tedious As other reviews state it's a great port of the classic game. There are options to change gravity, thrust, and fuel settings as well. Worth playing with. To the developer, my only real complaint is having to lift my finger from one button to another. I find myself crashing most often because I don't lift my finger enough between inputs. I can think of 2 solutions 1 increase the size of the buttons by about 70%, or 2 allow the player to drag their finger across buttons eliminating the need to lift finger.