Last week, in amongst the cavernous retro stores of Akihabara, I managed to find a copy of Moon. It wasn’t cheap but it was the only one I’d seen in a whole ten days in Tokyo, so I bought it. My Lovedelic collection is now complete.
I’ve played the game for about two hours so far and although I can’t understand a lot of what’s happening it is still pretty good fun. The change in graphical style, from 8-bit RPG to an almost claymation look is quite unique and very effective. The sound is awesome, particularly because of the chewed up voice-acting that Lovedelic and Skip always use. And there seems to be a decent adventure in there somewhere, though I may need a FAQ to unearth it.
Also: Like UFO, the packaging goes that extra mile and comes with a lovely set of stickers tucked into the manual. I have no idea what they’re for but they’re quite nice and I’m pleasantly surprised to see them complete and in good condition within a used game.