Differences between Lunar Battle and Gravitar
I have played Lunar Battle in Mame, and there are several differences I see right away:
The Planet icons are different and there are no planet animations.
The Gravity is stronger and more intense.
The ships that pursue you from the Red Planet are definitely more aggressive.
There are only 2 Solar Systems.
( ** THIS IS A MAJOR DIFFERENCE -- because in Gravitar there are 3 Solar Systems **)
Additional differences I noticed include:
There are some different sounds during the game.
There are 3 different bunker icons (in Gravitar all the bunker shapes are alike)
The fuel cell icons are blue in some places, and white in others.
There is a "Low on Fuel" warning if the fuel level drops below 2,000 fuel units.
-- (this is not present in Gravitar).
Fuel limit is greater than 25,000 fuel units -- I do not know how high the fuel limit is set, but I collected more than 25,000 fuel units (in one game only, thus far) while playing Lunar Battle in Mame.
Also, Rammer ships are present in the South planet of the 2nd Solar System
-- (these are not present in Gravitar).
Overall Lunar Battle seems rougher, and not as complete as Gravitar.
KLOV.com - Lunar Battle Entry
Well here is what KLOV says about the game play: The game has the exact same play as Gravitar, but it is much more difficult. The gravitational pull is a lot stronger and the enemy attacks are relentless. The shapes of the bunkers and planets are different, but the terrain is the same.
Arcade-History.com - Lunar Battle Entry
Gameplay is much harder and some graphics are a bit different than Gravitar.
The gravitational pull is a lot stronger and the enemy attacks are relentless.
I am not including game play hints for Lunar Battle (I have not played it all the way through -- but you get the idea from the description of the differences above), but I thought people might enjoy seeing the differences between Gravitar and Lunar Battle -- planet icons and landscapes, bunkers, enemy ships, and fuel cells.
Below you will find Screen captures with different planet icons for the 2 solar systems and Cabinet photos for Lunar Battle.