Moon Patrol review. Classic Game Room reviews MOON PATROL for Atari 5200 from 1983. Moon Patrol was originally developed by Irem, better known for R-Type, and distributed to the arcades in 1982 by Williams. The Atari 5200 version has better graphics and sound than the Atari 2600 version of Moon Patrol, parallax scrolling and it even plays relatively well with the dreaded Atari 5200 controller. Shoot enemies in the sky with your roof cannon, blast boulders and tanks in front of you with your bumper cannon and hop over craters in this challenging, fun arcade videogame from 1983. CGR Moon Patrol video review has Moon Patrol Atari 5200 gameplay in HD.