Moon Warrior (Apr 28, 1999 - Build 0.05)

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Moon Warrior (Apr 28, 1999 - Build 0.05)
Build date Apr 28, 1999
Build name 0.05
Dump status Released
Released by Kneesnap
File release date April 4, 2022
Origin CD-R
Dump method ImgBurn
Game Moon Warrior
System PlayStation
Genre Action
Release date Unreleased
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A prototype of the unreleased Moon Warrior for the Sony PlayStation.


  • Moon Warrior is an unreleased PlayStation (PSX) game by SCE Studio Cambridge, developed concurrently to MediEvil 2. It was the brainchild of Tameem Antoniades, who revealed in a 2022 interview with NME that it was based on films such as Once Upon A Time In China and further described it as "Metal Gear, but Kung Fu." It is unknown when the game was cancelled, but it is speculated there may be later builds.
  • The case displays a URL, It is speculated this was an internal website which hosted internal development documents and sketches, similar to known websites for Frogger and Tax Man.
  • The game automatically loads the first level upon bootup.
  • This prototype contains only 2 levels. KING'S GARDENS and WAREHOUSE2.
  • The player model looks to be a bit unfinished as his head and his hands are untextured.
  • There's a cube in the first level. This was probably used for testing purposes. It looks very similar to the blocks which comprise the unused 'QB.MAP' in Frogger, a game created by the same developers a few years prior.
  • The player can't move in the second level. The player cycles through his attacking animations. You can explore the map using the debug camera.


The D-Pad is a bit unfinished. Pressing Up on the D-Pad plays a walking animation.

  • Press START to pause the game and bring up a debug menu.
  • Press and hold SELECT to slow down the game. (Perhaps this is taking a screenshot?)
  • Use the Left Analog Stick to move.
  • Use the Right Analog Stick to look around.


  • Press X to kick.
  • Press Square to punch.
  • Press Circle to jump.
  • Press L2 or R2 while moving to shuffle left and right.
  • Press R1 to toggle a debug camera.
  • Press R2 to toggle some sort of magic ability.
  • Press R3 to rotate the camera 180°
  • Pressing L3 plays an audio file: "For your crimes you will feel the sting of Shao Lin."

Pressing Square followed by X activates a debug animation where the player tries to strangle a person, but the person flips the player over. This can be confirmed by performing this move on the NPC who looks like the player character, who will perform a responding animation.

Miscellaneous Notes

  • Game is emulatable: Yes (as of April 4, 2022).
  • Game contains dongle protection: No.
  • Game contains debugging symbols: No.





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