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Genre: Shooter, Strategy

Platforms: Arcade, Atari 5200, Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore C64/128, Intellivision, PC DOS, Texas Instruments TI-99, Commodore VIC-20

Defender is an arcade video game developed released by Williams Electronics in 1980. A shooting game featuring two-dimensional (2D) graphics, the game is set on a fictional planet where the player must defeat waves of invading aliens while protecting astronauts. Development was led by Eugene Jarvis, a pinball programmer at Williams; Defender was Jarvis's first video game project, and drew inspiration from Space Invaders and As... Read More

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Croromano
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Very Bad 30%

Defender put players in charge of a ship sent to protect mankind from wave after wave of attacking alien forces. Armed with smart bombs and the ability to use hyperspace to move quickly around the planet, the player ship must fight against Bombers, Pods, Swarmers, Baiters, and Landers - that can capture the humanoids and transform them into deadly and relentless Mutants. Fail to save the humanoids from freefall or Mutant transformation, and the p... Read More