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Description: Defend the human population from swarms of attacking aliens. Extremely popular even though it was deemed a flop at a 1981 Chicago arcade machine trade show because of its difficulty. The attract mode for the game was programmed in just five hours. Your mission, as captain of the Defender, is to protect the humanoids stranded on the ... (more)
Release date: 1 June 1980
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diabolical dr voodoo added this to a list 3 years, 11 months ago
Arcade (91 games items)
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Most Important Games of all Time (38 games items)

"Defender (1980) established the scrolling shooter and was the first to have events (e.g., enemy movement) taking place outside the player’s view. A radar was displayed showing a map of the whole playfield."

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"Arcade - 1980 "The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games." --Eugene Jarvis, creator of Defender"