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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 planet from their alien abductors. The scanner will help you determine a strategy to shoot down the alien ships before they reach the humanoids. If you destroy the aliens after they have captured their prey, you must return the humanoids to the safety of the planet or they will fall to their death. ... (more)
Release date: 1 June 1980
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" 1980 Pac-Man The world was turned upside-down on its head when Pac-Man was released to the arcades. Known for appealing to female players and setting a record for the highest selling game of all time (which still stands to this very day), the game also introduced commonplace elements such as power-ups, challenging A.I. and cutscenes. Further, the main character became the first official mascot of video games and is considered one of the most recognizable characters from any medium at any giv"

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"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"

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