RF Generation.  The Classic and Modern Video Games Database.RF Generation.  The Classic and Modern Video Games Database.
Defender
Front Back Screenshot Game Manual

Box Front
Box Front

Box Back
Box Back

Submit Rating: %
Login

Console: Atari 2600
Region:U
Year: 1982
RFG ID #: U-005-S-01270-A
Part #: CX2609
UPC:
Developer: Alan Murphy & Bob Polaro
Publisher: Atari
Rating:
Genre: Classic Shooter
Sub-genre:
Players: 1-2
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: Cartridge 4 KB
Add to collection Who is selling this? Who wants this? Who owns this?
Submit Info Submit Variation Submit Images
Collection Stats:

  • 470 of 7251 collectors (6.4%) have this game in their collection
  • 5 of 7251 collectors (0%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 4 of 7251 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.
Overview:

*From the manual* Earth's "friendship" signals, beamed into deep space beyond the Milky Way, have attracted extraterrestrial beings, all right, but not the ones we expected. Now wave after wave of warlike Aliens from some unidentified solar system "home in" and attack. In the cockpit of Universal Space Ship Defender, you wait tensely, watching your Scanner for approaching Aliens. There they are! First comes a lone Bomber, laying space mines. You pick that off with your laser missiles with no trouble. But an innocent-looking Pod ship explodes when you hit it, releasing clusters of missile-spitting Swarmers. Whew! That was close! Now what? Your Scanner shows a convoy of saucer-shaped Baiters coming fast and escorting a squadron of Landers. Space Intelligence has informed you that the Landers' diabolical mission is to kidnap Earth's Humanoids and transform them into hideous flying Mutants programmed to destroy the cities and take over Earth. In the city below, Humanoids run helter-skelter through the streets like frightened ants. Some cower in doorways, hoping, no doubt, that the Landers will overlook them. No chance! Look! See that terrified Humanoid wriggling helplessly in the force of the Lander beam? No time to lose! Thrust out and blast that Lander with your laser missiles. There! That got him. Now dive down and catch the Humanoid. Hurry! He's falling fast!
Extra Media:

Atari Force Comic (Vol. 1)
Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Atari 2600 New Zealand S Defender Atari 1983 Classic Shooter
Atari 2600 E S Defender Atari 1982 Classic Shooter
Atari 2600 E S Defender [Rerelease - 1986] Atari 1986 Classic Shooter
Atari 2600 E S Defender [Blue Label] Atari 1986 Classic Shooter
Atari 2600 E S Defender [Red Label] Atari 1988 Classic Shooter
Atari 2600 E S Defender [Rerelease - 1985] Atari 1985 Classic Shooter
Atari 2600 U S Defender [Rerelease] Atari 1986 Classic Shooter
Atari 2600 U S Defender [Picture Label - Cropped Artwork] Atari 1982 Classic Shooter
Game Trivia:

  • Released in June 1982.
Page Credits:

Kevin Christensen: scans
Michael Collins: Page design, HTML code.
Eddie Herrmann: Perl script.
Anthony Terzi: Misc, Part Number
Scott Williams: scans, Type of Release
NES_Rules: Control Scheme, Media Quantity
ApolloBoy: Developer, control scheme edit, cart size, players edit, trivia
NESman93: Subgenre
Pop Culture Portal: Photos
Robert Ringstad (logical123): Screenshots
Lee Jones: Overview
Flee: Genre

Last Updated: 2018-12-03 18:25:44
Site content Copyright © 2008 rfgeneration.com unless otherwise noted.