Defender - Colecovision

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Also for: Arcade, ST, C64, Vic-20, Spectrum 48K, Atari 5200, Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Atari 2600/VCS, Intellivision
Viewed: 2D Side-on, Scrolling Genre:
Classic Arcade
Shoot 'Em Up
Arcade origin:Yes
Publishers: Atari (GB/US/JP)
Released: 1983 (GB)
Unknown (US/JP)


Defender is a classic side-on shooter created by Atari, released in the early 80's. Defender takes place in a horizontal parallax starfield, and boasts an impressive 16 colours.The object of Defender is to save abducted Humanoids from landers. To do this, you've got to shoot the lander (being careful not to shoot the hostage) and catch the hostage as he falls to the ground. All while avoiding an array of various alien baddasses firing at you or trying to crash into your ship. It may sound easy, but if you've never played Defender before you're not likely to last more than thirty seconds on your first quarter.