This classic arcade is back in a commercial grade cabinet. You and your friends will enjoy hours and hours of Defender action and you don’t have to drop any quarters. It is ready for coin play or free play and will look great in your game room!
In Defender Arcade, you 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. If an alien carries its victim out of your range, the humanoid will mutate, join the alien force, and take to assault with deadly vengeance!
The challenge becomes ever more intense as the action progresses. Fighter ships Bombers and mines will test your skills. A direct hit will destroy the mother ship Pods but smash it into a swarming mass of mini-ships Swarmers which then must be wiped out! If you do not act quickly, the cosmic Baiter will attack! Use your two escape options only if all else fails! Your “Smart Bomb” power is limited and “Hyperspace” puts you into an unknown space warp. But beware! If all the humanoids are abducted, the entire planet will explode in a blinding flash!
*This video is to demonstrate game play and is NOT the actual machine for sale