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A side scrolling shooter, the object is to defend your colonies from various waves of attacking aliens. Revenge of Defender features layered scrolling screens, and new background artwork and enemies for each of 7 levels.


Revenge of Defender Amiga An early demise.
Revenge of Defender Amiga Credits screen
Revenge of Defender Amiga The beginning
Revenge of Defender Amiga Come out blasting.

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Alternate Titles

  • "StarRay" -- European Release Title
  • "Star Moon" -- Italian title

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A remake that improves on a classic game in so many ways Katakis | カタキス (39525) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Nov, 1988 90 out of 100 90
Gamezone (Germany) Aug 17, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1988 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1988 9.6 out of 12 80
Amiga Power Nov, 1991 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) Oct, 1988 79 out of 100 79
ST/Amiga Format Oct, 1988 79 out of 100 79
Happy Computer Jul, 1988 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Jul, 1988 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1988 689 out of 1000 69


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In order to speed up the game on Tandy and PCjr computers without having to resort to only 4 colors, 160x200x16 mode is used instead of 320x200x16. Also, the background does not take up the full screen like in EGA and MCGA modes, so only a portion of the screen needs to be scrolled. (CGA and Hercules modes also only have a background on part of the screen. In these modes not only is it a speed advantage, but due to the more limited color palette the game is easier to see than if a background filled the entire screen.)

256 color MCGA mode runs uncontrollably fast on modern machines. The lower resolutions, however, run a little too fast but overall at a much more reasonable speed. It seems that at the time the developers decided no one could run 256 color mode too fast, but some delay was needed for fewer colors!
EboMike (3138) added Revenge of Defender (Amiga) on Nov 17, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (194138) and Servo (57414)