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The game plays well, but I felt slightly that the attacking types lacked conviction - the swarmers sometimes wander off, whilst the baiters can change course for no apparent reason. Despite this, it is definitely not a game for people with less than three hands.
This Atari 8-bit version is excellent, maintaining the same graphics, cool explosions, and frantic pace of the original game. It's great to trigger a smart bomb with a screen full of aliens, and watch everything be obliterated. There is some slow-down when the screen gets too busy, but nothing major. Although this version of Defender looks identical to the 5200 one, here you have the advantage of using a normal joystick and keyboard. The spacebar sets off a smart bomb, and any other key initiates hyperspace. I'd have to say that this is the best home version of Defender I've played.