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Defender

The game ratings for each category and platform are displayed below. The score for a particular platform is the average of all categories. Games must have 1 votes before they are given a MobyScore.

Breakdown by Rating Category

Gameplay
How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
4.1
Graphics
The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
3.8
Personal Slant
How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
3.9
Sound / Music
The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
3.8
Story / Presentation
The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
3.0
Overall MobyScore (119 votes)3.9

Breakdown by Platform

Platform Votes Total
Apple II 10 3.8
      Gameplay 3.9
      Graphics 3.6
      Personal Slant 3.8
      Sound / Music 3.7
      Story / Presentation 0.0
Arcade 5 3.4
      Gameplay 3.3
      Graphics 3.3
      Personal Slant 3.5
      Sound / Music 3.5
      Story / Presentation 3.0
Atari 2600 21 3.8
      Gameplay 4.0
      Graphics 3.6
      Personal Slant 4.0
      Sound / Music 3.5
      Story / Presentation 0.0
Atari 5200 9 4.2
      Gameplay 4.4
      Graphics 3.7
      Personal Slant 4.3
      Sound / Music 4.2
      Story / Presentation 0.0
Atari 8-bit 8 4.1
      Gameplay 4.3
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.1
      Sound / Music 4.1
      Story / Presentation 0.0
ColecoVision 9 4.1
      Gameplay 4.3
      Graphics 4.1
      Personal Slant 4.0
      Sound / Music 4.0
      Story / Presentation 0.0
Commodore 64 11 3.9
      Gameplay 3.9
      Graphics 3.9
      Personal Slant 3.8
      Sound / Music 4.0
      Story / Presentation 0.0
Intellivision 9 4.2
      Gameplay 4.4
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.3
      Sound / Music 4.1
      Story / Presentation 0.0
PC Booter 19 3.5
      Gameplay 3.7
      Graphics 3.6
      Personal Slant 3.6
      Sound / Music 3.2
      Story / Presentation 0.0
TI-99/4A 8 4.3
      Gameplay 4.4
      Graphics 4.2
      Personal Slant 4.2
      Sound / Music 4.2
      Story / Presentation 0.0
VIC-20 7 4.1
      Gameplay 4.3
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.1
      Sound / Music 4.1
      Story / Presentation 0.0
Xbox 360 3 4.0
      Gameplay 4.5
      Graphics 4.5
      Personal Slant 3.0
      Sound / Music 4.5
      Story / Presentation 0.0


User Reviews

A great game from the Atari era. Atari 5200 Dark Lord (46)
The Apple II version of Defender had none of the appeal of the arcade game. Apple II Droog (461)