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Under Defeat is a top-down vertical shooter originally released for Naomi arcade machines, and later ported to Dreamcast as one of the last games to be released on the system. The game is set in an alternative universe's World War II, where the players pilot the newest machines of war - prototype helicopters. While the gameplay is fairly typical for a vertical shooters, the game innovates by allowing players to tilt their vehicles slightly left and right, changing the angle of their fire.

PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 releases include widescreen HD graphic as well as original arcade portrait mode of gameplay.


Under Defeat PlayStation 3 Special attack neutralizes all the enemy fire currently onscreen
Under Defeat PlayStation 3 Special attack strike
Under Defeat Dreamcast The game can run in Tate mode - just press the R-trigger at any time to switch to it.
Under Defeat Dreamcast The terrain is intricate and very, very pretty.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Under Defeat HD" -- PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 title
  • "アンダーディフィート" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Jul 14, 2006 A- 91
Shin Force Dreamcast Apr 02, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
Defunct Games Dreamcast May 13, 2006 87 out of 100 87
neXGam Dreamcast 2007 8.2 out of 10 82
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Dreamcast 2006 8 out of 10 80
Bordersdown Dreamcast Aug, 2006 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Dreamcast May 25, 2006 7 out of 10 70 Dreamcast Sep 20, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Netjak Dreamcast Aug 23, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65


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