Defender (Windows 3.x)

Defender Windows 3.x The game's title screen


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Defender is a single player, Windows port of the classic arcade game.

The gameplay is virtually identical to the original. Players fly over a mountainous side-scrolling landscape attempting to prevent aliens abducting people. When enemy ships are destroyed the people they were carrying must be collected before they plummet to earth. Above the game area is a radar view of the game area so that the player can see where the enemies are and anticipate their arrival. The game gets progressively harder as the player moves up through the levels with later levels forsaking the earth altogether and being conducted in space against swarms of aliens.

This game has some interesting features not usually found, for example the game can record and play back the last successful game, it can display the CPU resource usage, it also allows the player to configure the sound, the display and the controller


Defender Windows 3.x A game in progress<br>The game takes up the whole screen
Defender Windows 3.x The typical blocky explosions are here, just like the original
Defender Windows 3.x When the player completes a level their score and accumulated bonuses are displayed before the next level starts
Defender Windows 3.x One kind of alien craft leaves these small red homing mines behind when it explodes, they are very hard to shake off

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piltdown_man (147562) added Defender (Windows 3.x) on Jun 02, 2015