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Defender (Xbox 360)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - 5200 (US):
    You're the Captain of the Spaceship Defender, and your mission is to save the humanoids from alien abduction. Use your radar scanner, smart bombs, and hyperspace power to protect the planet from alien assault. If the aliens successfully abduct the humanoids, the humanoids mutate, joining the alien force. You must act quickly to prevent total destruction of your planet.

    7 VIDEO GAME VARIATIONS

    ONE OR TWO PLAYERS


    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Jun 26, 2007.

Back of Box - 2600 (Europe):

    ENGLISH

    Aliens are invading Planet Earth! The Alien Landers are turning captured Humanoids into destructive mutants. Stop them from kidnapping the Humanoids! Defend your planet!

    FRANÇAIS

    Des extra-terrestres envahissent la planète Terre! Les barbares qui atterrissent transforment les humanoïdes capturés en mutants destructeurs. Empêchez-les de kidnapper les humanoïdes! Défendez votre planète!

    DEUTSCH

    Außerirdische Wesen fallen über die Erde her! Diese außerirdischen Ankömmlinge verwandeln gefangengenommene Menschoiden in zerstörerische Mutanten. Stoppen Sie das Kidnappen der Menschoiden! Verteidigen Sie Ihren Planeten!

    ITALIANO

    Creature extraterrestri stanno invadendo la Terra. Le avanguardie che hanno già atterrato stanno trasformando gli Umanoidi catturati in mutanti distruttori. Impedisci loro di rapire gli Umanoidi! Difendi il tuo pianeta!

    ESPAÑOL

    ¡Los alienigenas están invadiendo el planeta tierra! Los invasores alienigenas están convirtiendo en mutantes destructivos a los humanoides capturados. ¡No deje que rapten a los humanoides! ¡Defienda a su planeta!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Jun 21, 2007.

Back Cover - 2600 (US):
    Defend Planet Earth against the Aliens! Don't let Alien Landers kidnap the Humanoids and turn them into destructive Mutants.

    ONE PLAYER * TWO PLAYERS
    Features Hyperspace Time Warp
    Alien Landers * Exploding Pods

    Use your Joystick Controllers with this ATARI Game Program cartridge.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Mar 03, 2004.

Atari 5200 Super System Catalog 1983:
    Kidnapping aliens are swarming over the planet. Can you save the helpless humanoids from capture? Use smart bombs sparingly and hyperspace only as a last resort!

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Dec 17, 2003.

Atari Catalog 1981:
    Aliens have attacked the Planet. Not only have these creatures taken many threatening forms - alien landers, exploding pods, and bombers - they are also trying to take your friends to use them against you. Launch your anti-alien attack rocket. Watch the rocket's scanner screen for early warning data. Then fire your laser cannons! Only you can prevent the aliens from kidnapping your fellow humanoids and transforming them into treacherous mutants. Game play on this home video game differs slightly from the original arcade version

    One to two players
    CX2609

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Oct 06, 2003.

Description from Intellivision catalog:
    Landers, Bombers, Baiters, Pods and Swarmers. The alien attack has come and defeat at the hands of crazed invaders threatens the Humanoids. The planet's only hope is your spaceship, Defender.

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Sep 18, 2003.

Back Cover - ColecoVision:
    THE PLANET'S FATE IS IN YOUR HANDS

    THE THRILL OF THE ARCADE GAME


    Landers, Bombers, Baiters, Pods, and Swarmers. The alien attack has come, and defeat at the hands of crazed invaders threatens the humanoids. Their only hope is the spaceship, Defender. Armed with smart bombs and able to shift into hyperspace, Defender evens the score only to become the object of another foul attack: kidnapped humanoids transformed into killer mutants!

    The world's most popular video games can be yours to play at home, now that Atari makes them for the Colecovision system. And the possibilities don't stop there. More compatible games will be available soon from Atarisoft.

    Watch for other exciting Atari games available for your Colecovision system, including fast action arcade games and much more.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69521) on Aug 19, 2003.

Back Cover:
    THE PLANET'S FATE IS IN YOUR HANDS

    THE THRILL OF THE ARCADE GAME


    Landers, Bombers, Baiters, Pods, and Swarmers. The alien attack has come, and defeat at the hands of crazed invaders threatens the humanoids. Their only hope is the spaceship, Defender. Armed with smart bombs and able to shift into hyperspace, Defender evens the score only to become the object of another foul attack: kidnapped humanoids transformed into killer mutants!

    Contributed by Trixter (8743) on May 26, 1999.