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Defenders of Dynatron City

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GamePro (US) (3.5 out of 5) (70%)

The Defender's (sic) of Dynatron City are unquestionably full of personality. But they need more than that to make this cart an outstanding video game. Let's just say that the Defenders of Dynatron City is perhaps worth its weight in silver, as opposed to gold.

Jun 1992 · NES

Questicle.net (B-) (67%)

Yeah, the game is strange and broken and slightly ludicrous, but I’ll be hornswoggled, I enjoyed the majority of my time with it. Sure, DYNOtron City would arguably be a better game because it would be an excuse for rampaging robotic dinosaurs to run amok and destroy things in inner cities across the world. Until that time comes, you could play worse than Dynatron City.

Sep 2011 · NES · read review

Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library ( ) (50%)

With its colorful characters, interesting missions and fun story, this could have been a wonderful game, but the aforementioned issues really hold it back. Try it anyway, if only to see what might have been.

2016 · NES

Nintendo Magazine System UK (36 out of 100) (36%)

A very disappointing release from a company that should know better. Avoid at all costs.

Jan 1993 · NES

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) (14 out of 40) (35%)

If you want a taste of the what a game shouldn't be, Defenders of Dynatron City is it!

Jan 1992 · NES

Player Reviews

LucasArts made a bad game

The Good
Defenders of Dynatron City (JVC & Lucasarts 1992) features a totally original superhero storyline, set in a futuristic Metropolis. It combines side-scrolling action with some adventure game style exploration and puzzle solving.

The Bad
Defenders of Dynatron City (JVC & Lucasarts 1992) seems to have been tested by Mr. No-one. Their is no other way to explain how a giant like LucasArts can be involved in a game with such poor hit detection, jerky character movements, frustratingly vague mission objectives and only average, at best, graphics, music and sound effects. Adding insult to injury, the game has strict time limit and only four, repetitive levels.

The Bottom Line
Defenders of Dynatron City has all the potential to be a great video game. It comes from Lucasfilm (now LucasArts) who has given us some of the best point n' click graphic adventure games as well as an extensive library of action packed Indiana Jones and Star Wars themed titles. Sadly, once you get past the creative characters and story, everything about this game is poorly designed and executed. The NES was capable of much better and so was Lucasfilms.

by ETJB (431) on Mar 7th, 2010 · NES

Plus 6 player ratings without reviews

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Critic reviews added by Terok Nor, RhYnoECfnW, Mr Almond, Alaka.