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The Defenders of the Earth consist of veteran comic-book heroes Flash Gordon, Lothar, the Phantom and Mandrake. Ming the Merciless has kidnapped their children, and they set off to rescue them in this action game. As Flash you journey through the side-scrolling areas of Ming's castle, shooting your way out of trouble. You can call on the assistance of the other Defenders, who can open doors and set diversions of enemies. Quick progress through the levels is needed, as Ming's security cameras are set to detect your presence.


Defenders of the Earth Commodore 64 Almost have him
Defenders of the Earth Commodore 64 First boss plus water jumps
Defenders of the Earth Commodore 64 Another blocked door - calling Defender help
Defenders of the Earth Commodore 64 The door is barred - must call another Defender to help remove the bars

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Power Play Aug, 1990 55 out of 100 55
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1990 6.2 out of 12 52
Zzap! Jul, 1990 43 out of 100 43
The Games Machine (UK) Jul, 1990 36 out of 100 36


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Martin Smith (66869) added Defenders of the Earth (Commodore 64) on May 02, 2005
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