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There's plenty of reflection in this game, in both senses of the word. That's because this strategic puzzler involves using mirrors to direct a beam of light across a succession of 60 screens. Each mirror has 16 different angles it can be set at, each of which will send the beam around the screen in different ways.

Before the exit is activated, all the mines on a screen must be cleared by running the beam over them. There are other devices built into the levels, including teleports and random angle-changers, as well as hazards to avoid (they cause the beam to overheat) and droids which go around moving the mirrors' directions.


Deflektor Commodore 64 Bouncing a laser around the screen
Deflektor Commodore 64 Each level has a different puzzle to solve
Deflektor Commodore 64 Title screen and main menu
Deflektor Commodore 64 There are many different contraptions to aid or hinder your progress

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Alternate Titles

  • "ディフレクター" -- Japanese spelling

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1988 10 out of 10 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1988 906 out of 1000 91 (UK) Oct 26, 2007 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1988 9.33 out of 12 78
Datormagazin Feb, 1988 3.7 out of 5 74
Happy Computer Feb, 1988 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Feb, 1988 7 out of 10 70


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  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
    • February 1991 (issue #41) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time, section Puzzle Games (editorial staff choice)

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  • Deflektor on the Game Boy Advance (On May 14, 2003, a programmer operating under the alias of "Foxy" released version 1 of a port of this game for the Game Boy Advance.)
Martin Smith (66869) added Deflektor (Commodore 64) on Sep 18, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Trypticon (11031), B.L. Stryker (21068), Kabushi (211134), Martin Smith (66869) and Unicorn Lynx (181725)