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An evil organization, named AGYMA, threatens the 200 years of peace the galaxy has enjoyed. From their base on the far side of the moon they have infiltrated many important locations on Earth. Working for the Earth Defense Force, you are the lone pilot of a special craft designed to fight off AGYMA: the XA-1.

The game is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up with 6 levels, and a total of 8 state of the art weapons with which to fend off the attacks and thwart AGYMA's plot to destroy Earth and disrupt peace throughout the cosmos.


Earth Defense Force Arcade Boss stage 1
Earth Defense Force SNES Title screen / Main menu.
Earth Defense Force SNES GAME OVER
Earth Defense Force SNES Good, giant enemy. Is easies to kill than smaller enemies in group.

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Earth Defense Force Screenshot
Earth Defense Force Screenshot
Earth Defense Force Screenshot
Earth Defense Force Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Super E.D.F.: Earth Defense Force" -- Full title
  • "E.D.F." -- Official abbreviation

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) SNES Jan, 1992 850 out of 1000 85
Video Game Den SNES Nov 28, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
1UP! SNES Feb 20, 2009 65 out of 100 65
Video Games SNES May, 1992 64 out of 100 64
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Apr, 1992 25 out of 40 62
HonestGamers SNES Jan 13, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Nintendo Life Wii Oct 31, 2010 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Defunct Games Wii Jul 22, 2011 C+ 58
Power Play Arcade Apr, 1991 2 out of 5 40
RetroManiac Wii Dec, 2010 2 out of 5 40


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