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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 SNES Easy situation
Earth Defense Force Arcade Boss stage 3
Earth Defense Force SNES Title screen / Main menu.
Earth Defense Force Arcade Between stages you can switch weapons

Promo Images

Earth Defense Force Screenshot
Earth Defense Force Screenshot
Earth Defense Force Screenshot
Earth Defense Force Concept Art

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) SNES Jan, 1992 850 out of 1000 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Feb, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Video Games SNES May, 1992 64 out of 100 64
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Apr, 1992 25 out of 40 62
Nintendo Life Wii Oct 31, 2010 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) SNES Jan 13, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Defunct Games Wii Jul 22, 2011 C+ 58
The Video Game Critic SNES Oct 26, 2006 C- 42
RetroManiac Wii Dec, 2010 2 out of 5 40
Power Play Arcade Apr, 1991 2 out of 5 40


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