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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 ZX Spectrum Bad guys run at me from the right - they're easy to shoot. I cannot move to the left because there's a wall - yet bad guys, and small tanks come out of it and shoot me in the back
Defenders of the Earth ZX Spectrum Running, or bounding, away seems like a good option
Defenders of the Earth ZX Spectrum Game control options.
The defender highlights the option selected by the game. If keyboard is selected there is no 'redefine keys' option
Defenders of the Earth ZX Spectrum Credits

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Crash! Jul, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Sinclair User Jul, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Your Sinclair Jun, 1990 64 out of 100 64
The Games Machine (UK) Jul, 1990 38 out of 100 38


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Martin Smith (66801) added Defenders of the Earth (ZX Spectrum) on May 02, 2005
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