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Coin-Op : Arcade : Defender (1980, Williams)

General Information

Overview

You pilot a space craft which must defend the planet from invasion. Watch out, or the aliens will swoop down and pick up the humans, turning them into mutants. When all of your humans are gone, you're as good as dead.

This game was the first game to feature action that occurs outside of the play area. You must constantly monitor the radar on the top of the screen.

Coin-Op Details

A notoriously difficult game, Williams hit a home run with Defender in 1980. The fast pace nature of the game, combined along with its FIVE control buttons and up/down joystick, sent many "newbie" players packing. However, with lots of practice, and lots of quarters, many players got to be extremely good at Defender.

Weights and Measurements:

Type Height Width Depth Weight   Notes
Upright: 72" 28.5" 32.5" 265 lbs.  

Disclaimer: These are approximate weights and measurements taken from actual games or the manufacturer's literature. Occasionally games vary.

Web Reference Links:

Type Name/Description Courtesy
Pinout: Pinout Spies.com

Technical Information

Knowledge Base Articles:

Article Author
Defender Pinout spies.com

MAME Virtual Machines:

Year ROM Set Description Manufacturer
1980 defendg Defender (Green label) Williams
1980 defender Defender (Red label) Williams
1980 defendw Defender (White label) Williams

NOTE: These are MAME "Virtual Machines." These virtual machines are ROM-specific but contain address space information (memory maps) that may be useful when debugging hardware. There may be descrepancies between MAME's definition of the hardware, and actual hardware. Information is provided for reference only. THERE ARE NO ROMS ANYWHERE ON THIS WEB SITE.


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