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Defender details

Designed and programmed by Eugene Jarvis, Larry DeMar, Sam Dicker, and Paul Dussault

28 Apr 2000

Read the original and get the ROMs from

http://www.mame.dk/gameinfo/defendg/

Designed and programmed by Eugene Jarvis, Larry DeMar, Sam Dicker, and Paul Dussault

The macho man's game!! Defender was noted for its sound and visual effects, and extremely hard gameplay. That didn't stop players from racking up millions of points on the game.

Literally minutes from the opening of the AMOA Jarvis and his team were burning new ROMs for the display game due to the fact they plugged the first burn into the board backwards and fried them! Due to the intimidating controls, no one played the game and were even rumors saying Pac Man and Defender would bomb and Rally-X would be the next hit.

Not only did Defender have the most buttons to use during gameplay (It had 5 buttons, plus a joystick) but it was also the first game to have events occur outside of the players main screen.