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Defender II - NES

Defender II was originally released as Stargate to the arcades in 1981. This 1988 release for the NES delivers that arcade style action, scoring and extreme difficulty along with some catchy 8-bit tunes!
  • Release date: 1988
  • Genre: SHMUP
  • Developer: Vid Kidz, Williams Electronics, Hal Labratory
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Players: 1 Player
  • Donated by: Ben from Buffalo, New York, USA
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The music clips and sound effects are straight out of many other Nintendo first party games. Punch Out, being a major one. HAL knows how to get good performance out of the NES, that's for sure. The game itself is a solid version of Defender, so what you see is what you get.

It's Defender! On the NES! Yep.

defender. not much defending, more just shoot things and hope the humans don't get in the way.

Do you want to shoot things in space? oh you do! than play this game.

I was first introduced to this game on the 2600. It was a great port and an excellent game for that platform. This one is more like the arcade, and I found it rather fun. It came out rather a long time after the 2600 version, so I suppose they could have improved things; however, I still liked this edition.


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