I found this machine by accident. The guy who sold me the Battlezone
game had the Defender machine in the corner of his garage. I
noticed it and asked him if he was interested in selling it.
With his unique southern drawl he said, “I got a lot of
money into that one. I’m not sure you would want to pay
that much.” When I asked him how much he replied, “Two-fifty.”
A nice Defender for $250?? I asked him if he would take a check
and the rest is history. I haven’t done much of anything
to this machine and will probably restore it someday when I’m
Defender is an incredibly difficult game. I’ve owned the
game for nearly twelve years and it still kicks my ass. The
graphics are very simple but also very effective. The game is
a pure adrenaline rush only surpassed by Robotron. Eugene Jarvis and Larry DeMar
were indeed video game visionaries and I would really like to
shake their hands some day.
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