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Defender
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Defend the planet from the alien invaders. The invaders will attempt to capture the humanoids. If they succeed, they assimilate the humanoid into their being and the alien becomes far more dangerous and aggressive. For maximum points, you can shoot the aliens while they have a hostage, then rescue the humanoid before it falls back to the ground and drop them off safely. In later levels, the enemies get more aggessive and more creative with their attacks. You are equipped with a smart bomb which will destroy all the enemies on the screen. You also have a hyperwarp which can sometimes warp you out of danger.

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High Scores
5,055,500
Eric Liddell
12/11/10
Points
Performed at Richie Knucklez (closed)
During First Ever Richie Knucklez Arcade Marathon
15,375
Tim Landis
09/07/19
Points (JROK, default ROM)
Performed at Pixel Blast Arcade
88,700
John Rogers
03/24/12
Points
Performed at Midwest Gaming Classic
During MGC '12


Locations Where You Can Play Defender
Name City State  
# Name Type Location Public? Links
1. 1984 Arcade Springfield, MO Yes Link
2. 8-Bit Arcade Arcade Renton, WA Yes
3. Another Castle@Edmonds Arcade Edition Other Edmonds, WA Yes Link
4. Arcade Club Arcade Haslingden, UK Yes Link
5. Arcade Fun Center Arcade Stateline, NV Yes Link
6. Arcade Super Awesome Arcade Columbus, OH Yes Link
7. Arcadehry Arcade Cervený Újezd, CZ Yes Link
8. Arcades4Home.com Arcade Lockhart, TX Yes Link
9. Arkadia Retrocade Arcade Fayetteville , AR Yes Link
10. Atomic Arcade, The Arcade Holladay, UT Yes Link
11. Barcade Jersey City Bar Jersey City, NJ Yes Link
12. Barcadia Fort Worth Bar Fort Worth, TX Yes Link
13. Barcadia New Orleans Bar New Orleans, LA Yes Link
14. Baxter Bar & Arcade, The Bar Carrboro, NC Yes Link
15. Boss Battle Games Arcade Indianapolis, IN Yes Link
16. Cactus Jack's Arcade Arcade Oklahoma City, OK Yes Link
17. Capital City Arcade Arcade New Westminister, BC Yes Link
18. Castles n Coasters Amusement Park Phoenix, AZ Yes Link
19. Cedar Point Amusement Park Sandusky, OH Yes Link
20. Colonial Soldier Arcade Arcade Deptford Township, NJ Yes Link
21. Daytona Arcade Museum Arcade Daytona Beach, FL Yes Link
22. Dorky's Bar Arcade Arcade Tacoma, WA Yes Link
23. Edmonds Farm Arcade Arcade Lancaster, VA Yes
24. Emporium @ Wicker Park Bar Chicago, IL Yes Link
25. Flashback Arcade Arcade Murfreesboro, TN Yes Link
26. Flippers Arcade Grandy, NC Yes Link
27. Flynn's Retrocade Arcade Roy, UT Yes Link
28. Four Quarters, The Bar London, UK Yes Link
29. Free Play Arlington Arcade Arlington, TX Yes Link
30. Free Play Richardson Bar Richardson, TX Yes Link
31. Full Blast Arcade Arcade North Ridgeville, OH Yes Link
32. Fun O Rama Arcade York, ME Yes Link
33. Funspot - also includes ACAM Family Center Laconia, NH Yes Link
34. Galloping Ghost Arcade Arcade Brookfield, IL Yes Link
35. Game Preserve, The Arcade Spring, TX Yes Link
36. Game Terminal Super Arcade and Bar Bar Nashville, TN Yes Link
37. Garcade Arcade Menomonee Falls, WI Yes Link
38. Garden City Pavilion Arcade Arcade Murrells Inlet, SC Yes
39. Grinkers Grand Palace Arcade Eagle, ID Yes Link
40. Headquarters Beercade Bar Chicago, IL Yes Link
41. High Scores @ Hayward Arcade Hayward, CA Yes
42. Hot Poop Other Walla Walla, WA Yes Link
43. Hyperspace Arcade Lakewood, CO Yes Link
44. Intl. Center for the History of Electronic Games Other Rochester, NY Yes Link
45. Izzy's Arcade Bar Bar Niles, IL Yes Link
46. Kennywood Amusement Park West Mifflin, PA Yes Link
47. Klassic Arcade Arcade Gobles, MI Yes Link
48. Level 257 Restaurant Schaumburg, IL Yes Link
49. Main Street Amusements Arcade Lafayette, IN Yes Link
50. Manitou Penny Arcade Arcade Manitou Springs, CO Yes Link
51. Morristown Game Vault Arcade Morristown, NJ Yes Link
52. Museum of the Moving Image Other Astoria, NY Yes Link
53. National Video Game Museum Arcade Frisco, TX Yes Link
54. Nickel Mania Family Center Murray, UT Yes Link
55. Nickel! Nickel! 5c Games Arcade Garden Grove, CA Yes Link
56. OH WOW! @ Madera Arcade Madera, CA Yes Link
57. OH WOW! @ Merced Arcade Merced, CA Yes Link
58. Phoenix Nest Classic Video Arcade Other Mount Vernon, WA Yes Link
59. Pinball Hall of Fame Arcade Las Vegas, NV Yes Link
60. Pinball PA Arcade Aliquippa, PA Yes Link
61. Pinball Wizard Arcade (closed) Arcade Pelham, NH Yes Link
62. Pinballz Arcade Arcade Austin , TX Yes Link
63. Pixel Blast Arcade Arcade Lisle, IL Yes Link
64. Playland Park Family Center Flint, MI Yes Link
65. Primal Arcade Arcade Alpharetta, GA Yes Link
66. Richie Knucklez (closed) Arcade Flemington, NJ Yes Link
67. Richie Knucklez Arcade Arcade Denville, NJ Yes Link
68. Scandia Family Fun Center Arcade Fairfield, CA Yes Link
69. Silverball Pinball Arcade Arcade Asbury Park, NJ Yes Link
70. Spacebar Arcade Arcade Boise, ID Yes Link
71. Spil:Museet Other Ikast, DK Yes Link
72. Stella's Lounge Bar Grand Rapids, MI Yes Link
73. Tapcade Crossroads Bar Kansas City, MO Yes Link
74. The 1up – Colfax Bar Denver, CO Yes Link
75. The Arcade Arcade Wichita, KS Yes Link
76. The Game Preserve NASA Arcade Webster, TX Yes Link
77. The Place, Retro Arcade Arcade Cincinnati, OH Yes
78. Underground Retrocade Arcade West Dundee, IL Yes Link
79. Up-Down @ Minneapolis Bar Minneapolis, MN Yes Link
80. Vector Volcano Arcade Bar Bend, OR Yes Link
81. West County Lanes Bowling Alley Ellisville, MO Yes Link
82. YESTERcades Arcade Red Bank, NJ Yes Link
83. YESTERcades Somerville Arcade Somerville, NJ Yes Link
84. Yetee Station Arcade Aurora, IL Yes Link
85. Z82 Retrocade Arcade Sherwood, AR Yes
86. Zanzabar Restaurant Louisville, KY Yes Link
There Are 86 Locations Listed
Recent Scores
3,376,020
Pete Hahn
11/30/2020
217,938
Kirby Chueng
11/30/2020
362,380
Steven Lucas
11/28/2020
147,100
Steven Lucas
11/29/2020
420,000
Steven Lucas
11/28/2020