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    Here is some Basic Tips when you First Start Playing the Classic Arcade Game Defender Created by the Vidkidz Eugene Jarvis, Larry DeMar & Sam Dicker




    Classic Arcade Game Defender
    I JJT I been playing since it First came out in 1981 I played my First Game at Gran Prix Race 'O' Ra-Ma Worlds Largest Arcade Game Room with a Estimated 5,000 Arcade Games & Pinball Machines,Poker slots, Prize Machines & Redemptions Open 24 hours every day in Fort Lauderdale, Florida off of University Drive & State Road 84 close to the Florida Turnpike. There were Rows of 10 to 20 of Classic Arcade Games like Defender,Pac Man, Galaga,Robotron,Donkey Kong,Ms Pac Man,Centipede,Punch Out, etc. And Rows of Pinball Machines

    I lived just a Half a Mile away from there I JJT Johnny played on Defender & I got my First 999,975pt their with JJT # 1 on the
    Defender Hall of Fame All Time Greatest Top 8 Score List. Their was also Games People Play Arcade Game Room on Fort Lauderdale Beach,Florida.
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    Basic Tips when you First Start Playing the Classic Arcade Game Defender
    Well like most Games that have multiple Controls buttons & etc.
    the Most important thing to learn is the Controls if a Video Game Player cannot Learn the Controls of a particular Game with Multiple Buttons & Joysticks you cannot play the Video Game Effectively,Get High Scores, Fast Times or become a Expert on the Video Game.
    It takes a lot of Practice,Time & Patience. for any Video Game Player to get good on Defender it is a challenge from the Start.

    If a Video Game Player cannot learn the controls or it is to complicated for them then there No Fun in Playing the Video Game.

    Here is some Basic Tips when First Start Playing the Classic Arcade Game Defender Created by the Vidkidz Eugene Jarvis, Larry DeMar & Sam Dicker


    The Main Objective for all Classic Arcade Defender Players is to Get a Score of 999,975pts & put their Game Initials like mine JJT & be on the
    Defender Hall of Fame All Time Greatest Top 8 Score List on the Defender.

    When I JJT Johnny Played the Defender was set to 3 Ships & Smart Bombs.

    You are probably wondering how do you Get 999,975pts since none of the enemies gives you a 5 not easy.

    Here it is Special Note: You get 25pts for being hit by a Bullet from an Enemy: Lander,Mutant,Swarmer,Baiter or running into a Mine by a Bomber.

    You get No Points for Hyper Spacing & dieing in reentry.

    When you are close to 999,975pts you want to have as few Defender Ships as possible as to not go over a Million Points because it turns over to 0 Zero when you get a Million Points then you cannot get on the
    Defender Hall of Fame All Time Greatest Top 8 Score List on the Defender & have your fellow Arcade Defender Players see your Max Score on Defender.

    You use Hyper Space to Destroy your last Defender Ship with your Score at 999,975pts you can put your Gaming Initials mine is JJT beside your score were upon you are on the
    Defender Hall of Fame All Time Greatest Top 8 Score List on the Defender for the World & Friends to see of your Conquest.

    1 Eugene Jarvis (DRJ)
    2 Sam Dicker (SAM)
    3 Larry DeMar (LED)
    4 Paul Dussault (PGD)
    5 (CRB)
    6 Mike Stroll (MRS)
    7 Steve Ritchie (SSR)
    8 (TMH)





    First The Right Side Defender of the Control Panel are Buttons which are the Green Smart Bomb Button above it at a angle is a White Thrust Button next to it is a White Fire Button you will be using your Right Hand on this side of the Defender Control Panel.

    Then on the Left Side of the Defender Control Panel has a 2-way Joy Stick with Red Ball on it to Control your Ship on this game Up & Down just below it at a angle is your Reverse Button (Important to Know How to use this Properly) you will be using your Left Hand on this side of the Defender Control Panel.

    At the Center Bottom of the Defender Control Panel you have a White Hyper Space Button use this as a last Resort when in Extreme Danger of being Destroyed by a Enemies a Group of Baiter's, Mutants , Swarmer's or a Group of Landers shooting at you especially when they are Capturing Humans off the Planet that you are Protecting with your Defender Ship.

    And at the Top Center of the Defender Control Panel you have Player 1 & Player 2 Game White Buttons that you can Select.

    Then you have a Radar Screen One of the Most Important things in the game it keeps Track of your Enemies & Human Survivors that you have Left on the Planet. By using the Radar Screen you can Devise your Strategy, Game Plan- Tactics- Defenses from it.

    Know your enemies each enemy has Certain Sounds they make,Maneuvers,Tendency, Flight paths with this Knowledge you can control them by what you do.

    With your Right hand the First thing you do is put your Pointer Finger on the White Thrust Button some Players use their Middle Finger it varies from Player to player were you feel most comfortable

    Next you either use your Middle Finger or the Finger Next to your Pinky to Press the Fire Button to Destroy your Enemies.

    Here is a List of Defender Enemies: 1.Landers 2.Mutants 3.Pods 4. Swarmer's 5.Bombers 6. Baiters


    Landers-> Troll Planet, Green in color, n Shoot Randomly at your ship when you come close more so when they are Capturing Humans

    Mutants-> which are Landers which Capture Humans on the Planet they go up to the Top & Change into Mutants they make a Buzz winding sound near top of screen

    Swarmer's they are Red in Color they come from Pods when a Pod is Fired upon or the remains of a Pod that was not completely Destroyed by a Smart Bomb. They are in Clusters or Groups Shooting at you

    Pods-> Star shaped pinkish in color they sparkle you see first from Waves 2 on from 1 to max of 4 Pods on Wave 5 on they drift along the planet surface.

    Purple Bombers which lays out Mines which you have to avoid or you will be Destroyed.

    Baiter's-> Fast & Elusive which appear late on each Wave in other words the longer your on the Wave the more likely Baiter's will appear in the game. They Hound you.

    Just Below the Thrust and Fire Button at a angle is a Green Smart Bomb Button you will be using your Right Thumb which will allow you to Press when needed Generally you want to use your First Smart Bomb on the 3rd Wave with consist of 3 Pods which contains Cluster of Swarmer's. Note: After the 4th Wave on at the beginning of each wave you get 4 Pods.

    Bonus at the end of each wave :
    Wave 1 : Humanoids Left X 100.
    Wave 2 : Humanoids Left X 200.
    Wave 3 : Humanoids Left X 300.
    Wave 4 : Humanoids Left X 400.
    Wave 5 and above : Humanoids Left X 500.

    • The enemies that initially appear in each wave are :
    Wave 1 : 15 Landers
    Wave 2 : 20 Landers, 3 Bombers, and 1 Pod
    Wave 3 : 20 Landers, 4 Bombers, and 3 Pods
    Waves 4 and up : 20 Landers, 5 Bombers, and 4 Pods There are 256 Waves in the Game 1 to 255 Wave 0 being 256 then back to wave 1 & it Starts all over again.

    Your Defender Ships you can turn over at 256 which will leave you with the lone Ship you are Flying at the moment that is it so don't get shot down if you do the Game is Over. Be aware of how many ships you have especially if your doing a Marathon game. You can only have 254 in Storage along with the Defender Ship you are Flying.

    Also, you Can turn Over your Smart Bombs at 256 when it happens you will have No smart Bombs to use tread carefully be aware. 255 Smart Bombs is the Max you can carry at any one time on Defender

    On the Left Side of the Defender Control Panel you will be Using your Left Hand which you will use on the 2-Way Joy Stick with Red Ball on it this is what you will use to Control your Ship UP & DOWN.

    Just below at a angle is a White Reverse Button your Left Thumb will be Pressing on it a Lot. It will One of the most Important things that you will be using a lot in the game when used properly.

    Then at the Bottom Center of the Defender Control Panel you have a White Hyper Space Button you will use this as a Last Resort it Transports you to another place on planet it is better to use your Right hand to press it. If you can use your nose or chin that is good to.

    Radar View Screen is at the Top of the Defender Game Screen which is Most Important thing on Defender Game you Devise your Strategy, Tactics, Defenses, Objectives, & Lay Outs in this game


    Shooting the Lander that is Captured a Human then Rescuing the Human in Midair is Important for Points and saving your Planet if you miss rescuing the Human either by shooting the human accidentally or missing in Mid Air to rescue the Human & falls to his death.

    When you lose all 10 of your Humanoids the Planet will be Destroyed and all Landers that remain will turn into Mutants & your out in Space.

    At every 5 Waves Your Planet is Restored & 10-> Humanoids are on the Planet that you Protect with your Defender Ship

    If you save all 10 Humanoids the game slows down and there is way you can Stop the game by landing all Humanoids to the Planet & the Humanoids will go through bottom to the top of the screen. You can take a Break on the Arcade Defender Game.

    Note: This is when the Defender Bonus is set to 10,000 pts: Bonanza of Ships & Smart Bombs Starting at 990,000 pts for everything you destroy including your ship you geta Defender Ship & Smart Bomb up to a Million Points then it stops. If you get 50 Ships your next time you get a Ship & Smart Bomb will be at 500,000 pts.


    Last edited by jjt_defender; 03-25-2016 at 01:56 PM.