Settings: Any official Defender romset (ie white/blue/green/red) 3 ships to start game 10K bonus to earn ship/smart bomb Planet refreshes humanoids every 5 waves Starting difficulty 0 Max Wave difficulty anywhere between 0 and 9
Tips for Adjusting Settings: 3 control buttons are used to control settings --Advance --Auto-up/down --High Score Reset
Use Advance and Auto-Up/Down to reach each setting. Use High Score Reset button to change the values.
--Setting 21 set to 5 (Planet Restore) --Setting 19 set to 1 (Max Wave Difficulty) --Setting 18 set to 0 (Starting Difficulty) --Setting 9 set to 3 (Ships) --Setting 8 set to 10000 (Bonus Ships/Bombs)
To return to game, navigate to Setting 28 then hit Advance and Auto-Up
Training Guide: http://mahugh.com/2013/01/21/defender-the-last-word/ --Written by Joystik magazine editor, Doug Mahugh and proofed by the VidKidz (DeMar/Jarvis)
Historical Info: Defender was released in 1980 in the post-Space Invaders and Asteroids arcade climate. The first video game for Williams Electronics, the project had a dream team of young and hungry developers who were also hard-core video game and pinball fans. Defender was an innovation in open-ended gameplay giving the player full control of strategy choices in a futile attempt to stay alive above a hostile alien landscape. Not only could the player attempt to last longer than 90 seconds, there was the opportunity to be hero-of-the-day by rescuing astronauts stranded on the planet's surface. All in all, a game which has stood the test of time for being exceedingly difficult to master and has the gold-feather in its cap of beating out Pac-Man for Game of the Year for the industry awards of the time-period. In modern days, there is no need for a game to quickly extract quarters from the players pocket, so the fun of Defender gameplay can become relaxed and enjoyed to its fullest. This Training Camp challenge is intended as a way for anyone to experience the exhilaration of flying a high tech space jet and battling the worst of the alien bad guys in a galactic federation....the equivalent of being a space cowboy on par with Han Solo and Chewbacca on daring Millennium Falcon missions to save the day.