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Instructions and Keyboard Controls towards bottom of page.
Click “Game Reset” or F12 to Start Game
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Click “Game Reset” or F12 to Begin/Restart Game
Arrow Keys – Move
Space bar to fire/action button
DEFENDER II by Williams Electronics Alien marauders are attacking your planet, kidnapping the defensless Humanoids and turning them into dangerous Mutants. You've got to stop them! You begin with three ships, three Smartbombs -- capable of wiping out everything in sight -- and Inviso, a mysterious cloaking compound. But your most powerful defense is the Stellar Gateway, which instantly transports you across the planet to rescue Humanoids. Pilot your ship along the planet surface, blasting away at the evil aliens while rescuing Humanoids. But watch out -- the slightest contact with an alien can be disastrous! Only you, with the help of the Stellar Gateway, can save your planet's beleaguered Humanoids from attack and maybe -- just maybe -- wipe out the aliens forever! GETTING STARTED 1. Inser the Defender II cartridge into your Atari 2600 or 7800 console. Plug the two joysticks into the two controller jacks. 2. Turn on your TV, then press [Power] to turn on your system. 3. Press [Reset] or the left joystick fire button to start the game. PLAYING THE GAME Your objective is to rescue the Humanoids and eliminate all aliens. You begin the game with three ships, three Smartbombs, about six seconds' worth of Inviso, and enough energy to hyperspace temporarily out of danger. The number of ships and Smartbombs and the amount of Inviso you have left are shown at the top of the screen. You have an unlimited amount of regular ammunition. Use the left joystick's handle and fire button to maneuver your ship and fire regular ammunition. Press the right joystick's fire button to drop Smartbombs. Push the right joystick's handle forward to activate Inviso; pull it back to jump into hyperspace. When you run out of Smartbombs, pressing the right joystick's fire button activates Inviso. Once your Inviso is gone, pressing the right joystick's fire button will send you into hyperspace. Defender II has up to 100 attack waves. As soon as you clear the planet of aliens in one wave, the next wave begins. You score points whenever you destron an alien. For ever 10,000 points you score, you earn another ship, another Smartbomb, and more Inviso. When you lose a ship, a new one appears until all your ships are lost. Action resumes when you move the joystick handle. The game ends when you lose all your ships. Press [Reset] or the left joystick fire button to begin a new game. THE DEFENDER XXX XXXXX SMARTBOMBS destroy all aliens on screen. They are most XXXXXXXXXX effective when aliens surround you. XXX XXXXX INVISO makes you invisible for about two seconds. Aliens can't hurt you while you are invisible, although you can still fire and anything you pass through is automatically destroyed. HYPERSPACE sends you into space warp. You never know where you'll reappear, so use it only as a last resot! You could easily end up on or near an enemy, which will destroy you immediately. XXXXXXXXXXXXX The STELLAR GATEWAY warps you to a part of the planet=20 XXXXXXXXXXXXX where a Humanoid is in danger. If all the Humanoids=20 XXX XXX are temporarily safe. The Gateway transports you to XXXXXXX XXX the opposite side of the planet. XXX XXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXX HUMANOIDS are defenseless. The alien Landers snatch = them X X off the planet's surface and carry them up through the XXXXXXXX atmosphere to turn them into Mutants. When shooting XXXXXXXX Landers, be careful not to shoot the Humanoid by = mistake. XXXXX Once freed, Humanoids start drifting down. Catch them = before XXXXX they reach the planet's surface, then gently guide your = ship=20 XXXXX down. The Humanoid automatically beams to the nearest Humanoid Space Station You receive extra points for = every Humanoid safely deposted on the planet. You can keep rescued Humanoids on your ship. In waves 1 through 9, passing through the Stellar Gateway while transporting four or more Humanoids on your ship will advance you three waves. However, carrying Humanoids makes you a larger and easier target for the aliens. If you lose your ship, the Humanoids will escape safely to the planet's surface. THE ENEMY XXX LANDERS are the most dangerous aliens. They swoop down OOOOO and kidnap the Humanoids, turning them into dangerous X XX X Mutants when they reach the top of the screen. They XXXXXXX can't follow you, but if you are nearby they will fire XXX lethal charges in your direction. O X O X X X OOO MUTANTS move fast, their heads spinning and flashing = with OOOOO bright colors. They can sense your presence and will X XX X track you down if you don't keep moving. Mutants also XXXXXXX fire lethal charges at you when making their assault. XXX O O O X X X OOOOO YLLABIAN SPACE GUPPIES are mindelss, but they'll home in OOOOOOOOO quickly and destroy you if you're not careful. XXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXX XXXXXXXXX XXXXX OOOOO FIREBOMBERS are treacherous. Blast them out of your way OOOOOOOOO early on. OOOOO XXXXX XXXXXXXXX XXXXX X X X PODS bob around like bouncing balls. Don't get too = close XXXXX to one -- once you destroy it, you still have to worry=20 XXXXXXXXX the three swarmers that will be released. XXXXX X X X XXX SWARMERS fly straight at you when their Pod is = destroyed. XXXXXXX Three quick shots should take care of them. XXX OO DYNAMOS are cubic creatures that swirl around above the OOOOXX planet's surface. They are oblivious to everything and XXOOOO always fly in the same diagonal path across the sky. OO Stay out of their way! XXXXXXXX BAITERS come out when you take too long to finish off XXXXXX XXXXXX a wave. They know right where you are and close in on XXXXXXXXXXXX you quickly. Destroy them right away. XXXXXXXX PHREDS are no fun. They have excellent vision and zoom=20 XXX straight at you, exploding on contact and disintegrating XXX both of you. XXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXX MUNCHIES are looters looking for the spoils of war. = They XXXXXXX are small, fast, and can sniff out your ship when it's XXX in a vulnerable position. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX STRATEGY The scanner at the top of your screen shows you areas on the planet where Humanoids are in danger. Keep an eye on your scanner -- it will alert you to any emergencies in another part of the sky. Rush to a Stellar Gateway for immediate transport to that sector. Your planet will be destroyed if all the Humanoids are turned into Mutants -- but you must still defend yourself! If you're a good fighter, your planet will be restored in wave 6, or in every fifth wave after that. In wave 5 and every 10th wave following, you'll encounter the Yllabian Dog Fight. The only aliens that appear on the screen are Yllabian Space Guppies, Pods, and Dynamos. It takes skill and practice to make it through this wave. In every tenth wave, you'll find yourself in the middle of a Firebomber showdown. Firebombers are everywhere. Keep a sharp eye and a nimble firing finger. Along with the powers of your super spaceship, you've been blessed with = supersonic hearing. You can hear the Humanoids scream as they're being = accosted by Landers. On your side of the planet, this comes as a faint = yelp. The sound of explosions means that a Humanoid and Lander have = just been transformed into a Mutant. SCORING Pods 1000 points Firebombers 250 points Dynamos 200 points Baiters 200 points Phreds 200 points Yllabian Space Guppies 200 points Mutants 150 points Landers 150 points Swarmers 150 points Munchies 50 points At the end of waves 1 through 5, you receive 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 points, respectively, for every Humanoid left on the planet. Beginning with wave 6, you receive 500 points for every Humanoid remaining. In waves 1 through 9, if you pass through the Stellar Gateway while transporting four or more Humanoids on your ship, you'll automatically advance three waves in the game. You'll also receive 1,000 points for every Humanoid left on the planet. -------------------- Atari Corporation is unable to guarantee the accuracy of printed material after the date of publication disclaims liability for changes, errors, or omissions. Reproduction of this document or any portion of its contents is not allowed without the specific written permission of Atari Corporation. Atari, the Atari logo, 2600 and 7800 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Atari Corporation. Defender II is a trademark and (C) 1981 of Williams Electronics, manufactured under license from Williams Electronics, Inc. Copyright (C) 1987, Atari Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 All rights reserved. Printed in Hong Kong C300016-120 Rev. A ---------------------
Emulation on mobile devices will drain your battery quite fast. I recommend playing while device is plugged into charger.