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Defender NES Video Game

Free Online Web Browser NES Game Play. This NES emulator supports mobile touch devices (i.e Iphone). Complete instructions and keyboard controls towards bottom of the page.

Click ‘Enter’ Key to Start Game. Main keyboard buttons are X and Z.

Click Game Window Size Button to Zoom Game Size between default, 1.5X and 2X

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Keyboard Controls
Gamepad Button Player 1
Left Left Arrow
Right Right Arrow
Up Up Arrow
Down Down Arrow
Start/Pause Enter
Select Ctrl

Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start the game (you might have to hit start twice) . On a computer you can click the Game Window Size button to rotate between default, 1.5X and 2.X game window size. On mobile phones and Iphone use the gameplay control buttons shown on your screen (only on mobile) to play and start the game. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need additional gameplay instructions. If you really need help or instructions playing this game, we have the The Official Nintendo Player’s Guide from 1987 to help you out.



How to play

Defender II(tm)

Hal America Inc.(tm)


The story

Star date 7211, the distant planet, Ligaras, is being attacked by alien
marauders. The residents of Ligaras are being abducted and turned into
mutants. You as the top gun of the Defender team, must save these people. The
aliens are mean and vicious. You must fight with Landers, Mutants, Yllabian
Space Guppys, and more. There is a special gate in each screen which you can
warp into the other side of the planet. You meet more enemies there to fight.
You are the only one who can save the planet, battle with aliens at the speed
exceeding the speed of light, in dark unknown space.


How to use the controller

Up: Move up
Down: Move down
Left: Move left
Right: Move right

Select Button: Select type of games

Start Button: Start game/Pause game

B Button: Launch Smart Bombs (limited quantity)

A Button: Shoot LASER beam.


How to play

Insert the game pak into your NES, and turn on your computer. Use the SELECT
BUTTON to choose a one- or two-palyer game. Game A is for the beginner and
game B is for the expert. If you want to pause the game, press the START
BUTTON after the game started. Press again to resume the game. Use the pad to
move your spaceship to the direction you wish. Press A BUTTON to shoot the
LASER beam and B BUTTON to launch the smart bombs.

You start out with three spaceships and five smart bombs. The Laser beam is
unlimited. On the upper left corner of the screen, you see your score, the
number of ships remain, and the number of the smart bombs left. You must
maneuver your spaceship and shoot the LASER beam at the aliens. Use smart bomb
to clear all the aliens in screen at once. But remember, you only have limited
number of bombs. You also must save the resident being abducted by shooting 
the enemies. When you see the sparkling square on the screen, it is the gate
to the other side of the planet. You may jump into the gate to get the other
side, where you will encounter more enemies, or you may choose to stay and
fight. To clear the wave, you must kill all the aliens, but some aliens may be
neglected. It is for you to find out which alien may be neglected to clear the
waves. If you do not kill all the aliens as quickly as possible, you may find
yourself surrounded by more aliens than when you started. Use your smart bomb
and warp gate wisely. Well, it is time for you to go to save the planet, Good


Playing tips

You will be travelling at very high speed, so try not run into aliens. You 
must remember, that using warp gate and getting to the other side will not
save you from fighting with aliens. You may encounter enemies, which may be 
tougher than the one you were fighting. Using the smart bomb is nice, but
remember you only have five to begin with. Try to save residents from being
abducted, each saved resident will give you the bonus points. You may find
yourself in the situation where you are surrounded by many aliens, even
though you thought you cleared them all. Don't panic, start fighting with the
closer alien, then work your way out. If it does not help, use a smart bomb.



Defender- your spaceship
Resident- defenseless, save them for bonus points
Smart bomb- destroy all the enemies on a screen.
Mutants- dumb, but get vicious when they eat residents
Gul mutants- mean mutants, chases you around
Baiters- appear if you take too long to finish off a wave
Pods- bob around like bouncing balls
Dynamos- cubic creatures that swirl around the heavens above the planet 
Yllabian space guppys- mindless puppets
Firebombers- treacherous
Phreds- nastry creatures


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Sorry, no sound on mobile devices.

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