What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
  • Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

Play Defender – 1980s Classic Arcade Game

Free Web Browser Online Play of 1981s Classic Video Game Defender

Game History:
Defender and Defender II (Stargate) are arcade video games developed and released by Williams Electronics in 1981. A horizontally scrolling shooter, the game is set on either an unnamed planet or city (depending on platform) where the player must defeat waves of invading aliens while protecting astronauts.

Emulator instructions and keyboard controls towards bottom of page.
Click the Zoom buttons to make the gameplay larger.

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

Online Game Controls
Gamepad Button Keyboard Button
Left Left Arrow
Right Right Arrow
Up Up Arrow
Down Down Arrow
Start Enter
Select Ctrl

Video game will automatically load in your browser. Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start the game. You can click on Zoom to expand the game to a larger size. You can click on Enable Sound to turn on the game's sound. Arcade game's keyboard controls are listed in above table. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need additional gameplay instructions. Enjoy! No tokens required to play this free online video game.

Defender Platform(s) and Game Systems:
Williams Electronics Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Intellivision, Commodore 64, ColecoVision
Scrolling Shooter
Single-player, multiplayer (alternating)