DEFENDER 1 is a remake of a classic arcade game from the 80's for mobile devices.
Your mission is to defend the astronauts from being abducted by the aliens and obliterate the enemy spaceships, but careful not to kill the astronauts, failing to save them will make the planet explode and the aliens will turn into mutants!
Bug fixes that caused the application to close after level 5. Updated for iOS 11 iPhone 8 and iPhone X.
Ratings and Reviews
Controls to far apart
This game was literally my teenage years the game graphics are not to bad but the actual controls the up and down buttons are to far apart that and the lack of responsiveness in the middle part of the direction buttons that makes it difficult to play with the vigor this game is famous for. Hopefully the developer may fix the spacing between the direction buttons until then two stars with hope for updates. It’s a great game on an arcade mechanic and is difficult to replicate especially without actual buttons.
If I could give this game a less-than-a-star rating I would. I was so excited to see this game in the App Store, but after purchasing it and playing, or should I say trying to play, I realized I just gave away $1.99. This game shouldn’t even be for sale.
It’s hardly responsive and the controller buttons are barely useable. The only good thing is the graphics. They are almost identical. However, in this day and age, this game could be designed with much better non-pixelated graphics like we had back in the 80s.
I doubt I’ll ever get the money I spent on this game back. So I’ll chalk it up as a lesson learned. Buy no games that I can’t play first then buy and/or games designed by this company unless they make changes to this game and upgrade everything.
Cute but not quite playable
The behavior (when in auto-thrust mode) and appearance are quite authentic but the translation of the original controls to the touch screen is not working well.
If memory serves, the original game had a very direct up-down control and the direction reversal button very close by, within thumb reach I think.
As it is on screen, the up-down control is way too slow, it should be a slider or something, and the reverse direction is as far as can be from it, and on the same side, so it isn't even possible to use the other hand for it.
Can't play that game like that. I'll be eagerly waiting for an update that has better control.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.