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
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.
While you can't have a joystick, this is as close as it gets and still a blast to play. Tap the screen anywhere to fire, that took me an inquiry to figure out. A great flashback play anytime.
Joystick needs desperate improvement
The authenticity of the game is pretty good, but even on my 8+, the joystick control is terrible. Please update it to be more user friendly! If that were to happen, it would be a 5 ⭐️
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.