Defender is the reason we had to design the quick swap panel system. The unique control scheme really deserves a short precise 2way joystick and proper leaf buttons in the correct positions, just as Eugene designed it, but that's difficult to accomodate in a single panel multigame system.
Our screen position is based on Williams cabinets but using an LCD screen means it is smaller and lighter than the original. At around 75kg it has enough weight to be stable but it is also manageable.
Defender control panels and variations are described here: Defender Panels
We've spent time researching and tweaking the emulation system to ensure top end performance, which is important for such a responsive game as Defender. Read our findings on arcade emulation.
On the menu you will find some interesting new versions of Defender, and various named settings (eg TGTS, WDPUTS). This means you don't have to keep adjusting the settings, and each version you play will have its own permanent high score table.
Controls that feel like the original can be important to bring back those old memories, but we have rejected one common memory and that is the loose and waggly joystick. Our Zeroplay 2way joystick is the same geometry as the original but it is engineered for precision. For buttons we use original style leaf buttons for Thrust, Fire and Reverse and they can be specified for other positions if wanted.
Below we price simple Defender only systems.
£ 920 Defender Narrow no storage
£ 220 DefenderPlusLR panel (Flat)
£ 0 Existing Graphics
£ 0 Delivery: Buyer Collects
£ 1140 Defender Arcade Machine
£ 735 LowBoy style cabinet
£ 220 DefenderPlusLR panel (flat)
£ 955 LowBoy DefenderPlusLR