Bonus Images for Vintage Games Book: Web Chapter - Defender (1980)

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Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time (2009), by Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton, through Focal Press. Vintage Games, available from retailers worldwide, is a full color, illustrated book, that explores the most influential videogames of all time, including Super Mario Bros., Grand Theft Auto III, Doom, The Sims, and many more.

Bonus images not found in Vintage Games for bonus Web chapter, Defender (1980): The Joys of Difficult Games:

Protector II, box back from the TI-99/4a version shown, was one of a myriad of games based off of the concepts in Defender.

Defender and other Williams’ favorites have been ported to countless platforms over the years. Back of the box from Williams Arcade Classics for Tiger’s portable shown here. Note the reference to Defender II (Stargate).


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