Facebook_pixel
Defender 1

Defender 1

APD Games

Defend the human race from the evil aliens!

2.6 Ratings 66+ Reviews 1K+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

2.6
66+ Ratings
  1. 5
    24+%
  2. 4
    9+%
  3. 3
    12+%
  4. 2
    14+%
  5. 1
    41+%
Write a Review
  • Jun 7, 2020

    By Marc Chesterman
    Pretty good but lacking original game sound and some original game features. Fun but not quite there.
  • Cute but not quite playable Nov 21, 2015

    By jicemagoo
    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.
    more
  • Love It! Jan 10, 2016

    By Dmguth3
    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.
  • Oct 7, 2020

    By Andy L
    Love this game!!! Which it had roller ball controls
  • The game I grew up with Jun 27, 2020

    By Reed Richards 1000
    This is awesome, the game I grew up with. Controls a bit clunky like someone said but THATS DEFENDER. Really well done and appreciated.
  • Controls to far apart Nov 28, 2018

    By paulsl45
    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.
    more
  • Jun 24, 2020

    By Steve Ball
    Just about as bad as it gets. The controlls are so bad it's so slow moving that it's just about unplayable. Nothing like the original as far as game play goes.
  • Terrible purchase Jan 12, 2019

    By KansaiConnect2
    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.
    more
  • Joystick needs desperate improvement Jul 21, 2018

    By shuterbug
    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 ⭐️
  • Feb 5, 2019

    By Dana Demsky
    looks like defender, but gameplay is something much simpler. landers rarely pick up men.

No reviews available

  • Love It! Jan 10, 2016

    By Dmguth3
    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.
  • Oct 7, 2020

    By Andy L
    Love this game!!! Which it had roller ball controls
  • The game I grew up with Jun 27, 2020

    By Reed Richards 1000
    This is awesome, the game I grew up with. Controls a bit clunky like someone said but THATS DEFENDER. Really well done and appreciated.
  • Feb 22, 2021

    By ahoymatey
    BEST GAME EVER
  • Smooth Sep 20, 2015

    By The Shadows
    Smooth and complete, such an awesome time killer. Hop right into the app!
  • Feb 10, 2020

    By Michael White
    Hard controls
  • Dec 23, 2017

    By Run 68
    Like the game very similar to original but slower.My only issue is after completing attack wave 5 the game always crashes?
  • Dec 22, 2015

    By Scotty Barger
    Very accurate to tha coinop version my only complaint is that controls
  • Jun 7, 2020

    By Marc Chesterman
    Pretty good but lacking original game sound and some original game features. Fun but not quite there.
  • Cute but not quite playable Nov 21, 2015

    By jicemagoo
    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.
    more
  • Feb 3, 2017

    By Jason Lee
    Looks the same as the original but controls could do with making faster as it's very slow to move the ship plus bit of a put off with the layout being on the screen as it takes up half of it with the movement tabs.
  • Controls to far apart Nov 28, 2018

    By paulsl45
    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.
    more
  • Joystick needs desperate improvement Jul 21, 2018

    By shuterbug
    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 ⭐️
  • Feb 5, 2019

    By Dana Demsky
    looks like defender, but gameplay is something much simpler. landers rarely pick up men.
  • More stages please! Sep 30, 2017

    By luannjones09
    I love the game as it brings me back but why does it only go up to stage 5!!?? I’m paying for a game that I thought went further than stage 5. Not fair! I’m eagerly waiting an update ASAP!
  • Controls need work Jul 12, 2020

    By Seniorjeffypoo
    Needs to be more like the original. They are too unresponsive and too far apart.
  • Jun 24, 2020

    By Steve Ball
    Just about as bad as it gets. The controlls are so bad it's so slow moving that it's just about unplayable. Nothing like the original as far as game play goes.
  • Terrible purchase Jan 12, 2019

    By KansaiConnect2
    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.
    more
  • Shocking Jan 27, 2019

    By I can hear you Clem Fandango.
    I really couldn’t believe my luck when I found this game for sale after looking for years......Then I made the mistake of buying it!! The controls are absolutely terrible and the game play is both slow and anything but enjoyable. If you want to waste 1.99 on a game you’ll never play for more than two minutes then go ahead and buy this one. Such a shame that a simple game like this has been ruined by such bad controls :-(
    more
  • Aug 10, 2019

    By James Lister
    impossible controls, and doesn't have features of original game.
  • Jan 18, 2020

    By James Perrett
    Does not work with bluetooth gamepad (joystick)

What’s Groovy

What’s Subpar

Loading...