Title Revenge of Defender (aka Starray) Publisher Epyx Game Type Shoot-em-up Players 1 or 2 HD Installable Patch Available Compatibility All Submission Chris Vella Profiled Reviewer Review This greatly enhanced defender clone is also known as Starray for computers using the PAL system. This game is a sideways scrolling shoot'em up. You control a spaceship and must blast all enemies that will attack you from both sides of the screen. Your spaceship can fly either left or right and moves at fast speeds. Everything about this game is fast, the scrolling, the enemy attacks, and just basically the game pace. You can see where the enemies are attacking from, via a radar on the bottom of the screen. The enemies try to attack your bases and turn them into mutants that will then attack you. When an enemy attacks one of your bases, it will hover over it and send down a lazerbeam into the base, you have about 3 seconds to shoot the enemy or your base will either be destroyed or mutate into a newly formed enemy that will in turn attack you. If all your bases are destroyed the screen will turn red and you will be attacked by what seems like a thousand enemies at one time. Each world consists of 3 levels, and each level gets progressively harder. Complete all 3 levels and you will go to the next world. Each world differs with different enemies and backdrops. There are about 5 different worlds, the worlds include, Space, Jungle, Ice, and Computer. Each world gets harder and I found the computer world to be especially hard. Your spaceship is equipped with a lazer gun and some powerups can be collected enabling you to have rapid fire. You also have a limited number of smartbombs. Activating these will blow up almost all enemies on the screen. Your only defense is a shield that deteriorates with any contact with enemy bullets or the enemies themselves. The graphics are very nice, with parralax scrolling and clearly defined sprites and the sound effects are also very good. Joystick response is excellent and gameplay is fast and furious. I thought the game plays extremely well and the difficulty level is perfect. In conclusion, This is a great defender game. The graphics and sound has been updated greatly. The action is fast and furious, just the way a good shoot'em up should be. I really like the game, it's not a classic but is a better than average shoot'em up. Buy this game and you will not be disappointed.