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Wall-Defender - Atari 2600

Atari 2600 joystick:

Atari 2600 joystick

Joystick control:


Player 1: Player 2:
joystick ↑↓←→ TGFH
trigger Spacebar A
turbo Del .
Pause Alt+P Alt+P
black-white / color mode:  F2
paddle / joystick mode: Alt+L

Emulation speed:

If the game emulation is slow, try to speed it up by reloading this pa­ge without ads or choose a­no­ther emulator from this table.

Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)

Game info:
Wall-Defender - box cover
box cover
Game title: Wall-Defender
Console: Atari 2600
Author (released): Bomb (1983)
Genre: Action, Shooter Mode: Single-player
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

686 kB
Download: Wall-Defender.a26

Game size:

4 kB
Recommended emulator: Stella

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Wall-Defender is a 1983 shoot 'em up for the Atari 2600. It was produced by Bomb, a label of developer Onbase Co. based out of Asia.
   Wall-Defender is a single-player game in which the player defends a fortress comprising a series of walls against kamikaze attacks by aliens. The player controls a sprite that moves along the walls firing missiles at attackers. The outer wall may take ten attacks from ordinary attackers, though there are 'super' attackers that can destroy a wall with a single hit.
Wall-Defender (Atari 2600)
   Wall-Defender (Atari 2600)
The colours of the walls change as they reduce in strength to indicate to the player that they are weakening, and after the seventh hit from an ordinary attacker they will begin to flash. If a wave of attackers is destroyed with none of them striking the player is given an extra wall. When a wall is about to fall the player must abandon it for an inner wall, otherwise they are destroyed and the game is over.

The game ends when:
    1. The player is on a wall section or connecting bridge when it collapses, causing him to float away.
    2. The score reaches 999,999 points.

    The aliens pictured at the bottom of the screen indicate what level the player is on. If he goes an entire level without one alien hitting his wall, he regain a wall layer to a max of four.
   In their 1983 review the UK magazine TV Gamer criticised the graphics but praised the novel concept of the game and described it as 'an absorbing game which requires plenty of dexterity.' The Australian magazine Score reviewed the game positively in their 1983 review, summing it up by saying that 'for a single-theme game, Wall-Defender delivers what it promises'. Computer and Video Games Magazine described the game as the most original of Bomb's releases.
   Modern-day reviewers have also been positive about concept behind the game, with Retro Video Gamer describing it in their review as 'surprising'. Atari Times also described it as 'highly addictive', and gave it a score of 95% overall.

More details about this game can be found on Wikipedia.org.

For fans and collectors:
Find this game on video server YouTube.com or Vimeo.com.
Buy original game or Atari 2600 console on Amazon.com or eBay.com.

Find digital download of this game on GOG or Steam.

Videogame Console:

This ver­sion of Wall-Defender was de­sig­ned for A­ta­ri 2600, which was com­mer­ci­al­ly ve­ry suc­ces­s­ful vi­deo ga­me con­so­le of se­cond ge­ne­ra­tion pro­du­ced by A­ta­ri from 1977 to 1992. It was the first con­so­le that used re­mo­vab­le me­mory mo­du­les with ga­mes. At the time of its grea­test fa­me, mo­re than 30 mil­li­on units of this con­so­le were sold for about $ 200 a pie­ce. To da­te, the ga­me li­bra­ry for this con­so­le con­tains near­ly 1,000 o­ri­gi­nal ga­mes. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about the Atari 2600 can be found here.

Recommended Game Controllers:

You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB joystick that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a joystick, buy a suitable USB controller on Amazon or AliExpress or in some of your favorite online stores.

Available online emulators:

5 different online emulators are available for Wall-Defender. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Wall-Defender are summarized in the following table:

Emulator Technology Multiplayer USB gamepad Touchscreen Without ads
Javatari 5.0 JavaScript YES YES YES YES
Javatari 0.91 JavaScript YES YES NO YES
NeptunJS JavaScript YES YES NO NO
EmulatorJS JavaScript YES YES YES YES
JStella Java applet YES NO NO YES

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