Defender undergoes a 3D makeover in Defender (aka Defender: For All Mankind in Europe), featuring fast-paced action, strategy, and an army of aliens. A remake of an arcade classic, Defender sends you on a mission to defend your solar system and save the human race from alien invasion. In addition to space combat action, the game showcases elements of strategy, multiple types of humans to protect and use, ground units for players to defend and position, and bases to build and expand. And now, you can upgrade your Defender ships with special weapons, shields, and other technologies.

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Developer(s) Inevitable Entertainment
Publisher(s) Midway Games
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA November 3, 2002
EU March 14, 2003
Genre(s) Third-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods GameCube Controller
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16:9 Widescreen Gecko Code


$16:9 Widescreen
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0420E734 38600000
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Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Defender since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-20499 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0 Windows Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 3.4 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6950 Defender 2002 HD on Dolphin Widescreen Hack Spartacus
4.0-7064 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-4770K @ 4.4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 FlighterLuid

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