Manufacturer Williams

Defender Interface / Widget


Original, tested and working Williams Defender arcade Interface / Widget boardset . Listing is for the small widget board only, it does have a new ribbon cable installed as these frequently fail. Original Williams Part #5772-09614-X0. This board will only work in Defender, it will NOT work in other Williams games from this era.

Image may not be of actual board as sometimes we have a couple of these in stock. Board is in comparable condition and looks similar.

Genre Shooter
Related Game Title Defender
Year 1981
Quick Game Facts

You pilot a space craft which must defend the planet from invasion. Watch out, or the aliens will swoop down and pick up the humans, turning them into mutants. When all of your humans are gone, you're as good as dead.

This game was the first game to feature action that occurs outside of the play area. You must constantly monitor the radar on the top of the screen.

Coin-Op Overview

A notoriously difficult game, Williams hit a home run with Defender in 1980. The fast pace nature of the game, combined along with its FIVE control buttons and up/down joystick, sent many "newbie" players packing. However, with lots of practice, and lots of quarters, many players got to be extremely good at Defender.

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Coin-Op Technical Details
Year: 1980
Manufacturer: Williams
Genre: Scrolling Shooter
Players: 2P
Conversion Class: Williams
Monitor Type: Raster
Orientation: Horizontal
Monitor Resolution: CGA