Manufacturer Williams

Williams 2-Way Joystick

Used in Defender, Joust, Moon Patrol and Stargate

Original, Williams 2-way arcade game joystick used in its Defender, Joust, Moon Patrol and Stargate games. This one has as replacement e-clip and missing its dust washer. The joystick is a bit loose and could stand to be rebuilt. The red ball has does have some lighter wear.

Related Game Title Defender
Year 1981
Related Game Title Joust
Related Game Title Stargate
Related Game Title Moon Patrol
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