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Game #4748
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Last Defender    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Vertical shooter

Rating: 8.37 (8 votes)

Last Defender box cover

Last Defender screenshot
Last Defender is a great horizontal shooter from Miguel "MIG2" Perez, amateur designer who is best known for the Lost Valley RPG. The game features outstanding graphics, addictive and frantic shooting action, and well-designed levels and enemy ships. Although it would already be a great game if the list of features stopped there, MIG2 went above and beyond most shooters by adding a lot of nice extras. For example, you can 'unlock' certain special options after finishing the game – you will see different options for different difficulty levels (there are four in total). One of the coolest features that more shooters should have is the ability to steal weapons from enemy ships to add to your own. In addition to four standard weapons, this gives you effectively over twenty weapons to choose from.

Similar to other games from the same author, Last Defender is hard – very hard. Still, the nice graphics and great parallax scrolling action will keep you glued to the screen regardless of how many times you have to start over. More sound effects would have been nice, as well as more play-testing (I found a bug or two – sometimes stolen weapons won't work), but as it stands Last Defender is already a fun and very challenging shooter. More than most freeware releases, it truly makes you feel like playing fun 8-bit shooters on the Nintendo system again. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Miguel Perez
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2004
Software Copyright: Miguel Perez
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows XP
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If you like this game, try: Raiden II, Tyrian 2000, G-Type

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