Defender Handheld Electronic Game - Model 6088
(Entex Industries - 1982)
This sturdy VFD handheld Defender game is well designed and is a little on the large side, so it is better suited for tabletop play. Instead of a joystick and two buttons like the original Defender arcade game, you have seven buttons for gameplay.
Your right hand controls the thrust, fire and smart bomb buttons while your left controls the up, down, reverse and hyperspace buttons.
The battery compartments are on the underside of the unit and are easily accessed... it holds four C cell batteries. There is also a sticker on the bottom of the unit with basic operating instructions in case you loose the instruction manual.
Specifications for the Defender Handheld Game
Basic specifications for the Entex Arcade Defender handheld electronic game are listed below.
(4) C cell batteries or an optional AC adapter Model #6060 with 6v DC 500mil output
8-5/8"W (219mm) x 5-1/2"D (140mm) x 1-5/8"H (41mm)
3-1/4"W (83mm) x 1-5/8"H (41mm)
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Just found one in sale
Wolf | Nov 24, 2012 9:32pm
Hi yep love this game an I just found one at a flea market. Still in its box ( box has small tear at bottom but in good nick with side panel attached. It has the manual which is clean and bent free, a foam case no holes or damage and it even has the warranty card. The game has not been played looking at the machine and has the plastic film on top of the screen. It was a total of $3.00 I am so happy my wife thought I was going to cry :)
Markarel | Dec 08, 2011 10:37pm
My favorite childhood game. I want one so bad.