December WPU Tournament

Why Atari 2600 Defender?

  • Because it is easy for anyone in the world to play from a PC or Atari 2600 cartridge
  • It is light-hearted fun.  Especially over the holidays, it is an easy way to include your children and family in the spirit of video game comradery.
  • Atari 2600 Defender was considered relevant enough to make it to a US Postage Stamp
  • Example of game-play on Youtube
What is the competition?
  • Best 3 man game of Atari 2600 Defender (default settings)
  • Honor system in use
  • Submit picture (or Youtube video) of the final score (count out the 3 men and stop when done).
  • Send to
  • Indicate the 3 initials to use for your score.  Names and email addresses are kept confidential
  • Gary (GUS) will decide the winner.  Submission must be received by December 31st- New Year’s Eve 2012.
  • Please note: If you win the competition, we will need a mailing address for sending the prize.
How can I play Atari 2600 Defender?
  1. This is a Java based PC program 
  2. Dust off your Atari 2600 or 5200 and the Atari 2600 Defender cartridge
  3. Using Stella (Download LINK) along with the ROM from HERE

How can I check my standings?

  1. Open from a browser (not compatible with Internet Explorer)
  2. Click on Enter WPUs All-Time Greats link
  3. Click on Defender
  4. Scroll down to Consoles section
  5. Click on Atari 2600 VCS
  6. Dan Tearle rockin’ Defender on Youtube
Winner will receive-
  • A mini 12inch Defender plexiglass marquee
  • A WPU Defender T-shirt
  • I will ship anywhere in the world so EVERYONE is included in this game.  Hopefully someone can beat Spriggsy for a change…

T-shirt image: Artist is the UK’s Dan Tearle!


Marquee design:


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