39. Freedom Fighters

COLLECTING
Rarity in the UK 2/10 Guideline Price 3. allow about 3 to ship to UK also and possible customs charges). although you should find one in the UK with a little patience, around the 2.50 mark and 1.50 postage. At this point Philips began more intensily on arcade type conversion games, I'm not sure this was released with a cardboard cover. Freedom fighters did benefit from a makeover from the Videopac+ series, and is one of the more readily available + titles. I happened upon the prototype/demo pictured below, initially labelled defenders, but seemingly changed by a past owner to reflect the release number and title

PLAYING 
Unsurprisingly based on the very popular arcade game "defender" of the time, however this is set in freespace and you men that you rescue float around in square capsules, this is a fast addictive scrolling game, with plenty of life in it, well worth a blast.
TIP: Start off in any mode and move your ship to any of the corners, quickly switch to hyper drive with the ship facing the opposite side of the screen, then no pulsarships or drones will attack from the back and since your ship is on one of the far sides of the screen you will have more time to aim at the mines and pulsar ships. (Steve Routolo, Cincinnati, Ohio, Odyssey Adventure summer 1983)

 

 

VARIATIONS
Freedom Fighters Freedom Fighters Freedom Fighters Freedom Fighters   Freedom Fighters Freedom Fighters Defensores Da Liberdade!! Defenders (prototype)
     
         
PHILIPS PHILIPS RADIOLA SIERA JOPAC MAGNAVOX PHILIPS PHILIPS
PLASTIC (B) PLASTIC (C) PLASTIC (B) PLASTIC (B) PLASTIC (B) CARD CARD PLASTIC (B)
F52 F20 F2 F0 NONE F52 F52 F52 F0
3 5 15 45 NONE 3 5 5 35
 

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