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*After Protector LE sold out, later on the same year, the unlimited edition of [[Protector/Y*A*S*I]] was released, although with a different game of ''Y*A*S*I'' included, which stood for "Yet Another Space Invaders", as that game was a clone of that ''arcade'' classic. No [[overlay]] was provided this time around though, although ''Y*A*S*I'' did support [[VecVoice]] support, resulting in the invaders taunting the player during gameplay.
 
*After Protector LE sold out, later on the same year, the unlimited edition of [[Protector/Y*A*S*I]] was released, although with a different game of ''Y*A*S*I'' included, which stood for "Yet Another Space Invaders", as that game was a clone of that ''arcade'' classic. No [[overlay]] was provided this time around though, although ''Y*A*S*I'' did support [[VecVoice]] support, resulting in the invaders taunting the player during gameplay.
   
==Links/review==
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*Alex Herbert's [http://www.herbs64.com/ official site]
 
*Alex Herbert's [http://www.herbs64.com/ official site]
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*[http://www.stageselect.com/11787--Reviews--protector.aspx Stage Select review] 10/10
 
*Unlocking ''Spike Goes Down'' can be seen on the [[List of Vectrex game easter eggs]] page
 
*Unlocking ''Spike Goes Down'' can be seen on the [[List of Vectrex game easter eggs]] page
*Click on the tabber below for a review.
 
 
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'''vectrex.nl review'''
 
 
Protector must be seen to be believed. Author [[Alex Herbert]] has done what many other [[Vectrex]] game developers before him have failed to do. That is bundle a magnificant game with an equally magnificant looking [[overlay]] and packaging. The packaging is professional right down to the robust black box and the etched Protector symbol proclaiming the games individuality. Inside an original [[Sean Kelly]] [[Vectrex]] cartridge, and is brand new thanks to [[Sean Kelly|Sean's]] ingenuity of supplying game developers with near exact replicas of the original [[Vectrex]] [[GCE]] cartridges from the 80's.
 
 
Everything is so exquisite to the highest calibre; the simple yet informative instructions, the individually numbered cartridge and the outrageous bright pink [[overlay]] proclaiming "Protector" in authentic 80's font. This is RETRO to the maximum and will take some beating as [[Alex Herbert|Herbert]] lays down the gauntlet for all future games to personify. There were only 100 of these babies ever released worldwide and I was lucky enough to get a hold of one to take for a spin.
 
 
Protector is based on the 1980 ''Williams Electronics "Defender"'' designed by Eugene Jarvis in which you pilot a craft and rescue "humanoids" from the savage and forbidding aliens. It's a case of zap or get zapped as you come up against "Baiters, Bombers, Pods and Swarmers" who will go out of their way to make sure the humanoids stay in their evil clutches. This side-scrolling shooter is fast, I'm talking off the dial fast, and at times you'll need every last weapon in your arsenal to combat the enemy and just stay alive for the few frenzied minutes of intense in-your-face gameplay.
 
 
Included on the Protector Limited Edition cart is another equally brilliant game called ''Spike Goes Down''. This game is like a bonus hidden game and has some of the best music I have heard on a [[Vectrex|Vec]]. The graphics in this Spike game resemble no other [[Vectrex]] game and although simple, ''Spike Goes Down'' could have been released independently and would have been a very worthwhile purchase.
 
 
Going on the age of the [[Vectrex]] she is likely to have heart failure when you unleash the fury and grandiose of PROTECTOR upon her. The [[Vectrex]] community pays homage to [[Alex Herbert]] for his innovative and compelling programming techniques which push the humble [[Vectrex|Vec]] to it's limits. I can't recommend this game more highly. Be advised.
 
 
Score 9.7/10
 
 
**Since the release of Limited Edition Protector, [[Alex Herbert]] has released another game called [[Protector/Y*A*S*I|YASI]] (Yet Another Space Invaders). Together on the [[Protector/Y*A*S*I|YASI]] cartridge he has included Protector. Though this time the hidden game 'Spike Goes Down is not included plus the packaging is not the same plus no [[overlay]]. Rumour has it that a Limited Edition Protector sold for around US$400.00 on ebay recently and it will become rarer as the years go by. Beg, borrow or steal a copy.
 
 
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