In all fairness, Defenders of Dynatron City isn't a bad game at all, it's just not a very difficult game to beat. DoDC is basically an adventure platforming game where you control a ragtag group of rather ridiculous robot super-heroes who must defend their city from an invasion of evil robots. To stop the invasion, you must scour the city taking out all of the evil robots and picking up superchargers to boost your power. The final showdown with Dr. Mayhem, the mastermind behind the evil robots, takes place in the sewer, where you will have to take down evil dopplegangers of your heroes in order to reach the mad scientist! Topple Dr. Mayhem and the city will be safe!
The game consists of three levels, the first one being a pretty large city with buildings to explore and lots of enemies to defeat. The second level is more straightforward and the enemies get tougher. The real challenge of this game, however is taking down the evil robot doubles. Their attacks are very strong and they can drain your heroes fast. The key to defeating them is choosing the right hero to use, ala Mega Man. Find the right antithesis to the robot dupe you are up against and they are easier to defeat. Same thing for Dr.Mayhem, who reminds me a lot of Dr. Wily.
|The characters who shoot are the best for taking out the robots in the city.|
Defenders of Dynatron City is a harder game for the NES, but certainly not a hard game by any stretch. I probably spent two or three hours learning my way around, figuring out favorite heroes (Buzzsaw Girl and Ms. Megawatt, or any shooting character), and learning which heroes take out which dopplegangers. The game itself only takes about an hour and a half to beat, probably less if you are really pushing a speed run. To my mind it makes this list only by accident and could easily be replaced by something that is more challenging like Star Wars, that game is tough (but beatable)!