Star Wars Original Trilogy versionEdit
In the Star Wars Original Trilogy Red Leader game, the TIE Defender is an experimental Imperial ship that is encountered during the end of certain levels. It is very heavily armored, taking many hits to destroy, and gets even tougher the further a player gets in a game.
Its usual attack pattern starts with a pause before firing its regular weapons, then a duo of seeking missiles at the player. However, the seeking missiles only tracks the player’s ship upon launch before heading downwards, which can be avoided. The ship will tumble, pause, fire its weapons, etc., then once it is out of firing range from the player’s ship, it will quickly fly past the player out of range again, then start over in its attack routine again until either it or the player’s X-wing is destroyed.
Needs the rest of the article where it appears in other games