We played this as a group on a couple of occsions with someone piloting and the rest of us jamming madly away at all the various fire buttons. We could go on literally for hours on a quarter or three that way. It was a blast.Still, though, my heart(and most of my paper route money) belongs to Defender Stargate.
This game was before my time, but I am super thrilled to know that there was a game out there which started you off with the Trek fanfare and then repeatedly played Vultan's theme. I would totally sink a fistful of quarters in for a game to do that nowadays :)
This was the only arcade game I was ever any good at. I achieved high score just about every time.
Kids today know nothing of the arcade experience. I played this regularly too. And Asteroids, a game called Tail Gunner, and who knows how many more. There was a place called Flipper McCoys I used to frequent with a buddy of mine. Those were the days . . .