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Developer(s)Vortex Software
Publisher(s)Gremlin Graphics
Platform(s)Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, NEC PC-9800, Sharp X68000
ReleaseDecember 1987
The beam is transferred by fibre optics

Deflektor is a puzzle game developed by Vortex Software and published by Gremlin Graphics in 1987. In this game, the player has to rotate mirrors to deflect a beam in order to destroy all the cells of each level. There are also other devices the player has to be careful not to touch with the beam for too much time because otherwise the system will overload. The game was followed by a sequel in 1989 called Mindbender.

The game was also ported to the Japanese Sharp X68000 by Bullet-Proof Software.

A port for the Atari 8-bit family of computers was developed by Atari Corporation in 1988, but was not published.[1]

According to the Deflektor X4 remake programmer Ignacio Pérez Gil, the Deflektor developer Costa Panayi endorsed the creation and distribution of the non-commercial open-source freeware in the 2000s.[2]


Writing for Zzap! magazine in February, 1988, Julian Rignall wrote "Deflektor is very enjoyable, and provides an original and worthwhile way to kill time."


  1. ^ Reichert, Matt. "Deflektor". Retrieved September 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Deflektor x4 on
  3. ^ a b Deflektor review in Zzap! issue 34, feb. 1988, p. 20, ISSN 0954-867X here

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