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Xybots (Atari ST)

Xybots Atari ST The introduction sequence


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Xybots is a sci-fi shooter with pseudo-3D environments explored from a third-person perspective. The game can be played by one or two players; the two-player mode takes place on a split screen. The hero(es) must move through a series of Gauntlet-style underground mazes, killing the bad guys and collecting health and other bonuses from flying saucers. It's designed to be played co-operatively, although bullets from one player can harm the other.

The Xybots are out to stop the protagonists, and many have advanced attack patterns as well as bullets to fire at them. Being able to view round corners is useful, allowing the player to plan a strategy - often it's good to send one player forward and let the other play the waiting game, similarly to the tactics often employed in Gauntlet.


Xybots Atari ST Press fire to start the game!
Xybots Atari ST Beginning the first level
Xybots Atari ST The introduction sequence
Xybots Atari ST Level complete

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Atari ST User Sep, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Aug, 1989 79 out of 100 79


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Xybots appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #3 Best Arcade Port in 1989

Martin Smith (63136) added Xybots (Atari ST) on Jul 12, 2004
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