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Playability is what counts, though, and when the mildly awkward controls have been mastered, Xybots has bags of this.
Highly recommended to fans of the coin-op, and to those who have a partner handy for a two-player blast. Single players are advised to give it a go before shelling out their dosh.
On the ST Xybots is a novel entertaining blaster, particularly when played with a friend.
I found it hard to tear myself away even in one player mode. Two are definitely better though, adding both to the distance you are likely to get into the game and the pleasure of cooperating - if you can cope with the controls.
Eine phantastische Automaten-Umsetzung, bedenkt man die teure Hardware des Spielautomaten. Außerdem war es bisher üblich, bei Umsetzungen keine allzu große Programmier-Sorgfalt walten zu lassen. Nicht so bei Xybots: Der 3D-Effekt ist fast genausogut wie auf dem Automaten gelungen.
The control method, on the other hand, is initially confusing, though it's hard to see another way in which the coin-op's two button system could have been implemented, and once you're accustomed to the awkwardness, it works well. If you were to judge Xybots purely as an arcade conversion, it would score very highly; as a game in its own right it's not brilliant - but it is good, coming into its own with two players.
Alles in allem erweist sich das Spielgeschehen wie auch das Spiel an sich als äußerst langweilig und monoton. Dazu gesellt sich noch eine mittelprächtige Grafik, vom Sound ganz zu schweigen, so daß XYBOTS wohl kaum jemanden ansprechen wird. Vor einem Kauf ist unbedingt zu warnen.