DescriptionX-Out is a horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up. Unlike most comparable games (e.g. R-Type), the game is not set in outer space or even in the air - instead, the fight between good and evil is underwater.
Through five levels, the player has to shoot countless enemies, complete with the obligatory mid-level and end-level bosses. After having completed a level, the player gets to purchase new weapons; instead of simply buying upgrades, it is possible to customize the ship by placing new weapons anywhere on it.
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|Your Commodore||Jun, 1990||94 out of 100||94|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||May, 1990||88 out of 100||88|
|Zzap!||Dec, 1991||85 out of 100||85|
|Zzap!||Apr, 1990||82 out of 100||82|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Apr, 1990||79 out of 100||79|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Jan, 2004||7 out of 10||70|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Mar, 1990||7.8 out of 12||65|
|Commodore Force||Mar, 1993||60 out of 100||60|
|64'er||May, 1990||6 out of 10||60|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Jul, 1990||470 out of 1000||47|
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GraphicsSome of the graphics were re-used from an unreleased coin-op game by Rainbow Arts.
SoundtrackThe working title of this game was Medusa. The TFMX soundtrack by Chris Hülsbeck spread through the Amiga community in the early 90's, usually still under the name Medusa.
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 01/1991 – #3 Best Action Game in 1990
- Commodore Format
- July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Shoot-'em-ups (Check 'em out)