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Description

X-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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X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 2 Boss - there's no indication of where to shoot it.
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 3 - Now with destructible terrain.
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 3 - The track leaving enemies could have been borrowed straight from R-Type.
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 8 - I haven't the foggiest what those things are.

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Critic Reviews

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
Power Play May, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Pixel-Heroes.de Jan, 2004 7 out of 10 70
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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Trivia

Graphics

Some of the graphics were re-used from an unreleased coin-op game by Rainbow Arts.

Soundtrack

The 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.

Awards

  • 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)

EboMike (3003) added X-Out (Commodore 64) on Dec 13, 2003
Other platforms contributed by EboMike (3003), Kabushi (165373) and Martin Smith (62888)