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Xybots (Commodore 64)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Xybots Commodore 64 Yikes, watch out for that Xybot!
Xybots Commodore 64 Beginning the first level
Xybots Commodore 64 Press space to begin the game!
Xybots Commodore 64 Level one complete!

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Oct, 1989 82 out of 100 82

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Trivia

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.

Awards

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

Martin Smith (63198) added Xybots (Commodore 64) on Jul 12, 2004
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