X-Out (Amstrad CPC)

X-Out Amstrad CPC Loading screen


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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.


X-Out Amstrad CPC Fitting out your ship
X-Out Amstrad CPC Don't lose your head, Mr. Boss!
X-Out Amstrad CPC Ooh, a shoot'em-up snake!
X-Out Amstrad CPC R-type like waves

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


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.


  • 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)

Kabushi (141380) added X-Out (Amstrad CPC) on Nov 15, 2005
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