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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 Atari ST He's pointing his tongue at me!
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 6 Boss - Some sort of giant green angry guinea pig...
X-Out ZX Spectrum Battleship
X-Out ZX Spectrum Start of the game. Its underwater and there's no time to explore - the shooting starts immediately

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Mania Amiga Feb, 1992 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Commodore User Amiga Dec, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1989 10.2 out of 12 85
Zzap! Amiga May, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 82 out of 100 82
The One Amiga Jan, 1990 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 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)

Contributed to by EboMike (3001), Kabushi (181883) and Martin Smith (62938)