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X-Out

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
73
3.7
Atari ST
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ZX Spectrum
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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.

Screenshots

X-Out Amstrad CPC A laser-equipped warship
X-Out Atari ST Here we come!
X-Out Amstrad CPC Adding a ship to the collection
X-Out Amstrad CPC Don't lose your head, Mr. Boss!

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Critic Reviews

Zero Amiga Jan, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan 26, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Jan, 2004 9 out of 10 90
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Amiga May, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 71 out of 100 71
64'er Commodore 64 May, 1990 6 out of 10 60

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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 (3009), Kabushi (132347) and Martin Smith (63067)