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Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
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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 Unleashing a powerful blast
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 7 Boss a - Will kill you beyond dead...
X-Out ZX Spectrum Once past the guarding rock columns things get really tough very quickly.
X-Out Commodore 64 Uh oh, I'm surrounded!

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1990 939 out of 1000 94
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jan, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Joystick (French) Amiga Jan, 1990 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
The One Amiga Jan, 1990 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 71 out of 100 71


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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)

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