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X-Out

Critic Score User Score
ZX Spectrum
...
3.3
Commodore 64
73
3.7
Amiga
85
3.8
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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 Atari ST He's pointing his tongue at me!
X-Out Commodore 64 ... which turns into an even unhappier angry green, um, thing.
X-Out Commodore 64 A very large boss!!
X-Out Atari ST It's lucky I'm well equipped

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1990 939 out of 1000 94
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 94 out of 100 94
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jan, 1990 89 out of 100 89
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Jan, 2004 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1990 7.8 out of 12 65
64'er Commodore 64 May, 1990 6 out of 10 60
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Mar, 1993 60 out of 100 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1990 6.8 out of 12 57
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 (3009), Kabushi (132976) and Martin Smith (63067)