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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 Commodore 64 Stage 3 - The track leaving enemies could have been borrowed straight from R-Type.
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 5 Boss - Relentlessly crushes you against the border of the screen.
X-Out Commodore 64 ... and our name in volatile computer memory. So much for going down in the annals of history.
X-Out Amstrad CPC R-type like waves

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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
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Feb, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Joystick (French) Amiga Jan, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Amiga May, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 71 out of 100 71
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

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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 (173019) and Martin Smith (62866)