DescriptionX-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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|Zero||Amiga||Jan, 1990||91 out of 100||91|
|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|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Commodore 64||May, 1990||88 out of 100||88|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||Dec, 1991||85 out of 100||85|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||ZX Spectrum||Apr, 1990||9.75 out of 12||81|
|Power Play||Commodore 64||May, 1990||75 out of 100||75|
|Power Play||Amiga||Feb, 1990||71 out of 100||71|
|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|
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GraphicsSome of the graphics were re-used from an unreleased coin-op game by Rainbow Arts.
SoundtrackThe 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)