X-Out

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
85
3.8
Commodore 64
73
...
ZX Spectrum
...
3.3
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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 ZX Spectrum Second boss
X-Out Amiga The shop
X-Out Commodore 64 Selecting / equipping your craft
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 8 Boss - Again I've no idea where to shoot it. Lots and lots of patience is required.

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1990 939 out of 1000 94
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan 26, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Joystick (French) Amiga Jan, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 84 out of 100 84
The One Amiga Jan, 1990 79 out of 100 79
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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1990 7.8 out of 12 65
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 (3005), Kabushi (148526) and Martin Smith (63024)