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X-Out

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
85
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Atari ST
...
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Commodore 64
74
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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 Amstrad CPC Adding a ship to the collection
X-Out ZX Spectrum The ship does not go behind the scenery. This resulted in a collision which ended the game.
X-Out Atari ST I'm already dead
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 3 - Now with destructible terrain.

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The Press Says

Your Commodore Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Jan, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Joystick (French) Amiga Jan, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Your Spectrum ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1989 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Atari ST Apr, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Mar, 1993 60 out of 100 60
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

Contributed to by EboMike (3009), Kabushi (122912) and Martin Smith (63130)