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X-Out

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
73
3.7
Atari ST
...
3.7
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 Amstrad CPC Upgraded to three pods
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 8 - I haven't the foggiest what those things are.
X-Out Commodore 64 Uh oh, I'm surrounded!
X-Out Commodore 64 A very large boss!!

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The Press Says

Zero Amiga Jan, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Jan, 2004 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1989 10.2 out of 12 85
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 85 out of 100 85
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) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1990 9.75 out of 12 81
The One Amiga Jan, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 71 out of 100 71

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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 (131967) and Martin Smith (63058)