X-Out

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
85
3.8
ZX Spectrum
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Commodore 64
73
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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 Commodore 64 Stage 7 - I don't remember why I kept this screenshot, probably because the player is visible.
X-Out Commodore 64 Selecting / equipping your craft
X-Out Atari ST The shop, where you equip your vessel
X-Out ZX Spectrum Before starting the player must select and equip a ship. Items are bought by positioning the cursor over an them, selecting it, then positioning it on the grid

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Critic Reviews

Your Commodore Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1990 90 out of 100 90
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Joystick (French) Amiga Jan, 1990 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1989 10.2 out of 12 85
Zzap! Amiga May, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Australian Commodore and Amiga Review Amiga Jun, 1990 69 out of 100 69
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 (3008), Kabushi (136893) and Martin Smith (63066)