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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.

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X-Out Commodore 64 ... which turns into an even unhappier angry green, um, thing.
X-Out Commodore 64 ... and our name in volatile computer memory. So much for going down in the annals of history.
X-Out Amstrad CPC Don't lose your head, Mr. Boss!
X-Out Atari ST Highscore

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Joker Amiga Jan 26, 1990 91 out of 100 91
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jan, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 82 out of 100 82
The One Amiga Jan, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Atari ST Apr, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Mar, 1993 60 out of 100 60
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 (3001), Kabushi (167940) and Martin Smith (62870)