X-Out

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
73
3.7
Atari ST
...
3.7
Amstrad CPC
...
3.4
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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 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
X-Out ZX Spectrum Battleship
X-Out ZX Spectrum Start of the game. Its underwater and there's no time to explore - the shooting starts immediately
X-Out Amiga The shop

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1990 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1989 10.2 out of 12 85
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 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
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Atari ST Apr, 1990 67 out of 100 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1990 7.8 out of 12 65
64'er Commodore 64 May, 1990 6 out of 10 60

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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 (136606) and Martin Smith (63067)