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MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
3.4
Atari ST
...
3.7
Commodore 64
73
3.7
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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 And your craft takes off for its mission!
X-Out Atari ST The brave space, er, water pilot
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 Amstrad CPC Fitting out your ship

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1990 939 out of 1000 94
Amiga Mania Amiga Feb, 1992 94 out of 100 94
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Jan, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1990 90 out of 100 90
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Joystick (French) Amiga Jan, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1990 9.75 out of 12 81
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1990 78 out of 100 78

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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 (131397) and Martin Smith (63054)