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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 Atari ST Here we come!
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 8 - An intermediate boss, haven't had one of those since stage 2.
X-Out ZX Spectrum Battleship
X-Out Amiga Title screen

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1990 939 out of 1000 94
Amiga Mania Amiga Feb, 1992 94 out of 100 94
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jan, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 84 out of 100 84
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
Australian Commodore and Amiga Review Amiga Jun, 1990 69 out of 100 69

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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 (3005), Kabushi (161417) and Martin Smith (62934)