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X-Out

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
3.4
Atari ST
...
...
Amiga
85
3.8
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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 It's lucky I'm well equipped
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 5 Boss - Relentlessly crushes you against the border of the screen.
X-Out Amstrad CPC X-out uses a weak-spot system; here it's his bald head
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 6 - Featuring the evil and near indestructible snails of indestructibleness.

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The Press Says

Your Commodore Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 94 out of 100 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
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1990 75 out of 100 75
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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1990 6.8 out of 12 57
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Jul, 1990 470 out of 1000 47

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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 (130029) and Martin Smith (63048)