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Xenophobe

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Description

Xenos. The very name strikes fear into every colonist's heart. A distress call is received from space stations orbiting your homeworld, then silence. A single ship escapes, piloted by a battered man who tells the tale of pods that hatch into acid-spitting Xenos. A small band of engineers has been dispatched to combat the Xeno threat before it takes over all the space stations and, eventually, your homeworld.

Xenophobe is a side-scrolling shooter with platform elements. Assemble your band of engineers and fight the Xenos on each station, striving to either clear it or abandon it. You start out with a standard issue laser, but can pick up additional weapons as you find them, including Phasers, Lightning Rifles, Poofer guns, and bombs.


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Xenophobe ZX Spectrum The action keys are non standard. I managed to get her sitting up but could not get her to stand, so she explored the station while sitting down
Xenophobe ZX Spectrum While on the ground she can still shoot. That's a tentacle that's going splat. Also the energy leeches ignore her when she's on the ground
Xenophobe Commodore 64 The large aliens take many, many shots
Xenophobe NES Mission begins

User Reviews

Proof that coin-op conversions can be just as fun as the original, regardless of resolution. Lynx Trixter (8734)
A poor attempt at every level NES Patrick Connors (4)

The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Jan, 1991 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Commodore User Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 70 out of 100 70
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Lynx Feb, 1991 56 out of 100 56
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 6.2 out of 12 52
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 492 out of 1000 49
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 40 out of 100 40
The Video Game Critic Atari 7800 May 07, 2003 F 0

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