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Xenophobe

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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Arcade
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2.5
Commodore 64
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3.2
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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.


Screenshots

Xenophobe Lynx I haven't encountered anything living that large in the game... yet.
Xenophobe ZX Spectrum Our character has landed. Those things on the ground are bad aliens in dormant state
Xenophobe Atari 7800 Argh, I've been knocked down!
Xenophobe NES Close Combat

User Reviews

Proof that coin-op conversions can be just as fun as the original, regardless of resolution. Lynx Trixter (8739)
A poor attempt at every level NES Patrick Connors (4)

The Press Says

Defunct Games Lynx Dec 11, 2005 89 out of 100 89
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
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1989 76 out of 100 76
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Génération 4 Lynx Jan, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 68 out of 100 68
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 492 out of 1000 49
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1989 31 out of 100 31
The Video Game Critic Atari 7800 May 07, 2003 F 0

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Contributed to by Trixter (8739), PCGamer77 (3028), FatherJack (32345), RKL (5614), Martin Smith (63168), ZZip (798), Demian Katz (2075), Servo (55897) and Игги Друге (39981)