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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.


Xenophobe Atari 7800 Argh, I've been knocked down!
Xenophobe ZX Spectrum This room was reasonably safe last time she was in here. Where'd that tentacle come from!
Xenophobe Atari 7800 You're on to the next station
Xenophobe ZX Spectrum Less that 2 minutes, she's standing and that causes the 'push button' message to appear. It was not there while she was seated

User Reviews

Proof that coin-op conversions can be just as fun as the original, regardless of resolution. Lynx Trixter (8712)
A poor attempt at every level NES Patrick Connors (4)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Jan, 1990 72 out of 100 72
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1989 72 out of 100 72
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Commodore User Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 70 out of 100 70
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 60 out of 100 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Sep, 1990 24 out of 40 60
Power Play Lynx Feb, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1989 31 out of 100 31


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