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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 ZX Spectrum Before the game can start the player must select the character they will play as. This lot is screen / team two
Xenophobe Atari 7800 Player one explores the Xeno filled ship
Xenophobe Atari 7800 Atari logo
Xenophobe Atari ST Crouching and attacking...

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) 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
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Jan, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Zero Atari ST Dec, 1989 67 out of 100 67
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Dec, 1989 61 out of 100 61
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 61 out of 100 61
Power Play Lynx Feb, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 40 out of 100 40


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