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Atari 7800
ZX Spectrum
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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 NES Jumpy Aliens
Xenophobe Lynx ROM initialization screen
Xenophobe NES Title screen
Xenophobe Lynx I haven't encountered anything living that large in the game... yet.

User Reviews

Proof that coin-op conversions can be just as fun as the original, regardless of resolution. Lynx Trixter (8713)
A poor attempt at every level NES Patrick Connors (4)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Jan, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 76 out of 100 76
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Jan, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Génération 4 Lynx Jan, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Zero Atari ST Dec, 1989 67 out of 100 67
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 61 out of 100 61
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
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1989 585 out of 1000 58


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