Xenophobe

Critic Score User Score
ZX Spectrum
...
2.0
Atari ST
53
2.8
Atari 7800
...
1.6
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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 ZX Spectrum This is some kind of energy leech. It has attached itself to the exterminator and is draining health, the health counter on the left has started to decrease.
Xenophobe Atari 2600 Watch out for aliens!
Xenophobe NES Close Combat
Xenophobe Atari 7800 Atari logo

User Reviews

Proof that coin-op conversions can be just as fun as the original, regardless of resolution. Lynx Trixter (8726)
A poor attempt at every level NES Patrick Connors (4)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 76 out of 100 76
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Génération 4 Lynx Jan, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Games Preview Commodore 64 Aug, 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) Amiga Dec, 1989 61 out of 100 61
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 492 out of 1000 49

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