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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 Commodore 64 Main menu
Xenophobe Atari ST Crouching and attacking...
Xenophobe ZX Spectrum ... the game's main menu. The description of the currently selected option revolves and becomes very hard to read.
Xenophobe Lynx ...and some of the new ones created for the Lynx version.  Characters differ in appearance only.

User Reviews

Proof that coin-op conversions can be just as fun as the original, regardless of resolution. Lynx Trixter (8711)
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) Amiga Dec, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Génération 4 Lynx Jan, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Zzap! Amiga Dec, 1989 62 out of 100 62
All Game Guide NES 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Lynx Feb, 1991 56 out of 100 56
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 492 out of 1000 49
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 5.6 out of 12 47


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