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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 Lynx Crawlers can attach themselves to you and drain your health until you jump to shake them off
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
Xenophobe Atari 2600 Beginning a new game...
Xenophobe Arcade Keep blasting.

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User Reviews

Proof that coin-op conversions can be just as fun as the original, regardless of resolution. Lynx Trixter (8781)
A poor attempt at every level NES Patrick Connors (4)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Jan, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Génération 4 Lynx Jan, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Dec, 1989 61 out of 100 61
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1989 585 out of 1000 58
Power Play Lynx Feb, 1991 56 out of 100 56
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 6.2 out of 12 52
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 40 out of 100 40
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1989 31 out of 100 31


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