Xenophobe

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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 Atari 2600 A game in progress
Xenophobe Lynx Leaving a base (cleared or not) shows you how you did
Xenophobe Atari 2600 Watch out for the alien tentacle!
Xenophobe Lynx Some stations put pressure on you to complete your task quickly (note impending impact)

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

Defunct Games Lynx Dec 11, 2005 89 out of 100 89
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 76 out of 100 76
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 61 out of 100 61
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 61 out of 100 61
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Sep, 1990 24 out of 40 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Dec, 1989 60 out of 100 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 6.2 out of 12 52

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