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Xenophobe

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 7800
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1.5
Atari ST
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2.8
ZX Spectrum
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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 Lynx If the situation is hopeless, you can issue a self-destruct
Xenophobe Lynx Arriving at the first infested station
Xenophobe ZX Spectrum This is the screen the game displays as it loads
Xenophobe Atari 2600 Watch out for the alien tentacle!

User Reviews

Proof that coin-op conversions can be just as fun as the original, regardless of resolution. Lynx Trixter (8743)
A poor attempt at every level NES Patrick Connors (4)

The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Jan, 1991 79 out of 100 79
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
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Lynx Feb, 1991 56 out of 100 56
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 492 out of 1000 49
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1989 31 out of 100 31
The Video Game Critic Atari 7800 May 07, 2003 F 0

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Contributed to by Trixter (8743), PCGamer77 (3028), FatherJack (19304), RKL (5614), Martin Smith (63197), ZZip (798), Demian Katz (2075), Servo (55896) and Игги Друге (38168)