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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 Arcade Aliens to blast.
Xenophobe Atari 7800 Even after being hit, you may shoot from a laying position
Xenophobe Atari ST Crouching and attacking...
Xenophobe Atari 7800 Title screen

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User Reviews

Proof that coin-op conversions can be just as fun as the original, regardless of resolution. Lynx Trixter (8777)
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) 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) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Commodore User Amiga Dec, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Games Preview Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 67 out of 100 67
Zero Atari ST Dec, 1989 67 out of 100 67
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 492 out of 1000 49
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 40 out of 100 40 NES Feb, 2014 D 25


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