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Xenophobe

Critic Score User Score
Arcade
...
2.9
Atari 2600
...
2.5
Atari 7800
...
1.6
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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 ZX Spectrum ... the game's main menu. The description of the currently selected option revolves and becomes very hard to read.
Xenophobe Arcade Looks painful.
Xenophobe Lynx Leaving a base (cleared or not) shows you how you did
Xenophobe ZX Spectrum There are some really big nasty things around.

User Reviews

Proof that coin-op conversions can be just as fun as the original, regardless of resolution. Lynx Trixter (8724)
A poor attempt at every level NES Patrick Connors (4)

Critic Reviews

Raze Lynx Feb, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Defunct Games Lynx Dec 11, 2005 89 out of 100 89
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 76 out of 100 76
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1989 72 out of 100 72
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Dec, 1989 60 out of 100 60
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1989 585 out of 1000 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 6.2 out of 12 52
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 492 out of 1000 49

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