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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 You can play the game until all characters are exhausted
Xenophobe Lynx Leaving a base (cleared or not) shows you how you did
Xenophobe NES Title screen
Xenophobe Atari ST Title screen

User Reviews

Proof that coin-op conversions can be just as fun as the original, regardless of resolution. Lynx Trixter (8740)
A poor attempt at every level NES Patrick Connors (4)

The Press Says

Defunct Games Lynx Dec 11, 2005 89 out of 100 89
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
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 61 out of 100 61
All Game Guide NES 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Lynx Feb, 1991 56 out of 100 56
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 492 out of 1000 49
The Video Game Critic Atari 7800 May 07, 2003 F 0


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