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Xybots

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
...
3.1
Lynx
70
3.9
Amiga
80
3.6
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Description

Xybots is a sci-fi shooter with pseudo-3D environments explored from a third-person perspective. The game can be played by one or two players; the two-player mode takes place on a split screen. The hero(es) must move through a series of Gauntlet-style underground mazes, killing the bad guys and collecting health and other bonuses from flying saucers. It's designed to be played co-operatively, although bullets from one player can harm the other.

The Xybots are out to stop the protagonists, and many have advanced attack patterns as well as bullets to fire at them. Being able to view round corners is useful, allowing the player to plan a strategy - often it's good to send one player forward and let the other play the waiting game, similarly to the tactics often employed in Gauntlet.

Screenshots

Xybots Atari ST Level complete
Xybots Arcade Title Screen.
Xybots MSX Playing the game with 2 players.
Xybots ZX Spectrum When the game is over the player is returned to this screen

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The Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1991 92 out of 100 92
The Atari Times Lynx Jun 01, 2005 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Game Zero Lynx Sep, 1992 86 out of 100 86
CU Amiga Amiga Jul, 1989 84 out of 100 84
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Atari ST Aug, 1989 79 out of 100 79
Your Amiga Amiga Sep, 1989 65 out of 100 65
All Game Guide Lynx 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Xybots appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #3 Best Arcade Port in 1989

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