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Description

Like its predecessor X-Out, Z-Out is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up. A horde of largely-organic enemies threaten the safety of your planet, and they must be destroyed over the course of six levels.There are power-ups available, but the game is less centered around these than some are.

Whilst some shoot 'em ups are much easier with a second player, Z-Out takes design steps to legislate against this. In a 2-player game, most power-ups are unavailable, and even those which are only come into effect on level 3. Another variation is that the 1-player mode uses restart points, but the 2-player mode does not, so as to keep both players in the same place.

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Z-Out Atari ST A lizard and a fish
Z-Out Atari ST Watch what that thing shoots at you
Z-Out Atari ST Power ups are limited in 2 player games
Z-Out Atari ST Got to wit for a gap here

Alternate Titles

  • "Wargate" -- Working title

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Amiga Format Amiga Feb, 1991 90 out of 100 90
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jan, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 74 out of 100 74
ST Format Atari ST Nov, 1991 53 out of 100 53
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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