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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 Amiga This boss is very difficult. The shields I have above and below me is a great help though.
Z-Out Atari ST Level 4 using colour cycling for the backdrop
Z-Out Atari ST A pretty butterfly, but I must shoot it
Z-Out Atari ST End of level boss

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
The One Amiga Dec, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Action Amiga Mar, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jan, 1991 83 out of 100 83
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
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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