X-Out (ZX Spectrum)

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X-Out is a horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up. Unlike most comparable games (e.g. R-Type), the game is not set in outer space or even in the air - instead, the fight between good and evil is underwater.

Through five levels, the player has to shoot countless enemies, complete with the obligatory mid-level and end-level bosses. After having completed a level, the player gets to purchase new weapons; instead of simply buying upgrades, it is possible to customize the ship by placing new weapons anywhere on it.


X-Out ZX Spectrum Deeper into the tunnel and under fire.
X-Out ZX Spectrum Second boss
X-Out ZX Spectrum boss
X-Out ZX Spectrum Enemy soldiers

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Sinclair User Feb, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Your Spectrum Mar, 1990 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1990 9.75 out of 12 81


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Some of the graphics were re-used from an unreleased coin-op game by Rainbow Arts.


The working title of this game was Medusa. The TFMX soundtrack by Chris Hülsbeck spread through the Amiga community in the early 90's, usually still under the name Medusa.


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #3 Best Action Game in 1990
  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Shoot-'em-ups (Check 'em out)

Martin Smith (63029) added X-Out (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 01, 2004
Other platforms contributed by EboMike (3005) and Kabushi (144023)