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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 ZX Spectrum The next room. She's lost her gun but luckily there's one or two lying around. There's just over 2 minutes to complete the mission.
Xenophobe ZX Spectrum Before the game can start the player must select the character they will play as. This lot is screen / team two
Xenophobe ZX Spectrum They've woken up. One is crawling off to the left. The other one has found the exterminator
Xenophobe ZX Spectrum As the station is explored items can be picked up, here its a key

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The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Your Sinclair Dec, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1989 61 out of 100 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1989 6.2 out of 12 52


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Martin Smith (66812) added Xenophobe (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 29, 2005
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