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Xybots (ZX Spectrum)

Xybots Screenshots

ZX Spectrum version

Xybots ZX Spectrum Load screen. After this the screen goes black for a while

Load screen. After this the screen goes black for a while

Xybots ZX Spectrum This is the main game screen. Here the player(s) choose their controllers. Controllers for both players must be chosen

This is the main game screen. Here the player(s) choose their controllers. Controllers for both players must be chosen

Xybots ZX Spectrum When both controllers have been selected the game commences. If only one player presses start this effectively remains a 1 player game

When both controllers have been selected the game commences. If only one player presses start this effectively remains a 1 player game

Xybots ZX Spectrum Player 1 has started. In the upper centre of the screen is a map of the current level. Lower left is Major Rock Hardy's view of the world and a Xybot coming for him.

Player 1 has started. In the upper centre of the screen is a map of the current level. Lower left is Major Rock Hardy's view of the world and a Xybot coming for him.

Xybots ZX Spectrum The four dots in the map are coins that can be collected by walking into / over them. Here's Rock at the first corner with a coin visible round the corner

The four dots in the map are coins that can be collected by walking into / over them. Here's Rock at the first corner with a coin visible round the corner

Xybots ZX Spectrum Here's Rock round the second corner and there's two Xybots

Here's Rock round the second corner and there's two Xybots

Xybots ZX Spectrum The first Xybot has been shot and a coin appears from the shrapnel

The first Xybot has been shot and a coin appears from the shrapnel

Xybots ZX Spectrum The black spot ahead is a teleport and indicates the end of level 1

The black spot ahead is a teleport and indicates the end of level 1

Xybots ZX Spectrum Rock teleports

Rock teleports

Xybots ZX Spectrum Completion of the level gives some new abilities

Completion of the level gives some new abilities

Xybots ZX Spectrum The start of level 2 and another coin to collect

The start of level 2 and another coin to collect

Xybots ZX Spectrum A handy sign indicates danger is around the corner to the left

A handy sign indicates danger is around the corner to the left

Xybots ZX Spectrum Well with no other option Rock makes a dash down the corridor and is vapourised before getting half way

Well with no other option Rock makes a dash down the corridor and is vapourised before getting half way

Xybots ZX Spectrum The two player game. Both players show on the map as white arrows. Rock, is in front which is why Ace does not show on the blue screen

The two player game. Both players show on the map as white arrows. Rock, is in front which is why Ace does not show on the blue screen

Xybots ZX Spectrum Ace has gone one ahead round the corner

Ace has gone one ahead round the corner

Xybots ZX Spectrum Both together now. There's a key up ahead to be collected

Both together now. There's a key up ahead to be collected

Xybots ZX Spectrum Rock has died but Ace is still fighting on

Rock has died but Ace is still fighting on

Xybots ZX Spectrum When the game is over the player is returned to this screen

When the game is over the player is returned to this screen