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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 Amiga Introduction [2]
X-Out Amiga The shop
X-Out Amiga Title screen
X-Out Amiga Stage 1

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Amiga Joker Jan 26, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Zero Jan, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1990 90 out of 100 90 Jan, 2004 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) Jan, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Commodore User Jan, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Zzap! May, 1990 84 out of 100 84
The One Jan, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Format Jan, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Australian Commodore and Amiga Review Jun, 1990 69 out of 100 69


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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)

EboMike (3135) added X-Out (Amiga) on Dec 13, 2003
Other platforms contributed by EboMike (3135), Kabushi (209401) and Martin Smith (66801)