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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.


Z-Out Amiga Floating eye-balls on the third level, the crystal caves.
Z-Out Amiga The enemies fly in predefined patterns and formations.
Z-Out Amiga This boss is very difficult. The shields I have above and below me is a great help though.
Z-Out Amiga Fighting a mini-boss in the middle of the stage.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Wargate" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Format Feb, 1991 90 out of 100 90
CU Amiga Dec, 1990 89 out of 100 89
The One Dec, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Zero Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Zzap! Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Games Dec, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Jan, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Joker Nov, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Power May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50


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Martin Smith (76472) added Z-Out (Amiga) on Aug 05, 2006
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