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Xenon 2: Megablast (Atari ST)

91
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.7


Critic Reviews

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100
The One for ST Games
The whole thing is nicely topped off with three-layer parallax scrolling and the Bomb The Bass MegaBlast soundtrack. If you haven't got Xenon II in your collection, now is the perfect time to put that situation right.
100
Atari ST User
I found Xenon 2 very difficult due to the large amount of aliens and bullets flying around the screen. Fortunately you can continue from the point at which you died last time, and so get further into the game than you would normally. Beautiful graphics, a catchy sound track and superb effects make this a winner. Rush out and buy it.
95
The Games Machine (UK)
Xenon 2 is a truly awesome sight. A superlative ST shoot-'em-up.
94
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Terrific graphics, sound and gameplay makes this undeniably the best blast of its type on the ST. A definite "must buy".
93
The One
Credits and player messages slide ‘in’ and ‘out’ of the screen against an impressive three dimensional starfield and already the adrenalin is flowing. Then the destruction begins. And how! Xenon II certainly lives up to its subtitle. The Megablast bass-line throbs away and you soon find yourself wasting wave after wave of aliens in time to the beat. The array of weaponry is impressive, offering the flexibility to experiment and develop your own style of play. And best of all, you don‘t lose all your hardware when you die, which means the action never reverts to the realms of unplayability. Xenon II will undoubtedly have the same effect on the games scene as its predecessor did over a year ago.
90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
All in all, Xenon II - Megablast is one of the most accomplished shoot-em-ups you're likely to come across this side of Christmas. Even though there are only five levels, the amount of detail and action in there makes it a stiff challenge. You'd be doing yourself a disservice if you don't give it a least a play test.
90
Raze
[Budget re-release] The real fun is had when you save up loads of money and visit the shop. From here you can purchase some absolutely awesome weaponry, from mines and lasers to Super Nashwam Power which fires all the weapons at once. A sure-fire hit and an absolute must for every 16-bit owner. The best budget game of 1991 - and it's only June.
90
ST Format
[Budget re-release] Also let it be known that if you have not the Xenon 2 in your house at the present, you are indeed an ignoramus and should proceed to the software shop with tenner in hand forthwith. We could wibble on and bore you for weeks about the excellent graphics, the steamy-hot sound, and the distinctly urbane gameplay; but we're not going to. It's a vertical scrolling shoot-'em-up, and that's all you need to know.
90
ST Format
Shoot-'em-ups have been done to death over the years, so it takes a lot to make a good one. Xenon 2 is extremely addictive and exciting, so that even though it might not have any new concepts it's still a great game. Brilliant end-of-level guardians, strap-on weaponry and hordes of aliens are all boosted by superior graphics to make it one of the best vertically-scrolling shoot'em-up's around. It's the same elite class as Blood Money so if you are a shoot-'em-up addict then look no further.
81
Power Play
Die Xenites, eine Rasse von galaktischen Bösewichtern, haben in fünf verschiedenen Zeitabschnitten je eine Bombe versteckt. "Xenon II - Megablast" ist das neue Action-Spektakel vom Programmier-Team "Bitmap Brothers". Euer Auftrag klingt simpel: Ballert alles ab, was sich in irgendeiner Weise bewegt.
80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Mir persönlich hat XENON 2— MEGABLAST wirklich super gefallen, denn IMAGE WORKS hat mit diesem Game wohl eines der edelsten Ballerspiele hingezaubert, das der Atari ST bislang zu Gesicht bekommen hat. Eine rassige Grafik kombiniert mit einem wahren Soundorgie von BOMB THE BASS zeichnen einerseits diesen Tophit aus, wie auf der anderen Seite die vielen haarigen Level mit zahllosen Aliens, sprich Action pur.