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Xtron (Atari ST)

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Xtron is a Space Invaders game, and mixed are some elements from Galaxian.

The player's ship is bound to the lower border and is able to move left and right. At the beginning of each level, all alien ships are approaching the screen in different formations, already firing at the player before they settle to their position on the top of the screen and start single attacks to below.

After every two stages new alien types are appearing. There are no extra weapons and the player ship is limited to very few projectiles at the same time. The background is a scrolling starfield, the user interface is only an optical gimmick beside display of points and players lives.


Xtron Atari ST These formations also coming from the lower border -- you have to learn which formation is approaching at what point if you do not want to instantly lose a life at the stage start
Xtron Atari ST Title picture
Xtron Atari ST The first ship is starting a single attack. All other are animated
Xtron Atari ST Is this an Amiga cross-reference?

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Alternate Titles

  • "Swooper" -- UK title

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Jo ST (24071) added Xtron (Atari ST) on May 14, 2014