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Xybots is a sci-fi shooter with pseudo-3D environments explored from a third-person perspective. The game can be played by one or two players; the two-player mode takes place on a split screen. The hero(es) must move through a series of Gauntlet-style underground mazes, killing the bad guys and collecting health and other bonuses from flying saucers. It's designed to be played co-operatively, although bullets from one player can harm the other.

The Xybots are out to stop the protagonists, and many have advanced attack patterns as well as bullets to fire at them. Being able to view round corners is useful, allowing the player to plan a strategy - often it's good to send one player forward and let the other play the waiting game, similarly to the tactics often employed in Gauntlet.


Xybots Amstrad CPC Here is what I can get,
Xybots Amstrad CPC Title screen and each player needs to press fire to begin.
Xybots Amstrad CPC This is the exit.
Xybots Amstrad CPC Starting level 1 as Ace.

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The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1989 82 out of 100 82
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1989 547 out of 1000 55


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Xybots appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #99 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #3 Best Arcade Port in 1989

B.L. Stryker (23422) added Xybots (Amstrad CPC) on May 20, 2006
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