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Xenos. The very name strikes fear into every colonist's heart. A distress call is received from space stations orbiting your homeworld, then silence. A single ship escapes, piloted by a battered man who tells the tale of pods that hatch into acid-spitting Xenos. A small band of engineers has been dispatched to combat the Xeno threat before it takes over all the space stations and, eventually, your homeworld.

Xenophobe is a side-scrolling shooter with platform elements. Assemble your band of engineers and fight the Xenos on each station, striving to either clear it or abandon it. You start out with a standard issue laser, but can pick up additional weapons as you find them, including Phasers, Lightning Rifles, Poofer guns, and bombs.


Xenophobe Lynx Crawlers can attach themselves to you and drain your health until you jump to shake them off
Xenophobe Lynx Arriving at the first infested station
Xenophobe Lynx Do NOT stand up next to tentacles coming from the ceiling
Xenophobe Lynx An advanced alien throws rocks at you, which dislodges your gun.  At the same time, a bomb manufacturing machine is going crazy.  Get out of there!

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User Reviews

Proof that coin-op conversions can be just as fun as the original, regardless of resolution. Trixter (9125) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Raze Feb, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Defunct Games Dec 11, 2005 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Génération 4 Jan, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1990 24 out of 40 60
Power Play Feb, 1991 56 out of 100 56


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Trixter (9125) added Xenophobe (Lynx) on Jan 25, 2003
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