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Description

X-Out is a horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up. Unlike most comparable games (e.g. R-Type), the game is not set in outer space or even in the air - instead, the fight between good and evil is underwater.

Through five levels, the player has to shoot countless enemies, complete with the obligatory mid-level and end-level bosses. After having completed a level, the player gets to purchase new weapons; instead of simply buying upgrades, it is possible to customize the ship by placing new weapons anywhere on it.

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X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 6 - The little walker enemies are surprisingly well programmed.
X-Out Commodore 64 ... which turns into an even unhappier angry green, um, thing.
X-Out Atari ST Here we come!
X-Out Amiga Introduction [1]

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Critic Reviews

Your Commodore Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Commodore User Amiga Jan, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1990 7.8 out of 12 65
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Mar, 1993 60 out of 100 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1990 6.8 out of 12 57
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Jul, 1990 470 out of 1000 47

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Trivia

Graphics

Some of the graphics were re-used from an unreleased coin-op game by Rainbow Arts.

Soundtrack

The working title of this game was Medusa. The TFMX soundtrack by Chris Hülsbeck spread through the Amiga community in the early 90's, usually still under the name Medusa.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #3 Best Action Game in 1990
  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Shoot-'em-ups (Check 'em out)

Contributed to by EboMike (3135), Kabushi (211144) and Martin Smith (66869)