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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.

Screenshots

X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 4 - This time with no enemies, maybe the designers got bored.
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 4 - Trust me, it's a new stage even though it looks exactly like stage 3.
X-Out Atari ST Here we come!
X-Out ZX Spectrum boss

Promo Images

X-Out Magazine Advertisement Page 62
X-Out Magazine Advertisement
X-Out Magazine Advertisement

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1990 939 out of 1000 94
Zero Amiga Jan, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Computing Amiga Apr, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Joystick (French) Amiga Jan, 1990 85 out of 100 85
The One Amiga Jan, 1990 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Jan, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Australian Commodore and Amiga Review Amiga Jun, 1990 69 out of 100 69
Power Play Atari ST Apr, 1990 67 out of 100 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1990 7.8 out of 12 65

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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 (3120), Kabushi (257509) and Martin Smith (78234)
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