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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 Amiga Stage 1
X-Out ZX Spectrum Game load screen
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 2 Boss - there's no indication of where to shoot it.
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 7 - I don't remember why I kept this screenshot, probably because the player is visible.

Promo Images

X-Out Magazine Advertisement Page 62

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Critic Reviews

Zero Amiga Jan, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Feb, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jan, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 84 out of 100 84
The One Amiga Jan, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Jan, 2004 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1990 7.8 out of 12 65
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 (3128), Kabushi (229961) and Martin Smith (66827)