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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.


X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 6 Boss - Some sort of giant green angry guinea pig...
X-Out Commodore 64 And with a everything destroyed it's time to leave the planet...
X-Out Amiga Introduction [2]
X-Out Commodore 64 Stage 5 Boss - Relentlessly crushes you against the border of the screen.

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X-Out Magazine Advertisement Page 62
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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
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Feb, 1990 90 out of 100 90 Amiga Jan, 2004 9 out of 10 90
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Amiga Dec 22, 2020 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Atari ST Apr, 1990 67 out of 100 67
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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Some of the graphics were re-used from an unreleased coin-op game by Rainbow Arts.


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.


  • 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)

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