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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 Arcade Looks painful.
Xenophobe ZX Spectrum Luckily - when another alien rolls up and knocks her down the energy leech is dislodged. All this before she gets off a shot!
Xenophobe Lynx It pays to explore as much of the station as you can for valuable hardware
Xenophobe ZX Spectrum The next room. She's lost her gun but luckily there's one or two lying around. There's just over 2 minutes to complete the mission.

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User Reviews

Proof that coin-op conversions can be just as fun as the original, regardless of resolution. Lynx Trixter (9114)
A poor attempt at every level NES Patrick Connors (4)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 76 out of 100 76
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Zero Atari ST Dec, 1989 67 out of 100 67
Zzap! Amiga Dec, 1989 62 out of 100 62
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Sep, 1990 24 out of 40 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1989 585 out of 1000 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Oct, 1989 5.6 out of 12 47
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1989 31 out of 100 31


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