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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 NES Mission begins
Xenophobe Arcade Another corridor full of aliens.
Xenophobe Amiga Just arriving
Xenophobe Atari 7800 After clearing the level, you set self-destruct and get away

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Alternate Titles

  • "Xenophobe: Exterminate the Aliens" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Proof that coin-op conversions can be just as fun as the original, regardless of resolution. Lynx Trixter (9115)
A poor attempt at every level NES Patrick Connors (4)

Critic Reviews

Crash! ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Zero Atari ST Dec, 1989 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 61 out of 100 61
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Dec, 1989 60 out of 100 60
Power Play Lynx Feb, 1991 56 out of 100 56
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 6.2 out of 12 52
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 40 out of 100 40


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