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Like its predecessor X-Out, Z-Out is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up. A horde of largely-organic enemies threaten the safety of your planet, and they must be destroyed over the course of six levels.There are power-ups available, but the game is less centered around these than some are.

Whilst some shoot 'em ups are much easier with a second player, Z-Out takes design steps to legislate against this. In a 2-player game, most power-ups are unavailable, and even those which are only come into effect on level 3. Another variation is that the 1-player mode uses restart points, but the 2-player mode does not, so as to keep both players in the same place.


Z-Out Atari ST Chaos, but with some power-ups
Z-Out Atari ST Oh, the humanity
Z-Out Atari ST Some mounds
Z-Out Atari ST Main credits

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Alternate Titles

  • "Wargate" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Your Amiga Amiga Dec, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Amiga Format Amiga Feb, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Amiga Mar, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Zero Amiga Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 74 out of 100 74
ST Format Atari ST Nov, 1991 53 out of 100 53


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