The sequel to X-Out is quite a different type of game to its predecessor. Gone are the shops and different types of spaceship and it can now be played by two players as well. The game feels a lot like the classic R-Type, especially when you collect the add-ons and power-ups including, in one player mode, a R-Type like drone.

The levels are quite varied with lots of different types of enemies, including a HR Giger inspired one. There is the familiar horizontal scrolling shoot ‘em up stuff here like power-ups, learning the enemies attack patterns and end of level guardians etc. Graphics and sound are both top-notch with a very special 16-bit feel to them. I suppose it could be said that this game lacks originality, but never the less, the gameplay elements are very well implemented here.

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Parent Category: Commodore