Glossary

Xenophobe

Xenophobe

Release date: 1987

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Nintendo Nes, Amstrad CPC, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Bally MidwayAtari Corporation, Sunsoft, MicroStyle

Xenophobe is a video game developed Bally Midway and released in arcades in 1987. Starbases, moons, ships, and space cities are infested with aliens, and the players have to kill the aliens before each is completely overrun. The screen is split into three horizontally-scrolling windows, one for each of up to three players, yet all players are in the same game world.

Xenomorph

Xenomorph

Release date: 1990

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64

Publishers: Pandora

Xenomorph is a 1990 video game developed and published by Pandora for DOS, Amiga, Atari ST and Commodore 64.

Xenon

Xenon

Release date: 1988

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Windows, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Melbourne House

Xenon is a 1988 vertical scrolling shooter video game, the first developed by The Bitmap Brothers, and published by Melbourne House which was then owned by Mastertronic. It was featured as a play-by-phone game on the Saturday-morning kids' show Get Fresh.Xenon was followed in 1989 by Xenon 2: Megablast.

X-Out

X-Out

Release date: 1989

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers:

X-Out is a horizontally scrolling shooter with eight levels set underwater. It was released by Rainbow Arts in 1989 for the Commodore 64, and in 1990 for the Amiga, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, and Amstrad CPC.

Xybots

Xybots

Release date: 1987

Genres: Arcade, Shooter

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Atari Games

Xybots is a 1987 third-person shooter arcade game by Atari Games. In Xybots, up to two players control "Major Rock Hardy" and "Captain Ace Gunn", who must travel through a 3D maze and fight against a series of robots known as the Xybots whose mission is to destroy all mankind. The game features a split screen display showing the gameplay on the bottom half of the screen and information on player status and the current level on the top half. Designed by Ed Logg, it was originally conceived as a s…

Xain'd Sleena

Xain'd Sleena

Release date: 1986

Genres: Platform, Shooter

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Technos, Taito, Memetron

Xain'd Sleena (ザインドスリーナ) is a two genre Platformer and side-scrolling arcade video game produced by Technos in 1986. It was licensed for release outside of Japan by Taito. In the USA, the game was published by Memetron, and the game was renamed to Solar Warrior. The European home computer ports renamed the game to Soldier of Light.

XOR

XOR

Release date: 1987

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers: Logotron

XOR is a computer puzzle game created by Astral Software and published by Logotron in 1987 for a range of platforms including the Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum. XOR is a pure puzzle game with no random or arcade elements, as summed up by the blurb on Logotron's original advertising campaign: There are no random events in XOR's labyrinthine palace, and there is no premium on hand–eye coordination. You have all the time in the world to work…

Xeno

Xeno

Release date: 1986

Genres: Action

Platforms: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers: A'n'F Software

Xeno is a 1986 video game for the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64 in which players take turns attempting to knock a ball between two goal posts.

X-Men: Madness in Murderworld

X-Men: Madness in Murderworld

Release date: 1989

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Amiga, Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64

Publishers: Paragon Software

X-Men: Madness in Murderworld is a video game for MS-DOS, Commodore 64, and Amiga systems, which was developed and published by Paragon Software in 1989.The following year, Paragon released a sequel, X-Men II: The Fall of the Mutants.

Xyphus

Xyphus

Release date: 1984

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Apple Mac, Commodore 64

Publishers: Penguin Software

Xyphus is a role-playing video game first released in 1984. The game was designed by Skip Waller and Dave Albert, with a Macintosh version by Bob Hardy, for Penguin Software. It was the first RPG on Macintosh. It had upgraded graphics and a mouse friendly user-interface. Xyphus is pronounced, Eks-see-foose, and is the Greek word for sword.