Abandonware DOS title


Xenon is an abandoned vertical scrolling classic shoot'em up developed by Bitmap Brothers and released in 1988 for DOS. It was also published for ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST, C64. Xenon was followed by the much acclaimed Xenon 2: Megablast.
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Main executable game file: xenon/XENON.EXE.

DOS games can't run on Windows. You need a DOS emulator like DOSbox or D-Fend Reloaded. Follow these instructions to run DOS games on Windows 10 or later systems.

Xenon review

Xenon is a retro side-scrolling shoot 'em up game that takes players on a nostalgic journey back to the early days of gaming. Released in the late 1980s, this classic title offers a taste of the early shooters with its simple gameplay, pixelated graphics, and chiptune soundtrack. While it may not match the sophistication of modern games, Xenon 1 still manages to capture the essence of old-school arcade action.

The gameplay of Xenon 1 is straightforward and easy to grasp. Players control a spaceship as they navigate through levels, battling waves of enemies and avoiding obstacles. The controls are responsive, allowing for smooth movements and precise shooting. Power-ups and upgrades are scattered throughout the levels, adding some variety and excitement to the gameplay.

The graphics of Xenon 1, while dated by today's standards, showcase the pixel art aesthetics of the era. The sprites and backgrounds, though lacking in detail, still manage to convey the essence of the game's sci-fi theme. 

Xenon for DOS is a product of its time and lacks some features that have become standard in modern gaming. There are no save points or checkpoints, meaning players must complete each level in one sitting, which can be challenging and frustrating. Additionally, the lack of a compelling storyline or in-depth gameplay mechanics limits the long-term appeal of the game.


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Additional info about Xenon

Status: abandonware

Input: keyboard, joystick

Distributed on: 5,25 floppy disk

Also published for: ZX Spectrum, MSX. Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST, C64

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