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Xenon 2: Megablast

Xenon 2: Megablast is a classic shoot'em up developed by Bitmap Brothers and released by Image Works in 1990 for DOS and for a plethora of other systems. Xenon was good, Xenon 2 was far better. Compared to today standards Xenon 2 is perhaps a mediocre shoot 'em up, but at the time every shooter fan loved it. Plus, it was developed by Bitmap Brothers (you can recognize the Bitmap Brothers graphics style just looking at the screenshots).

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Main executable file (run this to play the game): xenon2/xenon2.exe

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Xenon 2: Megablast reviews

Zero Magazine - "On the gameplay side, Xenon 2 has managed to skirt the trap other shoot 'em ups have falle foul of - that is concentrating too much on difficulty. Xenon 2 is geared more towards playability. Instead of throwing you back to the beginning of the level on dying, you start from roughly where you died. Plus, there's the credit and energy bar system to prolong your game whilst increasing its lasting appeal and addictiveness.
If points were only to be scored for originality here, then Xenon II might not fare so well - but that isn't really the case. It's implementation that's the name of the game, and what we have here, implementationally speaking (I can't find that one in my dictionary. Ed), is a game that delivers a technical knockout to all the other contenders in the shoot 'em up genre. With its fab graphics, parrallax scrolling, slick power-up routines and instant addictive¬ ness, it's basically the bees knees.
'Bees knees' - now there's a stup"

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Additional info about Xenon 2: Megablast

Input: keyboard

Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk

Also published for: Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, Game Boy, Genesis, Jaguar, SEGA Master System

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Comments

  • AliBengali - 10/03/2017 23:44
    The Soundtrack! This game is a real jewel. Its a pleasure to play it on Amiga/PC.
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