Abandonware DOS title

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).
Xenon 2: Megablast screenshot
xenon2-4.jpg - DOS
xenon2-1.jpg - DOS
xenon2-2.jpg - DOS
xenon2-3.jpg - DOS
xenon2-5.jpg - DOS
xenon2-splash.jpg - DOS
Genres:
platforms:
released in:
publisher:
developer:
themes:
graphics:
Game modes:
single-player, hotseat
abandonware
what is abandonware?
Rate this game!
4.18 / 5.00 (124 votes)

Share your love for this game

Xenon 2: Megablast downloads

Do you have trouble running this game on Windows? Read this guide.

Main executable game file: xenon2/xenon2.exe.

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

Xenon 2: Megablast review

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"

Video

Video courtesy of Squakenet.com.

Additional info about Xenon 2: Megablast

Status: abandonware
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
Abandonware DOS views: 22129
Series: Xenon 2: Megablast is part of the Xenon series.

Comments

  • AliBengali 10/03/2017 23:44
    The Soundtrack! This game is a real jewel. Its a pleasure to play it on Amiga/PC.
Write a comment
Have you ever played Xenon 2: Megablast? Did you like it? Did you hate it? Write something about it: share your experience, give us hints on how to properly run this game or simply say how much you loved it.