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- Xiphos -

There have been plenty of space shooter around of which I remember wing commander and elite the most. While wing commander is action based with a nice plot, elite has a vast world to discover and it allows you to trade and mine if your not into too much action. Xiphos is a straight shooter with a some thin plot about a computer that has gone haywire and you have to travel to the core and destroy it.

Travelling in space is a somewhat tedious affair because as the name suggest there isn't much there except empty space. Ofcourse being an action game there are plenty of enemies prowling around so at least you won't have to get bored by all that blackness. You can dogfight enemies with your trusty lasercannon which you can upgrade later as well as get new armor for you ship. Sadly though you cannot change vessels so you are stuck with the same one for the entire game. You can roam the galaxy freely which is a good thing but sadly the gameplay is limited to fighting enemy ships and there is no trading to broaden the scope of the game.

Xiphos is one of the many space shooters and altough it wasn't bad at the time the options that are available in the game simply don't last for ages. Without any proper things to do like trading and stuff you are left with a basic shooter which is ok if you like that sort of thing but the game fails to hold my interest for too long. Give it a go if you like space shooters though.

Overal rating: 6/10

Erde Kaiser




This game was released for three different systems here are some notes:
Amiga Released in 1990.
Game has been tested but not completed with winUAE v0.9.91.
Loading is somewhat slow. This is the original version.
DOS Released in 1990.
Game has been tested but not completed on a DOS PC.
Does not work on my windows system probably because of the semi high-resolution.
Others This version is not available.
Atari ST released in 1990.

Date added Aug-26-2005 20:32
Name Xiphos
Developer Electronic zoo
Publisher Electronic zoo
First released 1990
Genre Action
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Download Commodore Amiga, filesize: 674 Kb
MS-DOS, filesize: 374 Kb
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Manual Download manual , filesize: 19 Kb
This is the same as the text manual.
Solve / Docs No solve available
Get text manual here
 

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