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6th Oct '14 11:13:29 AM rexpensive
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''Xenon'' is a 1988 computer and coin-op game, created by The Creator/BitmapBrothers and published by Creator/MelbourneHouse. Development began on the AtariST, followed by conversions to several platforms, including the {{Amiga}}, {{MSX}}, and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum.
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''Xenon'' is a 1988 computer and coin-op game, created by The Creator/BitmapBrothers and published by Creator/MelbourneHouse. Development began on the AtariST, UsefulNotes/AtariST, followed by conversions to several platforms, including the {{Amiga}}, {{MSX}}, UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, UsefulNotes/{{MSX}}, and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum.
27th Sep '14 4:25:06 PM john_e
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* CheatCode -- on the Spectrum, pausing and holding down the keys TINY results in the message "Greetings from the mad axeman. You now have an invincible ship."
8th Aug '14 8:29:01 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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''Xenon'' is a 1988 computer and coin-op game, created by The Creator/BitmapBrothers and published by Creator/MelbourneHouse. Development began on the AtariST, followed by conversions to several platforms, including the {{Amiga}}, {{MSX}}, and ZXSpectrum.
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''Xenon'' is a 1988 computer and coin-op game, created by The Creator/BitmapBrothers and published by Creator/MelbourneHouse. Development began on the AtariST, followed by conversions to several platforms, including the {{Amiga}}, {{MSX}}, and ZXSpectrum. UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum.
21st May '14 3:24:05 PM Prfnoff
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* TemporaryInvincibility -- The "A" (Armour) power-up makes you invincible for 15 seconds.
4th Aug '13 5:20:16 AM Thexder
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''Xenon'' is a 1988 vertical scrolling shooter computer game, developed and published by The Bitmap Brothers. It featured as a play-by-phone game on Saturday-morning kids' show ''Get Fresh''. The player assumes the role of Darrian, a future space pilot called into action by a mayday report from his superior on a nebula space station. As of late, the colonies of mankind have been under attack by mysterious and violent aliens called the Xenites and it is finally time for Darrian to engage them. The game's story was only revealed in the game's instruction book. Unlike most scrolling shooters, the player can move in any direction instead of straight up. The player craft has two modes, a flying plane and a ground tank. The transition between crafts can be initiated at almost any time during play (except during the mid- and end-of-level boss sections, as well as certain levels where a certain mode is forced) and the mode chosen depends on the nature of the threat the player faces. Destroying some enemies released power-ups the player could catch to enhance their ship. NeedsWikiMagicLove. ----
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''Xenon'' is a 1988 vertical scrolling shooter computer and coin-op game, developed created by The Creator/BitmapBrothers and published by The Bitmap Brothers. It featured as a play-by-phone game Creator/MelbourneHouse. Development began on Saturday-morning kids' show ''Get Fresh''. the AtariST, followed by conversions to several platforms, including the {{Amiga}}, {{MSX}}, and ZXSpectrum. The player assumes the role of Darrian, a future space pilot an ace starpilot called into action by a mayday report from his superior on a nebula space station. As of late, the colonies of mankind have been signal. A Federation captain is under attack by mysterious the alien Xenites, and violent aliens called the Xenites and it is finally time for Darrian to engage them. The game's story was is the only revealed other fighter in the game's instruction book. Unlike most scrolling shooters, sector. [[ItsUpToYou It's up to him]] to clear a path through the player can move in any direction instead of straight up. Xenite armada singlehandedly. The player craft has two modes, a [[CoolPlane flying plane plane]] and a [[TankGoodness ground tank. The transition tank]]. It can transform between crafts can be initiated them at almost any time during play (except during the mid- and end-of-level boss sections, when fighting a boss, as well as certain levels where a certain single mode is forced) and the forced). The mode chosen depends on the nature of the threat the player faces. Destroying some enemies released power-ups faces. Unlike most {{Vertical Scrolling Shooter}}s, the player could catch can move in any direction instead of only straight up. ''Xenon'' was a bestseller, and even featured as a play-by-phone game on Saturday morning kids' show ''Get Fresh''. However, the sequel ''VideoGame/Xenon2Megablast'' would go on to enhance their ship. NeedsWikiMagicLove. ----[[SequelDisplacement eclipse it]].

* AllThereInTheManual: If you want to know the storyline, you'll have to read the manual. * NintendoHard: Make no mistake, this game is hard to beat. * TankGoodness: The player craft can be a ground tank.
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* AllThereInTheManual: If you want to know AllThereInTheManual -- The game's story was only revealed in the storyline, you'll have instruction book. * AttackItsWeakPoint -- Your task in {{Boss Battle}}s. * CollisionDamage -- Hitting enemies will drain your shields. Hitting a boss is fatal. * CreatorCameo -- Captain Xod is Bitmap Brother Eric Matthews (digitally altered to read give himself a cooler haircut). * MiniBoss -- There's a "Sentinel" halfway through each level, and a larger one at the manual. end. * NintendoHard: NintendoHard -- Make no mistake, this game is hard to beat. * TankGoodness: PowerUp -- Destroyed enemies sometimes drop these. * ShoutOut -- The player craft can be heroic admiral who foiled an [[BugWar extraterrestrial spider invasion]] is named [[Music/DavidBowie Ziggy S]]. * SpaceCadetAcademy -- The [[GratuitousFrench Panterran Ecole d'Espace]] (abbreviated "P.E.d'E." to thwart FunWithAcronyms). * SuicideAttack -- Some of the Xenite ships exclusively employ these. * WorkingTitle -- ''Kelly X'', after Bitmap Brother Steve Kelly. The title was changed when an incomplete Atari ST version leaked from Mastertronic (the publisher's parent company). ** A year later, for reasons unknown, Mastertronic used the title ''Kelly X'' for an unrelated ST/Amiga space shooter by a ground tank.different developer. A disclaimer on the box alluded to the Brothers' home base: ---> ''All characters and locations featured in this production are entirely fictitious and do not refer to anyone living, dead or working in Wapping.''
27th Apr '13 1:36:38 AM Sheora
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4th Mar '13 5:35:31 PM TiggersAreGreat
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* AllThereInTheManual: If you want to know the storyline, you'll have to read the manual. * NintendoHard: Make no mistake, this game is hard to beat. * TankGoodness: The player craft can be a ground tank. ----
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