''Fixeight'' is a [[ActionGame run-and-gun]] UsefulNotes/{{arcade game}} made by Toaplan in 1992. It is the SpiritualSequel to ''VideoGame/OutZone''

[[ExcusePlot The plot is rather simple]]: Your character is sent to the alien planet Fortune to destroy it, and with it the Gozzu invasion of our universe.

As a follow-up to ''Out Zone'', Fixeight fixes many of the problems that its predecessor had. The main gimmick of the game are the eight unique characters, each of which have different weapons in their arsenal.

!!'''This game provides the following examples:'''

* AttackDrone: Some characters get this for their attacks.
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: The third boss is what appears to be some kind of ship...which, once it suffers enough damage, gets shot into two by the ''real'' boss's laser cannon.
* BittersweetEnding: While most of the characters get happy endings, some of them do not. Agatha manages to have children, but gets killed by a slum boy. At 25.
* BossArenaUrgency: The fourth boss. The floor will crumble apart in a sequence, and you have to avoid falling into the pits. The good news is that the floor will reappear again shortly.
* BoxedCrook: The player-characters were all imprisoned for various reasons (space piracy, desolating entire planets, wrong side of a political upheaval, etc.). Their jailers, however, decided that the Gozzu were a ''much'' worse threat, and released the prisoners on them.
* BreathWeapon: Vistario's weapon of choice.
* ChargedAttack: One of Vistario's moves. It takes about a second to for him to inhale and charge, and it does a crazy amount of damage when released.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: And how! From one type of player in '' VideoGame/OutZone'', to eight different selectable characters in this game. Even if two of them are just sprite swaps of each other.
* DoppelgangerAttack: Ziguragi has this as his special weapon, which creates three ninja clones that follow him. They aim at enemies and fires rapid shuriken.
* FrickinLaserBeams: R Langelo uses these for his attacks. One of them is a ReflectingLaser.
* HeelFaceTurn: Vistario's ending shows that he was originally a SpacePirate who went around ransacking the galaxy.
* LizardFolk: Vistario.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: One of GX 026's attacks, as well as one of Agatha's attacks.
* MovesetClone: Both Howard Young and Lucy Pamela share the same attacks. The differences are mostly cosmetic.
* {{Ninja}}: H Ziguragi.
* OneWordTitle
* RecursiveAmmo: Agatha's forward shot. She shoots out large rockets that split into a swarm of homing missiles. Problem is that she can't fire very rapidly, and the split won't occur if the initial attack hits a wall before splitting.
* SpreadShot: Most of the characters have some form of this as one of their attacks.
* StalkedByTheBell: Take too long to complete a level and two spikeballs will come up from the bottom of the screen. They can be destroyed, but they will get you unless you are near the top.
* TakingYouWithMe: Some enemies explode into deadly shots when defeated. On the second loop onwards, ALL enemies explode into suicide bullets if destroyed from afar.
* TokenMinority: Cull Horn.
* UnexpectedShmupLevel: You have to ride a hoverbike to fight two of the bosses. Not exactly unexpected, as the game already resembles a ShootEmUp.
* WolfpackBoss: The first boss has you fight against three flying machines, each with one shared-among-them-all attack and one unique attack.