• Publisher: Rainbow Arts
• Developer:
Rainbow Arts
Release Date: 1989
Code: Jörg Prenzing
GFX: Andreas Escher
Music: Michael Hendriks

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 82%
Our Game Rating: 85%


FILE: xoutend.zip


> X-OUT by Rainbow Arts

Completed by Rio Baan
• Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Many thanks to Rio Baan for sending in the game ending to this cracking little SHEMUP game by Rainbow Arts...

The ending starts with this superb picture: there's animated stars in the background

Cue the credits!

Finally, The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED? Rio has finished the game before without cheating, but he didn't have time to play it through just to get to the ending for this page... so he cheated!

SO WHAT HAPPENS? Well, you eventually get to a large robot which you have to destroy. The first time I got to it I had no idea it was the big-boss. You destroy it anyway and you get to look at a nice picture, scrolling message, and hear a catchy new tune. Then the game ends.


  • Vinny: The end screen is very well drawn and the music is really catchy and beautifully synthesized. I was a bit surprised to get to the end only level after 4-2. I was expecting the game to be longer and harder, but it was not to be.
  • Rio: This is another quality ending from Rainbow Arts, but it's lacking any cinematic finale (like the ending to the Turrican games, or Denaris), so I'm going to have to dock it points for that. The scrolling message is a bit ordinary as well (save for the "Dolby mono" logo which was a nice touch). Even still, X-Out is a great game and the ending is worth playing to the end for.

FINAL SAY: Nearly got a top mark... but not quite...

G.E. RATING: 9 / 10

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