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Atari A to Z (Pete Davison) - 03/07/2022
Today I take on a classic Bitmap Brothers shoot 'em up... or the first level of it, anyway, because it's a lot harder than I remember! Let's Play! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeeqaIxe_oA
IntoTheVerticalBlank - 01/07/2022
The first and best of the Xenon series. Quite possibly the best Atari ST game of this type.
Simon Sunnyboy / Paradize - 01/11/2009
One of my alltime favourite shooters!
It's smooth, playable, has a superb soundtrack and the certain something!

A classic on ST!

Screenshots - Xenon

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Information - Xenon

GenreShoot'em Up! - Vertical ScrollingYear1988
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherMelbourne House
ControlsJoystickDistributorVirgin Mastertronic
Players1, Demo, 2 (alt.)DeveloperBitmap Brothers
ResolutionLowLicensed from-

Kelly, Steve

CountryItaly United Kingdom
Graphic Artist(s)

Montgomery, Mike / Coleman, Mark

Game design

Kelly, Steve

Box / Instructions

Whittaker, David

Sound FX

Whittaker, David

Cover Artist(s)ST TypeST, STe, TT / 0.5MB
Dumpdownload atari Xenon Download / PastiNumber of Disks1 / Single Sided

Additional Comments - Xenon

Other versions with the same title:

Arcadia Software (USA)
16 Blitz Tronix (version [Budget]) (United Kingdom)
Virgin Games (United Kingdom)
16 Blitz Plus (version [Budget]) ()

Distributed in Italy by Leader.

See P. Putnik's site for adapted versions for hardware like HxC Floppy Emulator, Atari harddisk, TT, Falcon030 and more: The Atari ST Game Archive

Disk - Xenon

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Article - Xenon

Bitmap Brothers interview

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Tips - Xenon

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Trivia - Xenon

Working title for the game was Kelly X

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If you locate the file SPEECH.DAT from the game disk, copy it to another disk, and change the suffix to PRG or TOS, you can launch the program and press keys from Q - T to play different speech samples from the game.

Xenon Trivia

Microcomputer Industry Awards: Best Sound 1988

Top UK ST charts position: 2 (5/1988)
Months on charts: 4 between 5/1988 - 8/1988

Book / Magazine Reviews - Xenon

 ST Action · May, 1988Rating: 85 % 

Xenon Atari review 

 ST Format · April, 1991Rating: 70% 

Xenon Atari review 

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