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Xatax  1994

A sidescrolling shooter with power-ups, in the tradition of R-Type. It's the 23rd Century, and alien invaders called Xatax are consuming entire worlds, and mutating themselves as they do. Basically, destroy everything and avoiding getting hit by anything. Destroyed enemies sometimes leave power-ups that upgrade your weapon, add missiles to your ship, or add a pod that follows you and adds to your firepower. You lose an upgrade when you get hit, and if you're already fully downgraded, you die. Buildings and enemies have a great three-dimensional look to them, and the soundtrack is decent, if monotonous. "One hit kill" games can be frustrating and depend heavily on level memorization, but there are three difficulty levels to make it easier on beginning players. There are 3 episodes in this game, with only the first episode playable in the shareware version.

Episode 1: Defending the Guilds
Episode 2: Mutant Wasteland
Episode 3: Endless Consumption

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Xatax

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Xatax v1.00s Shareware Episode (754,986 bytes) xxxx DOS Play online

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