Xenon

The Arcade PCB by Arcadia Systems, Inc.

Xenon screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Xenon © 1988 Arcadia Systems.


A vertically scrolling shoot-em-up from well-known Commodore Amiga coders, the 'Bitmap Brothers'. Xenon's distinguishing gameplay feature is that the player's craft could be switched between being a land-based tank and an airborne spaceship at the touch of a button.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Arcadia System hardware

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 7.15909 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Custom (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 671 x 216 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 4096

Players : 2
Control : 8-way Joystick
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

Xenon was originally called "KellyX" during the development.

This is the first Bitmap Brothers game, a team of programmers which made some of the greatest amiga titles ever.

SERIES

1. Xenon (1988)
2. Xenon II (1989, Commodore Amiga)
3. Xenon 2000 - Project PCF (2002, PC [MS Windows])

PORTS

Computers:


Amstrad CPC (1988)
Atari ST (1988)
Commodore Amiga (1988)
PC (1988)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)
Commodore 64 (1989)
MSX (1989)

SOURCES
Game's ROM.

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