Shack's Arcade Corner: Xenophobe

Greg's back from GDC with another episode of Shack's Arcade Corner!


This week on Shack's Arcade Corner, we take a look at Xenophobe. The game hit arcades in 1987 and was produced and developed by Bally Midway. The game drew influences from popular sci-fi movies like Howard the Duck, E.T. and Aliens. The arcade cabinet featured three player co-op splitscreen gameplay and had pretty unique controls. The splitscreen gameplay allowed for players to progress through the levels at their own pace which was pretty unique for the time. Check out the video to find out more about Xenophobe.

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The arcade cabinet featured three unique joysticks to allow for three player co-op gameplay.

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    March 28, 2018 6:10 PM

    Greg Burke posted a new article, Shack's Arcade Corner: Xenophobe

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      March 28, 2018 11:58 PM

      I played a lot of Xenophobe back in the day, but I'm not quite sure I ever enjoyed it. Quartet was a sidescroller I enjoyed, but that was more like Gauntlet turned on its side to look like....Rolling Thunder.

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