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XYBots -- Tengen, Inc.

The Atari Lynx once again brings the arcade home with XYBots. Fight through complicated mazes and fierce enemies in this player's perspective, forward-view action maze game.

Ferrari Man
Atari once again brings an excellent arcade translation home on the Lynx. Very enjoyable--but quite strange. A lot of fun. Good job.

This is an awesome game. Tengen did a great job with this game. I like the limited view you have around corners and the different enemies stalking through the endless corridors. The graphics are stunning and make you feel like you're running through the passages blasting the xybots into oblivion. The music and sound effects are pretty good. The game control is perfect. This game will last you a long time. This is a must-buy for Lynx owners.

Bitchin! This game is a great conversion -- not only does it look exactly like the arcade version, it even has the same feel as the arcade version! If you like forward-view shoot-and-kill maze games, this title is a must. Also, since it supports the two-player mode via com-link, you can get arcade style team-up action. Definitely a keeper.

Another great arcade translation! Very similar in feel to Electrocop, XYBots promises many hours of excellent play. While well executed, I must note, however, that XYBots, like the arcade, can get monotonous because many of the levels are very similar. Still worth playing at least some, however.

>>>>> 86.0/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man ???? R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 4.0 4.5 4.5 3.5
Sound 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.0
Gameplay/Control 4.0 5.0 4.5 4.0
Longevity/Playability 3.5 5.0 5.0 3.0
Overall 4.5 4.5 5.0 4.5
Total 20.0 23.5 23.5 19.0

Originally appeared Vol 1, Iss 3 (08-09/92)