Xenon 2 Megablast - Manic retro shoot 'em up coming to the Atari Jaguar


Although I really don't know a lot about the Atari Jaguar as it wasn't my area of play when it came out, I certainly have played the great shoot em up of Xenon 2 - Megablast on the Amiga in the year of 1989. A game that was developed by The Bitmap Brothers and also released on the Atari ST, IBM PC, Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive, Acorn Archimedes, Game Boy and Sharp X68000. But the news of today is that same game is being ported over to the Jaguar by 'Reboot' with permission from the Bitmap Brothers!


With a heads up by RetrOtaku and according to Reboot, this vertically scrolling shoot 'em up in which was pretty unusual for its time, as the player's spaceship can reverse the scrolling of the play area for a limited distance. Will hopefully be every bit as good as the original game with lots of enemy waves, deadly landscapes and powerful power ups. There is a down side to all of this though, due to licensing reasons it wont have the original music as it will be created by 505. So lets just hope that 505 can pull of a damn fine tune, as it it was the quality of the music and graphics that led to the game's memorability.


Just like the other retro game, we don't have a firm release date, especially as it was only announced recently. But from what we've seen so far, I can't wait to load up the emulator Virtual Jaguar and have a blast!

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