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Old 16 March 2017, 17:11   #1
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X-OUT vs Z-OUT (AMIGA) - Which is the best shooter?

Hi everyone and welcome to the March 2017 edition of the Which Is Best?
Last month I placed Turrican and Turrican II against each other and after a mega battle with the votes I can announce Turrican II stormed the victory with 52 votes with Turrican 1 claiming just 14.
It may sound like a landslide but most were torn between the two stating the first Turrican game was also a cracking classic,...which it is but only one of the games could be chosen and most of you sided with the sequel.
This month I'm going to place two Amiga shooters side by side,...X-Out and It's sequel Z-Out, which do you think is the better shooter?!, only your votes will determine that,...happy voting!
P.s, I will only count the votes stated in the comments below and on the Youtube video.

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Old 16 March 2017, 17:15   #2
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Both are great though a bit different. In the end i prefer Z-Out.
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Old 16 March 2017, 17:20   #3
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Loading music from X-Out is my ringtone. I think title, in-game music and sounds are better in Z-Out.
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Old 16 March 2017, 17:25   #4
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Both terrible :P
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Old 16 March 2017, 19:54   #5
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Old 16 March 2017, 23:21   #6
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why choose between X-out or Z-out, play to both of them they're really good Amiga shoot'em up
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Old 17 March 2017, 00:19   #7
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why choose between X-out or Z-out, play to both of them they're really good Amiga shoot'em up
Because It's fun to choose dude, that's the point of this series
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Old 17 March 2017, 00:36   #8
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Both are great in their own right, but if one has to be chosen, then Z-Out it is.
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Old 17 March 2017, 02:01   #9
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Z-Out without a shadow of a doubt. X-Out tripped over its own feet with the whole upgrade process, whereas Z-Out chose the R-Type model and benefitted hugely.

And it had a kick-ass soundtrack too (my particular favourite is 11:23 - level 4 or 5, I forget which - why does this one never get the remake treatment?).
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And it had a kick-ass soundtrack too (my particular favourite is 11:23 - level 4 or 5, I forget which - why does this one never get the remake treatment?).
Agreed, that's level 4 and It's one of my favourite Amiga tunes, very catchy, it continues at 11:57 ;-)
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Loading music from X-Out is my ringtone. I think title, in-game music and sounds are better in Z-Out.
Completely agree Title Music is Xout is outstanding l. Though I will choose Z-Out as the better game
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Old 20 March 2017, 23:10   #12
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Well, during the last 17 years i played all the console and coin-op shooters, and z-out is undoubtely one of the best ever in the r-type style, all systems included. Infinitly better than x-out too.

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Both terrible :P
And i presume that you're going to tell me that it is an insult you tell you that someone pretending that z-out is terrible fell on his head ? Irony irony eh eh. But by reading you here i understand better the kind of guy you are. Shooters are my type of game (i am developping an universal game launcher, i tried ALL of them), z-out is perfection.

People also tend to forget that this gem can also be played at 2 simultaneously, and they shouldn't !

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Old 21 March 2017, 01:16   #13
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I consider Z-out technically superior to X-out, however x-out had its good things just did not liked the underwater environment.

Z-Out could have been something superb if the enemy and landscape graphics were more inspired. Could someone consider to mod it?
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Old 21 March 2017, 14:25   #14
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Hope this 'Which is best' is a regular thing ... *cross fingers*

Both games are good play.. Played both on my Amiga back in the day, and now emulation equally... I don't consider either are better than the other.
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Old 21 March 2017, 15:34   #15
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X-Out for me all the way, more imaginative enemies, better music, upgrade system...etc

Z-Out always felt cheap to me, the Title music is great but in-game music for the 1st level in particular is atrocious.

So... X-Out for me wins
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X-out displays more colors than Z-out. I prefer X-Out
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Old 22 March 2017, 00:33   #17
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Yeah, must say X-Out for me also... but to be honest I haven't really played both games that much...

Too many other good games that take preference
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Old 22 March 2017, 00:49   #18
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Z-Out has the Giger levels but X-Out has awesome music and the underwater concept is more interesting and graphically more impressive, and the multitude of upgrade options are cool. I also like how there's a 3d effect when flying (or rather, diving) up or down.
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Hope this 'Which is best' is a regular thing ... *cross fingers*

Both games are good play.. Played both on my Amiga back in the day, and now emulation equally... I don't consider either are better than the other.
It's once a month roughly round the 15th and it will continue so long as there is interest with the viewers wanting to vote.
Just to say though it just doesn't cover Amiga games, I also choose games from other formats, be sure to sub to my Youtube channel and you'll be automatically updated
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Old 16 April 2017, 14:18   #20
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I can announce X-Out gained the victory with 20 votes with Z-Out claiming 15, Z-Out was storming ahead at the beginning by 12 votes to 5 but then X-Out started to crawl back to the point it was 14 all but in the end it overtook Z-Out and claimed the victory,...nowhere near as many votes this time as the previous comparrison (Turrican vs Turrican II) but maybe it was all down to not many liking those games.

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