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Xenon Omega Blast

icon A remake of the classic shoot-em-Up game Xenon 2 Megablast created by The Bitmap Brothers and The Assembly Line in 1989, developed with Fenix for GP32, and first adapted in 2004, now re-adapted to be fully functional on Dreamcast.

 

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Xenon Omega Blast is a remake of the Amiga and Atari ST (also converted to PC and numerous consoles) game Xenon 2, it's a frantic vertically scrolling space shoot'em up with a few hidden surprises along the way. Points are gained when enemies are destroyed, and energy powerups are collected by running into the tokens. Three types of weapon are avilable, with the more powerful cannon and phaser being duplicated on the outer shuttles of the ship. All five weapons can be fired simultaneously at the expense of rapid energy depletion.

Xenon Omega Blast was developed with Fenix for the GP32 by JoanVR, version 1 of the game was adapted for the Dreamcast by Wraggster and released in November 2004, the GP32 version of the game was updated by JoanVR to include new music and a cheat mode, version 2 of the game was also adapted for the Dreamcast by Wraggster and released in December 2004 (certain controller functions were not available with both Dreamcast adaptations).

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This release comprises of Xenon Omega Blast (V2) along with DCEvolution's version of Chui's Fenix SDL Loader (FSL) from November 2004, edited to exclude the Fenix splash screen and jingle, so the game loads directly.

The controls for the game have been reconfigured to be more user friendly with the Dreamcast controller, to avoid inadvertently resetting the Dreamcast during play, and to enable returning to the menu to play again without rebooting. The module files have been removed to reduce the game resource usage and in an attempt to reduce frame rate dropping within latter parts of the game. Due to the alterations for this release, a download for the original GP32 version has been made available.

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Controls (Menu)

  • D-Pad - Up/Down
  • A - Select

Controls (Options)

  • D-Pad - Up/Down
  • A - Change Difficulty Mode

Controls (Game)

  • D-Pad - Move Ship
  • A - Fire Weapon
  • B - Compress Ship
  • Start - Pause/Weapons Setup Menu
  • X + Y - Return to Menu
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Credits

  • Xenon Omega Blast: JoanVR
  • Xenon Omega Blast Dreamcast Port: Wraggster
  • Fenix Dreamcast Port and FSL: Chui
  • Xenon Omega Blast re-adapted for Dreamcast and presented by DCEvolution

Site Links

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Download (1.4 MB) Original GP32 Version (V2)