Out Zone

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Out Zone Instructions

Out Zone is controlled by using the keyboard. Use the arrow keys to control your soldier. The X key fires your primary weapon. The C key is used to perform your special attack.

Out Zone Walkthrough

Out Zone is a "run and gun" arcade game that was developed by Toaplan and published by Romstar. It was released in arcades in 1990. This Flash port of Out Zone is a near-perfect reproduction of the original arcade game; the only thing that it is lacking is two-player mode.

This Flash port of Out Zone does an excellent job reproducing the feel of an arcade machine. When you are prompted to insert a coin, click the screen to "insert a coin" and start the game. The arrow keys are used to move your character. The X key shoots your primary weapon and the C key deploys a powerful bomb that can destroy most minor enemies and severely damage larger ones.

The objective of Out Zone is to run through each level, killing enemies and avoiding enemy fire. Being hit by enemies drains your energy. If your energy is completely drained, you will lose a life and have to continue the level a bit farther back than you were when you died, a concept featured in many arcade games of the time. Your weapons are also taken away when you die, and you are switched back to the default weapon at its lowest power. When all lives are lost, the game is over.

Out Zone features numerous powerups as any run and gun arcade game should. The 'E' powerup replenishes energy, the 'B' powerup adds an extra bomb to your stock, the 'P' powerup increases the power of your primary weapon, and the 'C' powerup changes your weapon. There are two weapons in this shooting game: the default laster and the tri-laser. The default laser can fire in any direction based by holding down the appropriate arrow keys. You can also hold down the fire button for automatic fire. The tri-laser can only fire forward, but it fires two side lasers forty-five degrees to your left and right. This weapon is semi-automatic so you must tap the fire key to shoot repeatedly.

Out Zone may not be one of the best arcade games of all time, but it is still a solid shooter. If you have played this game and want to relive it, or if you have never heard of it and want to play a new run and gun game, then this Flash port of Out Zone is worth a try!

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