Based on 0 user ratings
DOSBOX_XERIX.ZIP - 129k Downloading ...
Found your game? Great! Glad you found it! Please consider saying thanks by making a small donation to support DOSGames.com. There are also other ways you can help!
Need help running the game? Check our DOSBox Guide to run DOS games on modern computers. - Run XERIX.EXE to play
Original archive (xerix.zip, 130k) - The main download link above works in DOSBox after unzipping; the file xerix.zip is the original.
Xerix is a shoot-em-up which looks a little like Xevious flipped 90 degrees. You pilot your mighty (tiny) spaceship as you fly from left to right and shoot ... things. I guess they're aliens but they look like pink circles. The game boasts 256 color graphics and SoundBlaster sounds but doesn't take great advantage of either. Your ship controls reasonably well, but your actions are limited to moving and shooting, with no powerups, bombs, alternate weapons, etc. Clearly some work was put into making this game, with parallax scrolling in the backgrounds and great prelude and epilogue cards before/after you play a game. However it makes you wonder why more effort wasn't put into making engaging enemies to fight rather than just pink circles. Also there is music during the intro, but not while actually playing the game. One nice feature is that it includes "Novice" mode which gives you infinite lives.
Related / similar games:
If you enjoy Xerix, you might also enjoy playing these games:
Play Xerix in Browser
Game will not be saved after closing your browser. Download and install the game if you want to save. Games may take awhile to load. CTRL-F12 attempts to speed up game, CTRL-F11 attempts to slow it down.