Xenon 2 Megablast is a video game originally produced for the Amiga and Atari ST, and later converted to the PC, Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive, Acorn Archimedes and Game Boy platforms. The sequel to Xenon, it was designed by the Bitmap Brothers (although coded by The Assembly Line). It became one of their most well-known titles, and is a classic of its genre.
After the Xenites' defeat in the Galactic Conflict which took place in the first Xenon, they have returned with a plan to wipe out the player's history by planting five bombs in space-time areas. The Megablaster pilot will have to fend off the bizarre wildlife around them. It is necessary to destroy the largest animal in each area as they have been fused with the bomb; once the creature is slain, the bomb is shut off.
Famous for being one of the first video games to have a soundtrack by a well-known pop musician, in this case Bomb the Bass.
This Video Game contains examples of:
- Adam Smith Hates Your Guts - somewhat averted in that the last shop gives you a 50% discount since you are saving the world after all.
- A Taste of Power - in the first shop, you can buy the Super Nashwan Power, which gives you fully leveled up cannons, rear cannons, and side lasers... for all of ten seconds. Several levels later you finally have enough cash to buy all this stuff for real.
- A Winner Is You - there is no ending. After defeating the fifth beast, you end up back in the shop screen, and the shop owner alien tells you to turn off your computer.
- Nintendo Hard - you can buy lots and lots of firepower, but you can't really do anything for your ship's defense except by learning to dodge really well.