Xanth Software F/X

Faceball 2000

Faceball 2000

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 1, 1991

Welcome to the exciting new world of Faceball 2000, where 3D graphics, first person perspective and 360-degree maneuverability put you and up to three friends (or foes!) inside your Game Boy. What you see is where you are, as you team up, compete with each other or play alone against computer-controlled opponents. Transport yourself inside the walls of CyberScape, a series of more than 70 treacherous mazes filled with tricks, traps and menacing enemies. Or, enter the Arena where "Have a Nice Day" takes on a whole new meaning in fast-paced rounds of high-tech combat. Wherever you go in...

Faceball 2000

Faceball 2000

Sega Game Gear - Released - December 17, 1993

Faceball 2000 (フェイスボール2000) is a Sega Game Gear game developed by Xanth Software as a sequel to the Atari ST game, Midi Maze. The game is notable for being a first person shooter - a genre that is typically said to be too processor intensive for systems such as the Game Gear. The game has the player walk around a 3D maze and shoot at floating happy faces. The Game Gear version of the game was only released in Japan.

Faceball 2000

Faceball 2000

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 1, 1992

"Virtual Reality" for your Super NES! Welcome to the exciting new world of FaceBall 2000, where 3D graphics, first person perspective and 360° maneuverability make you feel like you're inside your video game! What you see is where you are, as you team up, compete with a friend or play alone against computer-controlled opponents. Transport yourself inside the walls of CyberZone, where you'll be surrounded by menacing enemies lurking in a series of treacherous mazes. Or, enter the Arena where " Have a Nice Day" takes on a whole new meaning in fast-paced rounds of high-tech...

GATO

GATO

Atari XEGS - Released - 1987

GATO is a real-time submarine simulator first published in 1984 by Spectrum HoloByte for MS-DOS. It simulates combat operations aboard the Gato-class submarine USS Growler (SS-215) in the Pacific Theater of World War II. GATO was later ported to the Apple IIe, Atari ST, and Macintosh. In 1987 Atari published a version on cartridge for the Atari 8-bit family, to coincide with the launch of the Atari XEGS

MIDI Maze

Atari ST - Released - July 10, 1987

MIDI Maze is a networked first-person shooter maze game for the Atari ST developed by Xanth Software F/X and released in 1987 by Hybrid Arts. The game takes place in a maze of untextured walls. The world animates smoothly as the player turns, much like the earlier Wayout, instead of only permitting 90 degree changes of direction. Using the MIDI ports on the Atari ST, the game is said to have introduced deathmatch combat to gaming in 1987. Up to 16 computers can be networked in a "MIDI Ring" by daisy chaining MIDI ports that are built into the Atari ST series. The game area occupies only...

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