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Lethal Xcess
Publisher: Eclipse     Developer: Eclipse Software
Year of release: 1991

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Genres : Sci-fi / Shoot-em-up
Artist : Heinz Rudolf     Programmer : Claus Frein     Programmer : Heinz Rudolf    

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small ST picture raytraced by Rich Davey 2001

ichichich75 wrote ...2007-05-14 15:01:53
IMO the gameplay was just perfect. WoD was a lil bit too easy for my taste, but the "normal" level of Lethal Excess was challanging but fair. Just the 2-player-simultanous mode was ummm... confusing! But really, I've not seen a second game for the ST providing such a technical perfection. I love this game!!!
SaTcom2 wrote ...2004-04-06 23:39:24
Ehhh it's aiight...I mean the problem here is the gameplay balance. Technically, of course, it is a masterpiece of epic proportions. Gameplay wise...ehhh. Silkworm is honestly the best shooter for gameplay IMHO.
Dma-Sc wrote ...2003-11-06 06:34:41
Imho the bigger sprites for the same resolution (comparing to WoD) killed the gameplay. Still it got the great Thalion touch and stays a good piece of software. :)
Matthias Arndt wrote ...2002-11-19 12:08:03
Technically the best shoot 'em up for the ST even beating Wings Of Death. But only technically - in gameplay it is too confuse and too hard IMHO.
Cyclone wrote ...2002-04-15 20:15:42
Oops, well it is an advantage if you can read ;-) "Only ... HMTL tags are allowed". Ok I will give you the missing URL, visit the Lethal Xcess Website at http://lethalxcess.atari.org if you want to play LX: It runs perfectly on STEEM 2.2.
Cyclone wrote ...2002-04-15 17:44:37
If you think WoD and LX are technically the same, then take a look at the official Lethal Xcess Homepage at and visit the tech-page. By the way, Marc Rosocha has not developed LX, he did some game design and helped with many little things, but the sync-scrolling and the sprite engine have been developed by Claus Frein, so he should be called the developer of LX (just visit the credits page to get all the details).
Feige wrote ...2002-02-20 11:12:59
Errr...Lethal Xcess is without any doubt the very second best shooter right after Wings of Death :-) Technically it is about the same, the music is (at least almost) about the same (when Mad Max wrote the music for LX, he was in a good mood, but when he wrote the WoD musics, he was kissed by god himself!), the graphics are not as fantastic as in WoD but still great (WoD offered outstanding animations of your "bird" for example), the levels are much harder than in WoD and now the ONLY thing I don't like: the weapons. At level 1 they are all about the same: a single shot forward. WoD offered weapons which were all very different to each other, in Lethal Xcess they stay about the same and shot mainly forward. But still: the very secondbest shooter on the ST!!!
Tomasz wrote ...2002-02-13 16:32:57
Hey, this is really the best shoot em up on the Atari ST!!! It is by far the very best one. Neither Xenon II nor Wings of death can match against this wounderfull piece on software history! The techics are far the best of all ST games. Beautifull musix from mad max, soft scrolling and hunreds of sprites crowd the screen. And above all, the game is always fair. Developed by Marc Rosocha, it is an inofficial secuel to the glourious wings of death. Anyone who might like classic shooting games - GET IT NOW!!!
guy ross wrote ...2002-01-06 14:12:01
The sequel to 'wings of death'... it didn't have the same impact as the first, but it was top shoot-em-up with excellent graphics, good sound and the all important playability.