(Original description by Alexandre Lefebvre, edited by Carl)
Fix Eight is the sequel to the wonderful game Out Zone!
In this game, there are as many as eight characters to choose from. Aside from the player from Out Zone, there are 2 female characters, a robot, a strong man and a ninja among others. Like in Out Zone all characters alter between a free (any direction) and a fixed (forward shooting) weapon.
An interesting point is that the strong man has a very close range free weapon that shoots little explosions with skulls in them (like the truxton super bomb). Once the weapon hits the enemy, the enemy becomes "diseased" or "poisoned" and the little skulls spread all over the enemy and self generate while the player can fall back and no longer worry about coming in close again to shoot it.
This game is centered around the various characters you choose to play the game with. Each Character has his or her own ending.
In a 3D-like effect, when large armored enemies are destroyed, parts of them are hurled into the air and come back down.
This game also contains a special level where players ride on "star wars" hover bikes. This level is interesting as players can both shoot the enemies or ram them on the sides to damage them. Super bombs in this game make the player invincible as well, unlike in Outzone where the player could bomb AND die.
(Information from Shooting Star, translated by Fujix, edited by Carl)
How to Play:
You control one of eight characters by 8-direction lever and two buttons (shot and bomb). The game spans 7 stages. Items in the game are Golden Blocks (, 100 to 1000pts.), Statue of Goddess (, 5000pts.), Power Up (, Up to 5 level), Bomb (, up to 10 bombs and are shared when double-play), and Secret Item (. The Secret Item effects one of Acceleration, Special Weapon or Shield.
You can chage your weapon type by picking up change of weapon () items
Facing weapon: you fire in the direction of your face.
Forward weapon: you fire in the direction of travel regardless of your face.
(Information from the Fix Eight Manual)
A 2 PLAYER INTERACTIVE GAME:
WITH A CHOICE OF 8 CHARACTERS
ENTER A FUTURISTIC WORLD WERE YOU WILL ENCOUNTER CREATURES, MACHINES AND PEOPLE THAT WANT TO DESTROY YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS.
JUMP ON POWER PADS FOR SPECIAL WEAPONS.
PICK UP ITEMS FOR OTHER POWERS
A BUTTON IS THE SHOOT BUTTON.
B BUTTON IS YOUR SPECIAL WEAPON.