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OutZone is an awesome shoot them up.

The goal is simple, kill most of enemies possible without dying. You can die by enemy fire, or by falling in a hole or losing all your energy if you don't take the energy supply there is on the road (the energy is constantly decreasing as the time running out !!!).

There is 2 mains weapons in the game :

+A laser gun which fires at high rate but you can only shoot in one direction at a time.
+A three way plasma gun which fires in 3 directions at the same time providing a good covering of an area.

You can also pick different power ups and super bonus:

+Super Burner : a directional, limited range super power weapon. Very destructive, but forces the player to move close to the enemies. It is thus risky to use against end-of level bosses.

+Super Ball : a terrific weapon! A destructive energy ball circles around the player, then rushes up the top of the screen, unaffected by walls. Your best choice in any situation!

+Energy Extend : extend the energy bar.

+Shield : protect the player from enemy fire.

+Speed UP : increase the speed of the player.

+1UP : an additional life.


Use the arrows to move the character.
Use [ X ] to shoot with the primary weapon.
Use [ C ] to use the special attack which will cause huge explosions.

Click on the game or press [Space] then [Enter] to start playing.

Credit :
Ported from original game from Toaplan (c) 1990

Enjoy this great game !

Thank you for your nice comments !!! We will see what we can do to improve the game. In the meantime if you like OutZone you should like Nostradamus :
On Newgrounds : http://tinyurl.com/o7f4mg

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nostalgia of gain ground and contra(lvl2)
great game


Best shooter game on Newgrounds!!!!!
15 out of 10

i like

There was an arcade game that i used to play i loved it. you were a ship and you shot down other ships. if you mix that and contra you get outzone.
Things that are good
1.great gameplay
2.sweet powerups
3.addicting (i played for andd hour straight )
4.amazing use of terrain (falling in the holes)

Things that are bad
1.The music did get a bit annoying (add another song or two)
2.I didnt find this game sooner

9/10 cause the music great game

good but not great

i would like better music it started to get annoying quickly, but all in all it was a good game...


The game is well done. You should add 2 player, extend your life to at least 2-3 hits, and maybe a survival mode.