Talk about X-tremely poor! You don't have to be an expert to put down X-Perts, but here it goes.
In X-Perts, you assume the roles of three top agents (including Eternal Champions' Shadow) who run around in an underwater complex. You're trying to stop invading spies by flipping a bunch of useless switches. Oh, and you beat up enemies with hardly an Al to them. However, you need every break you can get from your moronic opponents, because your control is weaker, stickier, stodgier, and clunkier than that in some first-generation 16-bit games.
- To fight these little robots, sneak beside them. When they try to switch their guns around, foot-sweep them repeatedly.
- When the computer controls your characters, don't let it fight for you in later levels. You'll take more damage than if you fight the enemies yourself.
Graphically, your characters are big, but their animations are shabby. All the levels have very similar backgrounds, and completing each repetitive mission is a visual bore. The sounds, especially the music, are sparse, and you've heard more original fighting effects in the first Streets of Rage.
Ultimately, this overhyped game does nothing to help the Genesis cause.
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
- Game modes: Single game mode
- Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
- Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
- "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
- "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
- "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)
Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.
It's a shame that some of the most amazing-looking 16-bit games, like Vector Man and X-perts, have arrived when many people have moved on to other systems. While the graphic appeal of X-perts is something that more people should see, the game itself is average at best.This is your run-of-the-mill beat-'em-up, with mission objectives thrown in to keep it interesting.The sound and music are without question the most irritating and disappointing factor in the game.
With more development time, this could have been a monumental game. It's still a recommendable rental though.
Graphics - 9
Sound/FX - 6
Gameplay - 7
Rating - 7
Shadow led a group of fellow X-perts in sabotage and other various missions. Each of these characters had special character specific moves had differing attributes. All the characters had three unique torture moves in order to extract info from various enemies. Another unique gameplay element was the swapping of characters midgame in order to have them all perform different tasks.