From the Developer Website:
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Xenon 2 is one of the most flattered games going, as the many innovative features that The Bitmap Brothers worked into it have 'influenced' most other development teams. A fast action shoot 'em up, Xenon 2 has gorgeous parallax graphics, music by Bomb The Bass (Megablast) and a wealth of visual imagination to add to the appeal. A classic from The Bitmap Brothers - big, slick and still one of the best looking (and sounding) games around.
"The best vertically scrolling shoot' em up ever written." THE ONE.
Awards s In-Din 1989 "Best Music & Effects"
Generation 4 1989 "Best Graphics ZZap"
ELSPA Awards 1990 "Best Shoot 'em Up"
CU Readers Award 1989 "Best Shoot 'em Up"
ZZap Readers Award 1989 "Best Shoot 'em Up"
Readers Award 1989 "Best Music & Effects"