|Genre(s)||Shoot 'em up|
|Mode(s)||Single player, two-player|
Xyanide is a shoot 'em up video game for the Xbox in 2006. It was developed by Playlogic Entertainment and published by Evolved Games, after being originally developed by Engine Software for the Game Boy Advance. A sequel titled Xyanide: Resurrection was released for the PC, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable in 2007.
Somewhere in an alien galaxy lies the planet Mardar, a planet inhabited by humanoid people. These people have been worshiping a small-growing black hole called the Maelstrom as a holy execution tool for administering righteous judgment against their most heinous criminals, judged by a sentient machine called the Inquisitor. After a recent struggle, the people have successfully capture the deceptive and destructive witch Aguira, wo was sentenced to death by the people by being sent into the Maelstrom.
However, Aguira's transport vessel is struck by a nearby asteroid orbiting the sun, killing everyone on board except Aguira. To her surprise, the asteroid was rich in a chemical called Xyanide, a chemical known for its abilities to make an exposed person's thoughts become reality. Aguira uses the Xyanide - now pulsing in her blood - by creating her own space station and fighter squadrons at her command with herself as the ship's core to exact revenge against the Inquisitor and spread her destructive influence. It is up to the Bioship escort pilot Drake, Aguira's executioner, to stop her from accomplishing her goals.