Xevious

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Xevious
Xevious.jpg
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Namco
Namco, Atari, Bandai, NEC
Shoot 'em up
Cartridge
NES
HuCard
PC-Engine
NES Controller
Turbo Pad
Turbo Tap
Arcade, Atari 7800, NES and PC-Engine
N/A
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.pngGameplay-Multi-player.png
Ratings
This title has been rated E by the ESRB
Play Information
1-2 players alternating
Technical Information
Galaga
Main Credits
Masanobu Endoh
United Nations International Release Date(s)
Arcade machines
1982
Atari 7800
1986
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Nintendo Entertainment System
1988
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
PC-Engine
June 291989
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Xevious is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game by Namco, released in 1982. It was designed by Masanobu Endoh. In the United States, the game was manufactured and distributed by Atari. Xevious runs on Namco Galaga hardware.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Xevious takes place on Earth. An invading alien race has set up shop, and it's up to the player to send 'em home. The game has a large number of different ground and air-based targets of either belligerent or non-belliegerent nature. In addition to the jumper-based difficulty levels, the game also adapts its difficulty to the player. If the player is successful against a type of attacker, an even deadlier type of attacker shows up to challenge the player.

Player controls a fighter with guns and bombs that must infiltrate a highly defended area and destroy everything in sight. Overall goal is to wipe out the motherships that pop up periodically.

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Toroid

Terrazi

Torkan

Kapi

Jara

Zakato

Sheonite

Bacura

Bara

Zolbak

Logram

Sol

Domogram

Derota

Grobda

Zoshi

Garu Derota

Boza Logram

Notes[edit | edit source]

Atari developed home versions of this game for the Atari 2600 and the Atari 5200. Though the Atari 5200 version was much closer to completion than the Atari 2600 version, they were both shelved when the American home game market collapsed in 1983.

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