a.k.a. ゼビウス / Xevious: The Avenger

created and published by Namco in 1990-05-18, running on Famicom Disk System
type: shooter
genre: Science Fiction, Scrolling shooter
series: Xevious
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng

Personal review

The Xevious Famicom Disk System version could only be obtained via the Disk Writer method where you bought an empty disk and could copy a game for a small fee at certain copy stations/kiosks. The game is identical to the cartridge version with the exception of different copyright dates on the title screen. In the six years that lay between the cartridge and disk versions much happened in the video game industry. Sure, the disk version was much cheaper and the gameplay has the same classic feel to it but in 1990 this game already must have been mostly played out of nostalgic feelings I would guess.

# 2015-05-25 10:41:26

Official description

Players control their Solvalou ship and destroy the XEVIOUS forces. Fire the zapper missiles against air-based enemies and drop the blaster bombs down upon ground-based targets. Destroy Andor Genesis to earn bonus points. Unique enemies, interesting background music, a variety of vertically scrolling background environments and many hidden game play features differentiated Xevious from the other shooting games released at the time. Are you devious enough to beat Xevious?
# 2015-05-24 10:03:50 - official description

Technical specs

display: raster

Authors / Staff


Nobuyuki Ōnogi (sound)
Yuriko Keino (music composer)


Koichi Yamamoto (tester)


Haruhisa Udagawa (assist)
Kazuo Cross (main)
Masanobu Endō (assist)

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Xevious in-game screen.
Xevious ()
Xevious ()
Xevious (Famicom Disk System)
Xevious (Famicom Disk System)
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