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Xevious

a.k.a. ゼビウス / Xevious: The Avenger

published by Namco / Bandai in 1984-11-08, developed by Namco, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: shooter
genre: Science Fiction
series: Xevious
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng
2.5/5

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Personal review
Yes, Xevious is a classic arcade title of some fame. And it is a title released early in the Famicom era. But that shouldn't be an excuse for an overall unenjoyable gaming experience. Gameplay could be considered well done, since the controls are decent and the fact that you must throw bombs on ground targets gives the game a bit variety. But it is exactly the boringness and the non-variety of all the rest with the neverending flight over very plain ground with dull colors, shooting waves after waves of the same, bad looking flying enemies and ground targets that makes this game so inferior to nearly all shooters that would follow. The sound is especially annoying.

# 2009-01-22 00:13:11
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?
# 2007-02-22 00:46:19 - official description
Technical specs
display: raster
Authors / Staff

audio

Nobuyuki Ōnogi (sound)
Yuriko Keino (music composer)

tester

Koichi Yamamoto (tester)

other

Haruhisa Udagawa (assist)
Kazuo Cross (main)
Masanobu Endō (assist)
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Xevious (Nintendo Entertainment System)
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