Xevious is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game released by Namco in December 1982. It runs on Namco Galaga hardware, and was designed by Masanobu Endō. In the United States, the game was manufactured and distributed by Atari Inc. It was also published by Nintendo, Atari, Bandai, U.S. Gold.
How to Play
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The player controls a starship known as the Solvalou to destroy the Xevious forces, who plot to take over Earth. The Solvalou has two weapons for combating enemies - an "air zapper" that fires projectiles at flying enemies, and a "blaster bomb" for destroying enemies stationed on the ground. The Solvalou also has a blaster reticle which will determine where the bombs will go to, used to destroy ground targets.
Certain areas of the game will have a fight against the Andor Genesis mothership, which will launch an endless stream of projectiles and explosive black spheres known as "Zakatos". The player can either destroy all four blaster receptacles or simply destroy the core in the center to defeat it. Some parts of the game will have hidden towers known as "Sol Citadels", which can be found by bombing specific parts of an area - these areas will cause the Solvalou's receptacle to flash red when flown over.Yellow "Special Flags" from Namco's own Rally-X are also found in a semi-random section of the area - collecting it will award the player an extra life.
The game has a total of 16 stages, known as "areas" in-game, which will loop back to the first after completing them all. Dying about 70% through an area will allow the player to start at the beginning of the next. These areas have large geographical features, such as forests, sand roads, rivers and mechanical structures - certain areas will also have Nazca lines placed on the ground, notably the "condor" design.
The game becomes progressively more difficult as the player becomes more skilled - once the player does well at destroying a certain enemy type, a more advanced enemy type will replace it; this can be reverted by destroying flashing-red "Zolback" radars found on the ground, which will cause the more advanced enemies to instead be replaced with easier ones.
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Click on game to add credit(s). Click on game again to start.
Use ARROW KEYS to move SHIP - Z to FIRE.
Kill the enemies to advance levels.
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