Xevious – Apple II and Arcade Overview (1984)

Engage enemies in the sky and on the ground in Namco’s vertical-scrolling shooter, Xevious. Your goal is to pilot a fighter ship named Solvalou to save Earth from an alien threat in control of 16 repeating areas. The eight-way joystick is used to guide your vessel and alter its speed, while individual “blaster” and “zapper” buttons are used to fire your ship’s lasers and drop bombs, respectively. The action takes place from an overhead view of the planet as you travel across forests, streams, and more. Ground units such as tanks and buildings can be taken out by first positioning a crosshair target over the object and then pressing the zapper button. Avoid being hit by one of 14 sky-based and 12 land-based enemy types to survive.

Also Available On
Platform Publisher Developer Year
Arcade Atari, Inc. Namco Ltd. 1982
Atari 7800 Atari Corporation Atari Corporation 1987
Commodore 64/128 1987
Game Boy Advance Nintendo of America, Inc. Namco Ltd. 2004
Mobile Namco Ltd. 2005
Nintendo 3DS Nintendo of America, Inc. Namco Ltd. 2011
Nintendo Entertainment System Bandai America, Inc. Namco Ltd. 1988
Wii Namco Bandai Games America, Inc. Namco Ltd. 2007
Wii U Namco Bandai Games America, Inc. Namco Ltd. 2013
Xbox 360 Namco Bandai Games America, Inc. Bandai Namco Games, Inc. 2007

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