One of the defining examples of the vertically scrolling shoot ’em up genre, Available as part of the Namco Museum Collection 1 cartridge for the Evercade retro gaming system.
Available on: Famicom/NES, home computers, Atari 7800, Evercade
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Atari ST A to Z: Xevious - It’s dangerous, it’s devious… it’s Xevious! Again. This time for the Atari ST, after we’ve previously seen the Atari 8-bit and Evercade versions. The Atari ST port of Namco’s classic, genre-defining vertical scroller was handled by Probe, a company whose output varied enormously from game to game. As it happens, their version of Xevious was a very … Continue reading Atari ST A to Z: Xevious
Xevious: Are You Devious Enough? - Namco really were trailblazers back in the early days of gaming; so many of their titles were true pioneers. Much of the vertically scrolling shoot ’em up genre as it exists today owes a lot to 1983’s Xevious, for example. Xevious established or at least popularised genre conventions such as making use of different weapons for different targets, … Continue reading Xevious: Are You Devious Enough?
Atari A to Z: Xevious - “Are you devious enough to play Xevious”? Well yes, yes, I am, particularly if it’s an apparently unreleased prototype of indeterminate origin for my favourite 8-bit home computer system. Namco’s Xevious is a defining influence in the shoot ’em up genre, so of course there were plenty of home ports for a variety of systems. One that … Continue reading Atari A to Z: Xevious