Xevious Game History
Xevious tells the story of a struggle between humanity and GAMP (general artificial matrix computer) a supercomputer. Xevious was one of the first games of it's type to be released into the arcade. The game is believed to have influenced the many futuristic scrolling shooters that proceeded it. The game has a huge cult following and is viewed by many fans as one of the greatest games ever released.
The History of Xevious
Developed by Namco and published by Atari, Xevious was released in the arcades in 1982. The game was designed by Masanobu Endoh, and was a single or two player game of the vertical scrolling shooter genre.
The gamer takes the role of a pilot on-board an aircraft called Solvalou. The objective is to battle through 16 levels of scrolling shoot 'em up action. There are numerous foes to defeat, which switch between aerial and ground based enemies.
The terrain was also rich and varied for games of this era, and ranged from forests to various enemy bases and airstrips. The game also broke new ground by introducing end of level game bosses into the game play. These come into the game as huge motherships, that can only be destroyed by taking out their power cores.
Conversions and Sequels
Due to the success of the Xevious in the arcades, the game spawned many sequels, including;
Super Xevious (1984)
Xevious 3D/G (1995)
As well as the above sequels there were some just released for the Japanese market, these are;
Super Xevious: GAMP no Nazo (1986)
Xevious: Fardraut Saga (1988)
Xevious: Fardraut Densetsu (1990)
The game was also converted onto many home consoles and computer systems, which include;
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Sony PlayStation 2
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