Xevios

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Watson

DESCRIPTION
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Xevios © 1980 Watson.

TECHNICAL
PICTURE :
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Xevios machine
Click to enlarge (members only)
Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (x3), MB88xx
Sound Chips : Namco 3-channel WSG, discrete circuitry (for the explosion sounds)

Screen orientation : vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 288 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz
Palette colors : 129

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
= > [1] Zapper, [2] Blaster
TRIVIA
This game is a bootleg of "Xevious". It has different explosion sound than the original Xevious. The titlescreen says '1980' but the game was certainly released in 1983.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Secret Message : The bootlegger has included the trick for generating a message right at the beginning of the game. As soon as Solvalou appears, move to the far right edge of the screen and begin bombing constantly. Continue bombing until the first set of attacking rings is very close to you and then shoot the rings. The message 'Dead copy making copy under Namco program.' will appear on the screen.
SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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