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Super Xevious

Arcade Video game published 35 years ago by NAMCO

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Information for the following ROM(s): sxevious sxeviousj

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Super Xevious © 1984 Namco.


Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (x3), MB88xx
Sound Chips : Namco 3-channel WSG, discrete circuitry (for the explosion sounds)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
= > [1] Zapper, [2] Blaster


Super Xevious is not a sequel of "Xevious", but an update. It uses the exact same graphics and background image as "Xevious". The differences from "Xevious" are :
* Several new characters appear in the game including a silver-grey Galaxian flagships, a large jet, a small jet, a helicopter and a small tank. The Galaxians can be shot like any other enemy. The large jet which flies down cannot be shot or collide with the player ship and doesn't have any obvious purpose. The small jet, helicopter and tank (all of which are tan colored) can be picked up for bonus points but if shot will reset the score to zero !
* Gameplay is a bit more difficult.
* The hidden Sol Citadels are in different locations.

Namco released a board game based on this game (same name) in 1985 (in Japan only): Flying your ship about the levels (rolling the dice to move). Battle enemies on the ground by rolling dice, battle ones in the air via card combat. Build up your shields and power up your blaster as you progress through the levels. Each 'level' is a different board, and there's seven levels (boards) in all. Cute little spaceships for your pieces.


* Secret message: the designer of "Xevious" has included a trick for generating his name 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 Toroids is very close to you and then shoot the rings. The message 'Special thanks for you by game designer Evezoo.' will appear on the screen.


1. Xevious (1982, Arcade)
2. Super Xevious (1984, Arcade)
3. Vs. Super Xevious - Ganpu no Nazo (1986, Arcade)
4. Solvalou (1991, Arcade)
5. Xevious 3D/G (1995, Arcade)
6. Xevious Arrangement (1995, Arcade): part of "Namco Classics Collection Vol.1"
7. Xevious Resurrection (2010, PS3/PSN): part of "Namco Museum.comm"


[JP] Nintendo Famicom (sept.19, 1986) "Super Xevious: Gump no Nazo [Model SX-4900]"
[JP] Sony PlayStation (mar.28, 1997) "Xevious 3D/G+ [Model SLPS-00750]"
[US] Sony PlayStation (june.30, 1997) "Xevious 3D/G+ [Model SLUS-00461]"
[EU] Sony PlayStation (aug.1997) "Xevious 3D/G+ [Model SCES-00736]"

[US] Nintendo DS (sept.18, 2007) "Namco Museum DS [Model NTR-YNME-USA]"
[JP] Nintendo DS (oct.11, 2007) "Namco Museum DS [Model NTR-YNMJ-JPN]"
[EU] Nintendo DS (feb.29, 2008) "Namco Museum DS [Model NTR-YNMP-EUR]"

[JP] Sharp X68000 (june.1987)
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [JP] (apr.25, 1997) "Namco History Vol.1"

Arcade [US] (1995) "Namco Classics Collection Vol.1"

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