Xevious

The player pilots a combat aircraft called a 'Solvalou' which is armed with a forward-firing gun for aerial targets, and bombs for destroying ground-based targets. A red targeting square is situated in front of the Solvalou, which allows the player to aim their bombs accurately. The enemy craft appears in a number of different guises; from the standard variety that arrive in large numbers but shoot slow-moving projectiles, to exploding black spheres that shoot projectiles at high speed. There are also rotating shields that cannot be destroyed and must be carefully avoided. Ground enemies are a combination of both stationary bases and moving vehicles, most of which fire slow-moving projectiles. A gigantic, floating fortress (called 'Andor Genesis') appears in certain areas; this is defeated by knocking out its core.

Xevious is actually divided into 16 different areas, which are separated by an area of forest. If a player dies before less than 70% of an area has been completed, play restarts at the beginning of the same area; should a life be lost AFTER 70% of an area has been completed, however, play restarts at the beginning of the next area. After Area 16 has been completed, the game loops back to Area 7.

- CAST OF CHARACTERS -

AIR UNITS :
These are the air units you will encounter during the game. A players skill will determine what air units they may face.
* Andor Genesis (mother ship) - the large ship in Areas 4, 9, and 14.
* Bacura (resistor shield) - the large rotating floating walls which are indestructible.
* Brag Zakato (energy blaster) - medium black ball, with a red dot, that explode and send several shots at your Solvalou.
* Bragza (crystal) - the crystal core of the Andor Genesis mother ship which escapes upon its destruction.
* Garu Zakato (energy bombarder) - large black ball that explode sending out a multitude of shots in all directions.
* Giddo Spario (energy blast) - small, white crystal-like projectiles that come in diagonally at your Solvalou.
* Jara (spinner) - looks like a UFO with a spinning gear in the middle.
* Kapi (deflector) - flat-looking fighter with two front projections that flies in, fires multiple shots, then escapes quickly.
* Sheonite (escort) - small spinning diamond-shaped craft which escort your Solvalou for a bit and fly off.
* Terrazi (destructor) - flat looking, diamond shaped fighter that flies in, fires multiple shots, then escapes quickly.
* Torkan (scout ship) - ridged fighter that flies in, fires one shot, then escapes quickly.
* Toroid (fleet) - ring-shaped fighter which is traditionally the first enemy you encounter.
* Zakato (energy launcher) - small black ball that explodes sending a single shot at your Solvalou.
* Zoshi (death squad) - the round spinning fighter which can sometimes attack from behind.

GROUND UNITS :
These are the ground units you will encounter during the game.
* Barra (energy station) - small pyramid-shaped buildings.
* Boza Logram (dome network) - a structure of four Lograms surrounding a Derota.
* Derota (defense site) - the small octagonal-shaped gun batteries that fire multiple shots at your Solvalou.
* Domogram (rover) - looks like a mobile Logram that travels along the roads and fires shots at your Solvalou.
* Garu Barra (energy base) - medium and large pyramid-shaped buildings.
* Garu Derota (mega site) - the large octagonal-shaped gun batteries that fire multiple shots at your Solvalou.
* Grobda (tank) - the tank-like vehicles that travel along the road. They can detect when your bombsight is on them and they will move out of the way.
* Logram (sphere station) - silver circular domes that fire single shots at your Solvalou.
* Sol (citadel) - underground structures which rise up when initially bombed.
* Zolbak (detector dome) - domes with red squares on top and around their base.
It's a nightmare
Produer Namco
Year 1982
Genre Shoot-'Em-Up
Rating AAMA - Green (Suitable For All Ages)
Players 1-2 Players

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