About the Game
History
How to Play
Geneology
Imitations
Links

Original Release
Arcade

Other Releases
Apple II
Atari 2600
Atari 5200
Atari 7800
Atari 8-Bits
Atari ST
Commodore 64
Famicom / NES
Sony PlayStation

Picture Galleries
Coming Soon

Screenshot Galleries
Title
The Beginning
Enemies
Domogram Rovers
Boza Logram Dome Network
Bacura Deflectors
Sol Citadels
Extra Life
Andor Genesis Mothership
Later On...

Audio Clip Galleries
Intro
Game
Extra Life
High Score
Top Score

How to Play Xevious

As soon as the player's fighter, the Solvalou, appears, enemies are on the attack. Use the blaster to vaporize flying enemies, and the zapper to bomb ground placements and tanks. Then, once you've covered enough ground, get ready for the enemy mothership! Bomb its weak spots and put it out of commission, and then prepare for a whole new level, where the enemies are even less forgiving!

Each flying enemy has its own style of attack. Some are easy to predict and plan for, while others are more devious, attacking from a blind spot or even appearing out of thin air! The harder the enemy's challenge, the more valuable it is when destroyed.

Some ground placements will fire at you, and a few will fire very early and quite often. Use the Solvalou's cross-hairs to aim. A single, well-aimed bomb can dispatch two or even four placements. Some structures can sustain multiple hits, but even these have a weak spot, letting you take them out with a single shot.

Two types of tanks move across the ground. One type will fire at you, but these move slowly and are generally easy to deal with. The other doesn't fire, but can be a distracting nuisance by changing speed and even direction unpredictably. Be careful that you don't become too engaged that another, more deadly enemy catches you off guard!

Sometimes a ground placement isn't so easy to spot, hidden beneath the ground. In some cases, the Solvalou's cross-hairs will reveal these areas, but not always. Extra points and even extra lives can be found if you know where to look.