Super Xevious

Conversion of the popular arcade game, it is a vertical shooter, and was created originally as a rival to scramble, the gameplay matches elements such as being able to fire forwards and to drop bombs on targets with the ais of a sight.

The game was praised on launch for its colourful detailed graphics, and crunching sound effects, there is also considerable graphical variety in the 16 stages. Innovative features such as hidden towers that are only revealed by bombing certain areas.

The players spacecraft, the Solvalou is based on the Nostromo space tug from the film Alien, and many of the other craft pay homage to other Sci Fi classics such as Star Wars and battlestar Galactica.

The arcade was a huge success in Japan, but less so in America, but is now considered an arcade classic, with conversions to many home systems up to the present day as part of retro compilations.

It is considered an influence on later machines such as Twinbee.

This NES version is a faithful copy of the arcade original, and was one of the machines first arcade conversions and third party games. The title sold out in three days, and Namco were inundated by calls from frustrated players who could not find a copy of the game, and others who wanted playing tips to counter the game's punishing difficulty.

 





Platform : Nintendo Famicom
Format : Cartridge
Publisher : Namco
Authors : Namco
Date : 1984

Other Software by Namco:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Family Ski Namco Nintendo Wii DVD Unknown
Treasures of the Deep Namco Playstation Unknown
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Bandai Namco PlayStation 2 DVD Unknown
Point Blank 2 Namco Playstation Unknown
Family Stadium / Famista Namco Nintendo Game Boy Game Boy Cartridge Unknown
Pole Position Namco ZX Spectrum Cassette 1982
Super Xevious Namco Nintendo Famicom Cartridge 1984
Pac-Man Namcot Nintendo Famicom Cartridge 11 Feb 1984
Mappy Namcot Nintendo Famicom Cartridge 14 Nov 1984
The Tower Of Druaga Namcot Nintendo Famicom Cartridge 1985
Galaga Namcot Nintendo Famicom Cartridge 1985
Yokai Dochuki (Tales From The Monster Path) Namcot NEC PC Engine HuCard 1987
World Stadium Namco NEC PC Engine HuCard 1988
Pole Position Namco Atari 2600 Cartridge 1 Jan 1988
Galaga 90 Namco Turbografx 16 Hu Card 1989
Namco Mahjong Namcot Nintendo Famicom Cartridge 1990
Ms. Pac-Man Namco Nintendo Game Boy Cartridge Jan 1991
Namco Classic II Namcot Nintendo Famicom Cartridge 13 Mar 1992
Samurai Ghost Namcot NEC PC Engine HU Card 7 Apr 1992
Super Famista 2 Namcot Super Famicom Cartridge 1993
Wagyan Paradise Namco Super Famicom Cartridge 1994
Ms. Pac-man Namco Sega Mega Drive Cartridge 1995
Soulblade Namco Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1995
Ridge Racer Namco Sony Playstation CD-ROM 30 Sep 1995
Air Combat Namco Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM Oct 1995
Tekken Namco Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM Nov 1995
Tekken 2 Namco Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1996
Ridge Racer Revolution Namco Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1996
Rage Racer Namco Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1997
Klonoa Namco Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1997
Time Crisis (Platinum) Namco Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM Nov 1997
Time Crisis (Big Box) Namco Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM Nov 1997
Time Crisis Namco Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM Nov 1997
Libero Grande Namco Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1998
Tekken 3 Namco Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1998
Ridge Racer 64 Namco Nintendo 64 Cartridge 1999
Mr Driller (Disc only) Namco Sega Dreamcast GD-ROM 1999
Ridge Racer V Namco Sony Playstation 2 DVD 1999
Ridge Racer Type 4 Namco Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1 Sep 1999
Soul Calibur Namco Sega Dreamcast CD ROM 1 Dec 1999
MotoGP (NTSC) Namco Sony Playstation 2 DVD 2000
Tekken Tag Tournament Namco Sony Playstation 2 DVD 2000
Ace Combat 3 Namco Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 21 Jan 2000
Vampire Night Namco Sony Playstation 2 DVD 2001
Time Crisis: Project Titan Namco Sony PlayStation CD-ROM 2001
Namco Museum (US) Namco Nintendo Gamecube MiniDvd 2001
Dead To Rights Namco Microsoft Xbox DVD 2002
Ninja Assault Namco Sony Playstation 2 DVD 2002
Soul Calibur II Namco Microsoft Xbox DVD 2002
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Namco XBOX DVD-ROM 2002
Tekken 4 Namco Sony Playstation 2 DVD 13 Sep 2002
I-Ninja Namco Sony PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM 2003
SoulCalibur II (Disc Only) Namco Nintendo GameCube GameDisc 2003
MotoGP3 Namco PlayStation 2 DVD ROM 2003
Pac-Man Vs. / Pac-Man World 2 (US Import) Namco Nintendo Gamecube MiniDvd 2003
Soul Calibur II Namco Sony Playstation 2 DVD 2003
Time Crisis 3 Namco Sony Playstation 2 DVD 2003
Tekken 5 Namco Sony Playstation 2 DVD 15 Nov 2004
Ace Combat: Squadron Leader Namco Sony Playstation 2 Disc 18 Feb 2005
Ridge Racer Namco Sony PSP UMD Disk 29 Sep 2005
Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2 NAMCO BANDAI Sony Playstation 2 DVD 2006
Super Dragon Ball Z Namco Sony Playstation 2 DVD 2006
Ridge Racer 7 Namco Sony Playstation 3 Blu-Ray 23 Mar 2007
Family Ski & Snowboard Namco Nintendo Wii DVD 27 Feb 2009
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Namco Sony Playstation 3 BluRay Disk 5 Oct 2010
Dr. Kawashima's Body and Brain Exercises Namco Xbox 360 HD DVD 11 Feb 2011
SoulCALIBUR V Namco Bandai Games Sony PlayStation 3 Blu Ray 3 Feb 2012

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