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Xevious vs. Zanac

Xevious Zanac Arcade Shooter Flying

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Poll: Xevious vs. Zanac (9 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is the better shooter?

  1. Xevious (3 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Zanac (6 votes [66.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

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Posted Sun Dec 8, 2013 12:31 PM

Played Zanac last night and found I actually like it better than Xevious. In my opinion, Zanac is better.

#2 fiddlepaddle OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Dec 8, 2013 1:19 PM

Ah, yes, NES shooters.  Zanac (NES) is a very good game.  Also play Gradius, Legendary Wings, Starship Hector, Star Force, Star Soldier, and Abadox.

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Posted Sun Dec 8, 2013 1:53 PM

I played lots of Zanac (MSX) and Zanac Ex (MSX2). You might also like Aleste.

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Posted Sun Dec 8, 2013 2:04 PM

Oh lord, this isn't even a contest. Not only is Zanac superior to Xevious, but the Aleste series (Zanac, MUSHA, Space Megaforce, Blazing Lazers) is consistently better than the Xevious franchise. Much props to Xevious for getting the ball rolling on the vertically scrolling shooter genre, though.


You ever play the Sprite-themed version of Xevious that was on the Japanese Coca-Cola web site? That was a surreal experience...

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Posted Sun Dec 8, 2013 2:31 PM

I agree with Jess. The Aleste series is just quality stuff. Don't forget Robo Aleste on Sega CD! I love Blazing Lasers; wasn't there another T16/PC Engine game in that series, or just many others that were very similar. Don't forget the Star Soldier games!

Parodius also has a spot on my list of favorites, but I know its horizontal.

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