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If we table Bob's games, is Xevious the best 7800 shooter? If not, what do you guys think it is?

 

 

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I never got into Xevious but I really enjoyed the video. It was informative and the perfect length for these types of reviews. As far as shooters for the 7800 go, Centipede (if that counts) is my favorite. I'd probably go with Galaga second.

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I never got into Xevious but I really enjoyed the video. It was informative and the perfect length for these types of reviews. As far as shooters for the 7800 go, Centipede (if that counts) is my favorite. I'd probably go with Galaga second.

 

Especially with the co op multiplayer. I just usually put Centipede in its own category of awesome. :)

 

@gorfcadet Great game!This game took a lot of my quarters back in the day. Enjoyed your video. Cheers!

 

Thank you for the kind words! :) And yeah, it syphoned a lot of my quarters too.

 

One day we will be able to save our scores!

 

So ready for that! :)

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One day we will be able to save our scores!

 

So ready for that! :)

 

Regarding high score saving under Xevious, it is the only title from the original line-up which also features a melody playing in the background while the entry is being added.

 

It can viewed @ ~4:55 mark in the below video:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_1v1JZR6LU

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The only issue I have with the video is doesn't show the Rally-X flags or the Sol Citadels. Even today, there are players that played in the past that don't know about those.

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The only issue I have with the video is doesn't show the Rally-X flags or the Sol Citadels. Even today, there are players that played in the past that don't know about those.

 

Sweet! I wasn't aware of this. :thumbsup:

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The only issue I have with the video is doesn't show the Rally-X flags or the Sol Citadels. Even today, there are players that played in the past that don't know about those.

 

That's a good point. I found multiple citadels and one flag, but somehow missed using them in the footage. Maybe I'll upload a video spotlighting a few locations of those often missed bits.

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You should mention that four flags that are on a random horizontal line and you can bomb the flags once uncovered for extra points.

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You should mention that four flags that are on a random horizontal line and you can bomb the flags once uncovered for extra points.

Wait.. You can bomb the flags? You have to fly over the flags to get an extra life. Are you confusing the flags with the citadels that you have to bomb to uncover, then bomb again to destroy?

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No, you can bomb the flags for extra points. It doesn't destroy them if that's what you're thinking. In fact, you can bomb them one or two more times. This works for the arcade version too.

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No, you can bomb the flags for extra points. It doesn't destroy them if that's what you're thinking. In fact, you can bomb them one or two more times. This works for the arcade version too.

I'll have to try that! I never heard of this one!

 

Of course finding the flags is tough.

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I'll have to try that! I never heard of this one!

 

Of course finding the flags is tough.

 

TIL

 

I knew there was buried stuff, but this is Next Level. :-)

 

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It would have been amazing to have Xevious as a 2P co-op mode ala Centipede. Is that possible as a hack or homebrew?

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Another thing I do remember is a bug with the area with two motherships. I think the bug was with the second mothership. Sometimes after destroying the second mothership, the ship would just fly back to life with the top piece missing and you can bomb it again.

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I love Xevious. Was one of the first 7800 games I bought and one of my initial favorites. Still play it from time to time.

If you like 7800 shooters, try and track this guy down:

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Xevious is definitely a classic, but Plutos and Sirius are the best 7800 shoot'em ups, hands down, imo... POKEY music would have been nice, though.

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Great production as always! Nice praise for a great game.

 

Check your facts though. Xevious for the 7800 was released in 1986. You’ll notice the original 1984 copyright date on the title screen. I think this may have been an original Warner-era test market release in 1984 as well.

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Great production as always! Nice praise for a great game.

 

Check your facts though. Xevious for the 7800 was released in 1986. You’ll notice the original 1984 copyright date on the title screen. I think this may have been an original Warner-era test market release in 1984 as well.

 

I know. I'm just going by the release date Al has on the info page for the game. Is there somewhere else I should be looking? I've had folks tell me my dates are off before, but I wasn't sure if I should trust the title screens or AA's release info.

 

http://atariage.com/software_page.php?SoftwareLabelID=716

 

Thanks for the praise. This week is Crossbow and I really had fun playing that one. Now I need to buy a light gun!

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7800 Xevious is so sweet. I love the hardest difficulty mode- I think it might be the only Xevious version that lets you dial it up to that intensity, including arcade..? I'll watch the vid tonight!

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If we table Bob's games, is Xevious the best 7800 shooter? If not, what do you guys think it is?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaIadXb01bY

 

Hope everyone is doing well! If you have time to like my video or subscribe, that is appreciated. :)

Im going with Centipede- I adore that mo fo. Especially in two player.

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TIL

 

I knew there was buried stuff, but this is Next Level. :-)

 

 

I was playing Xevious at Galloping Ghost last week, and I found the first three flags! I was hyped!

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