Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date


  • US Sep 1988
  • JP 8th Nov 1984

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 15th Jan 2007, 500 points
  • EU 12th Jan 2007, 500 points
  • JP 2nd Dec 2006, 500 points

Wii U (Wii U eShop)

  • JP 27th Apr 2013, ¥500
  • EU 9th May 2013, £3.49
  • US 9th May 2013, $4.99

Nintendo Switch Online (Subscription)

  • 16th Mar 2023
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  • Review Xevious (Wii U eShop / NES)

    An early vertical scrolling classic

    When Xevious hit arcades in 1982 it represented one of the first vertical shoot 'em ups of its kind. Not only that, but the game introduced a second bombing mechanic to give it a little more flare. After seeing a handful of home releases, it sprang upon the NES system with a vengeance and once again showed that...

  • Review Xevious (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

    Golden oldie

    Following its success with Pac-Man and Galaga in the arcades, it seemed that Namco was unstoppable. The release of Xevious only helped to cement this idea: it was first one of the earliest examples of a vertical scrolling shooter and innovative for its time. The action in Xevious takes place on two parallel plains; your spacecraft gets...

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About The Game

Control your Solvalou ship and destroy the Xevious forces! Use zapper missiles against air-based enemies and blaster bombs against ground-based targets. Destroy Andor Genesis to earn bonus points!

Unique enemies, interesting BGM, a variety of vertically scrolling background environments and many hidden gameplay features differentiated Xevious from other shooting games released at the time. Xevious was released on the NES in 1989 and became an instant classic.

In a 2-player game, players take turns to control their Solvalou ships. Change players when a ship is lost. 2 controllers are required for a 2-player game.