Xevious (ARC)

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Xevious - ARC.jpeg
Platform: ARC
Year: 1982
Developer: Namco

Xevious is a vertical-shooting game developed by Namco designed by Masanobu Endoh. When it came to the USA, Atari published the game. In Brazil, the arcade cabinet says the game is called Columbia, but the game itself is called Xevious. The game also uses the same hardware as Galaga, another game Namco developed. You play as a ship called Solvalou and your mission is to destroy a bunch of alien ships and make it to the evil fortress which you must destroy. Despite its simplistic game play, the game was really successful and not only was ported to almost every console and computer at the time, but also spawned a slough of remakes and sequels.


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The title screen.
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There's not a whole lot to offer in the audio department. There's only four songs. Though there are two different name entry songs that play depending on your ranking which is unique for its time.

Since this is an early arcade game when credits weren't common, this game lacks them. We have received verification from Fukashi Ohmorita and Yuriko Keino herself that she is the composer, as this was her first game at Namco.

The names of the songs come from the Xevious (Game Sound Effect) album on iTunes. The album also contains recordings of the game's sound effects.

The music will not loop unless it's in-game, and in-game the sound effects get in the way of the music.


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There are issues with the timing of this recording.

# Title ComposerArrangerProgrammer Length Listen Download
01 Start Music Yuriko KeinoUnknownUnknown 0:06
02 In-Game Music Yuriko KeinoUnknownUnknown 0:03
03 Extend Sound Yuriko KeinoUnknownUnknown 0:01
04 Name Entry (1st) Yuriko KeinoUnknownUnknown 0:05
05 Name Entry (2nd-5th) Yuriko KeinoUnknownUnknown 0:06


(Verification from composer; game lacks credits)

Game Rip





The music has yet to be ripped. The current recording was made while playing the game.

Audio Devices

Xevious uses a Namco WSG clocked at 96 kHz for audio.


  Japan.svg   Japan
Title: ゼビウス (Xevious)
Platform: Arcade
Released: 1982-??-??
Publisher: Namcot, Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
Xevious - ARC.jpeg
Title: Xevious
Platform: Arcade
Released: 1982-??-??
Publisher: Atari Games Corporation