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Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.7
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.7
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Commodore User (Jan, 1987)
In fairness the graphics do quickly improve. The Xevious Attack Ships are nicely drawn and the spinning mirrors are excellent. [...] Xevious has plenty to recommend it. With one or two reservations I would say the programmers have achieved a reasonably accurate conversion. The real point about the game is that it has been superceded by a new generation of coin-op shoot 'em ups.
Happy Computer (Mar, 1987)
Die von uns geteteste C64-Version ist eine recht saubere Umsetzung des Automaten. Allerdings hätte man sich bei der Grafik etwas mehr Mühe geben können. Eine etwas unglückliche Farbwahl hat zur Folge, daß man gegnerische Schüsse nur schwer sehen kann. Auch musikalisch ist das Ganze recht langweilig. Absolut unverzeihlich ist bei Xevious das Fehlen einer High-Score-Liste. Warum die Programmierer nicht daran gedacht haben, wissen nur die xevianischen Götter. Ansonsten ist Xevious technisch bei weitem nicht so gut wie Terra Creasta, dafür aber einfacher. Auch Anfänger können sich bis zum ersten Mutterschiff durchschießen. Xevious ist kein Meisterwek, aber für Fans des Automaten interessant.
Zzap! (Feb, 1987)
The arcade version of Xevious is graphically pretty and fun to play. The official Commodore conversion however, is graphically awful and very dull to play. The background graphics are really dire and they look muddled and unclear. Colour is used unimaginatively. The sprites are terrible, lacking colour and definition, and everything wobbles as it moves. The spaceship is very sluggish to respond to the joystick and it moves very slowly. Consequently the original game's addictive qualities are lost. Why this is so bad is a complete mystery to me - it could of been so much better, especially if you compare it with the standards set by Light Force. If you want a good shoot 'em up forget this garbage and look elsewhere.