Xevious (NES)

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Developer(s) Namco Bandai Games
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai Games
Platform(s) Virtual Console, NES
Release date(s) NES
JP November 8, 1984
NA September, 1988
EU October 25, 1989
Virtual Console
EU/AUS January 12, 2007
NA January 15, 2007
JP December 12, 2006
KO July 29. 2008
Genre(s) Shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods Wii Remote, GameCube Controller, Classic Controller
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Xevious (NES)
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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."

NES Global Problems


Problems that may occur with any NES title on Dolphin are listed below.

DirectX with NES Games

Most NES games suffer strange graphical issues when using the DirectX backend with some graphics drivers; notably NVIDIA. This is a driver bug.

As of 5.0-4869, the D3D driver bugs can be worked around by setting Ubershaders to Exclusive/Synchronous (Ubershaders). It's unknown what exactly is going on with the driver that's causing Exclusive Ubershaders/Synchronous (Ubershaders) to work properly.

This seems to have been rectified at some point, though it's unclear what resolved it.


This title does not have any additional game-specific problems.


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Xevious since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21148 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

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