Xevious is one of the early arcades that Namco developed that was ported to the NES. There's not much to say about this game because of its simplistic gameplay. Basically, you go around in a ship called Solvalou shooting enemy ships. The main goal is to get to the fortress and destroy it, but you can easily skip it. Despite its simple gameplay, the game was ported to many consoles, and there are even remakes still being developed to this day. This was one of the games that was licensed for the NES that Namco developed. Usually, they had Tengen publish their games.
The NES version of Xevious was programmed by Kazuo Kurosu, with sound effects by Nobuyuki Ohnogi, assisted by Masanobu Endoh and Haruhisa Udagawa and tested by Shidashi Yamamo.
In Japan, a sequel was released called Super Xevious: Ganpu no Nazo.
There's not really any music to speak of; just the game start music and the in-game music which can get annoying very fast because it's about a 5 second loop. The two name entry themes from the arcade version were omitted from the NES version for unknown reasons.
The music is featured on the Famicom Game Music DVD, but there is no official title for the tracks. The DVD only has one track called ゼビウス ゲームプレイ (Xevious Gameplay).
Though the game was later released for the Famicom Disk System, that version does not take advantage of the RP2C33, and uses the exact audio in the NES version.
|01||Start Music||Yuriko Keino||Nobuyuki Ohnogi||0:06||Download|
|02||In-Game Music||Yuriko Keino||Nobuyuki Ohnogi||0:16||Download|
|03||Extend Sound||Yuriko Keino||Nobuyuki Ohnogi||0:01||Download|
- Recorder: Doommaster1994
- ROM Credits:
(Source, Verification from Yuriko Keino.)
There are no credits in the game itself. However, the game's ROM image contains a full staff list of credits. Nobuyuki Ohnogi is credited for sound, which most likely means he was the arranger as well, interesting, as Namco usually had the composers of the arcade versions of their games at the time convert their compositions over to other the consoles that they worked on.
Yuriko Keino has confirmed in various interviews that she composed the music and sound to the original arcade version.
- Development of NES Xevious (In Japanese):