The first entry in the brand new MSX Freestyle category, ΧΙ∧∃Χ (Zevimodoki) by GW's Workshop is a homage to Namco classic Xevious. Xevious also got an MSX release, which was an interesting joint effort between Namco and Compile. Notable as well is Zemina's Xevious Micro.

After the example of its inspirator, this game has some easter eggs in store for the dedicated and exploring player.

Are you working on an MSX game, or even have one finished? Please consider to submit your work as an entry for this legendary MSX contest, and have the guarantee of a wide audience as possible, gain the attention of potential cartridge producers and even contend to win some prizes!

Relevant link: MSXdev'17 - ΧΙ∧∃Χ (Zevimodoki)

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Comments (17)

By QBee Sam

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22-03-2017, 23:18

Well done, is a nice game i've been playing the most lately.

By Vampier

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23-03-2017, 06:02

Maybe do a check if an MSX1 is found... if so write on screen that the screen is only MSX2 and above (on error gosub routine in the loader)

By valkyre

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23-03-2017, 07:56

Great addition to the comp.

By Meits

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23-03-2017, 11:50

Very nice gameplay.
The music is already 100% better than Xevious.

By Hydragon

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23-03-2017, 15:21

a replay was also made: https://youtu.be/dHHkIQnBpUA

By santiontanon

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23-03-2017, 15:41

I just gave it a try! Very nice, and plays very fluid! Good job! Big smile

By Pippo

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23-03-2017, 21:21

This Xevious-like game is really very cool! Big smile
Very good work! Smile

By N.I

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27-03-2017, 05:34

I was impressed by the coolness of the boss. Shocked!

By ghost_jp

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28-03-2017, 03:12

I'm very delighted that guys seem to enjoy my ΧΙ∧∃Χ . Well, I respectfully announce a minor version up will be available soon, featuring as follows.

- Implemented sprite rotator.
It improves disappearance of horizontal sprites, especially enemies' bullets.
- Added a new enemy; type-B.
It is equivalent to GARU ZAKATO of XEVIOUS. I'm sure no explanation is needed any more.
- Implemented MSX version check while loading, thanks for Vampier's intelligent quip.

And let me lead you to the soundtrack video on my YouTube channel. You can enjoy watching battles in higher level even if you can not reach there by your self.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIbq0oMP45g

By the way, has anybody brought down the boss protected by three revolving gears?

By JohnHassink

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29-03-2017, 18:55

@ ghost_jp: Those sound like great updates to an already very nice game! Smile
Speaking of Xevious, do any of you guys know about XVM (エックス・ブイ・エム)?
You can read about it here:
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/xevious/xevious2.htm

By ghost_jp

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29-03-2017, 23:47

JohnHassink wrote:

Speaking of Xevious, do any of you guys know about XVM (エックス・ブイ・エム)?

Of course I know. And then I was sure XVM also came after XeVious Modoki. As Naoki wrote in the other topic, "modoki" means "imitation" in Japanese. I wonder, comparison of Xevious clones or homages including mine, clearly shows what is the essential of Xevious like shooter for each author at least.

By ray2day

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30-03-2017, 22:09

Cool vertical Zanac / Xevious like SHMUP !! Cool

VERY GOOD! I LIKE IT!

By ghost_jp

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03-04-2017, 11:51

I respectfully announce ΧΙ∧∃Χ ver. 1.10 was released on MSXdev'17 website.

And then, now you can enjoy a replay video titled "maximum difficulty" on my YouTube channel. You can watch the maximum difficulty of the game even if you can not reach to the level by yourself. Thanks.

By Imanok

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07-04-2017, 10:45

Great work Nobuaki! It's great you decided to join the contest at last Smile

By ghost_jp

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08-04-2017, 01:20

Oh, my dear David! If you didn't have strongly recommended me to join in the contest, the game would have had been stored only on my YouTube channel. As the result I got much more positive response than I expected. That made me surprised with a great pleasure. Not only that, but you gave me the most helpful suggestions to the beta version. Everyone should know Imanok is the second parent of this game.

By Imanok

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10-04-2017, 09:39

ghost_jp wrote:

Not only that, but you gave me the most helpful suggestions to the beta version. Everyone should know Imanok is the second parent of this game.

That's too much! Big smile Big smile Big smile

I just did a few suggestions. Anyway, I'm happy you are into MSX development again Wink

By LeandroCorreia

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05-09-2017, 01:33

I'm curious... But I cannot run it on BlueMSX. Any tips?

My MSX profile