|Console||Arcade (Namco Galaga)|
Xevios is a vertical-scrolling shooter published by Watson Corp. in 1983. It is a bootleg of Namco's arcade game Xevious, featuring identical gameplay and graphics. Two versions of the game exist - one of which has a copyright of "1980 WATSON CORP", and the other having a date of 1983, the same year Xevious was released in Japan. The game was shown in early issues of Namco's official press literature Namco Community Magazine NG that warned players of bootleg copies of Namco games, with Xevios being listed.
An easter egg in the game is presented at the start of the game - bombing a certain area of the trees reveals a message stating "DEAD COPY production/copy under NAMCO program", indicating the title was a bootleg. This feature would be replicated in Namco Museum DS, being a selectable feature in the options menu for Xevious.
- Namco Community Magazine NG issue 1 (1983)