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xbat - A Xevious-like classic arcade game
xbat - [options]
Xbat is a fast moving action game for X11. Xbat closely resembles the
classic arcade game Xevious. While navigating his Solvalou, the player
must survive waves of enemy airships, occasionally meeting up with a
"boss-ship" at the end of a level.
-h | -help
Print usage summary
-dc Use default colormap
-g Auto fire
-hs High speed mode
-r Exchange [x] and [z] keys
Set game level 0:easy, 1:normal, 2:difficult, 3:more difficult,
Set wait 0:no wait - 10:slowest
The aim of the game is to penetrate deep into occupied territory and
defeat any enemy troops that are encountered on the way.
Flying a spacecraft onto the enemy base, the player must withstand
waves of airborne attack vessels. From the ground, enemy bases fire
missiles at the spacecraft.
Enemy airships can be fired at with air-to-air missiles. Ground
targets can be engaged using laser guided bombs.
When an enemy base-ship appears, it can only be destroyed by carefully
dropping a bomb into one of its exposed exhaust vents.
When the playerâ€™s spacecraft is hit by another flying object or a
missile, the ship is destroyed. If any ships are still left, the game
is continued at about the same place on the map.
At the start of the game, the player is equipped with an initial number
of spacecrafts. When all of these have been destroyed, the game is
over. By exceeding certain score levels, extra ships can be earned
[s] Start or pause [q],[Esc] Quit [c] Setup (at title screen
Cursor keys, number keys or [i][j][k][l][m]
Movement keys are assigned as follows:
[Left],[j], Move ship to the left
[Right],[l], Move ship to the right
[Up],[i], Move ship forward
[Down],[k],[m],, Move ship backward
[Ctrl],[z] Drop a bomb
[Space],[x] Fire missile
The novel Fardraut Saga written by Masanobu Endoh (unknown edition) -
if you can find it.
Noriaki Ozawaâ€™s Xevious Homepage at:
No sound support.
Someone reported problems getting multiple simultaneous keypresses
Please report all bugs to the Debian Bug Tracking System (see:
Masanobu Endo conceived Xevious (C) 1983 Namco.
Yuuji Waizumi <email@example.com> wrote xbat.
Joost Kooij <firstname.lastname@example.org> packaged xbat for Debian and wrote this
manpage. Sam Hocevar <email@example.com> adopted the package and updated
31 May 2003 XBAT(6)