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Side scrolling space shooter. Blast your way through the marauding alien fleet to meet the boss man. The excellent backdrops, techno-music score, and meaty sound effects make it impressive. Despite this, the game play is OK too.

Xexex was produced by Konami in 1991.

Konami released 433 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Xexex was produced include: Woo Yah Taa, Trigon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game, Surprise Attack, Punk Shot, Bells & Whistles, Crime Fighters 2, Detana!! Twin Bee, Rollergames, and Simpsons, The



Name Xexex
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10507
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire|Flint Control
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

A combination of technological and biological attacks, caused by an opposing force, has placed the planet E-Square in jeopardy. The Princess Elaine is now their prisoner, and it is now up to your ship, the MF-01 Flintlock with its special biological Flint, to stop the invasion and then undo the damage to Planet E-Square.

The backgrounds are very distinctive in this game. The 3-D burning fires of space on the first stage is amazing and the rendered rotating planet on the second stage is pretty cool too.

Game Play

You play with only one ship, but the Flintlock is heavily armored and capable of withstanding significant damage before exploding. The energy gague shows how much more damage can be absorbed, but power-ups can be collected along the way to recharge the shields.

The Flint you normally carry with you is indestructible and provides one of your most versatile weapons. Control of the Flint is very similar to that of the Pods of the R-Type series. Pressing the second button once shoots the Flint forward. Once released, it will reach out with its arm(s) and attempt to attack the enemy. It has no guns of its own, so you need to shoot it near an enemy to be effective. Pressing the button again will recall the Flint. United with the Flint, you can charge shots that are released as powerful energy extensions of the Flint's arm(s).

Power-ups found along the way can improve your guns, shields, missiles, or Flint (giving it additional arms up to a maximum of three).

Many times, you will encounter purple biomasses. While some of them float on their own, others are attached to ships or obstacles. Attack the biomasses to destroy the ship or obstacle.

Xexex KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.40 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.40

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 0.00

Gameplay -1.00
Graphics -1.00
Originality -1.00
Sound/Music -1.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Xexex Census

There are 14,743 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,468 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,437 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Common - There are 33 known instances of this machine owned by Xexex collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 31 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Xexex circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Xexex. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Xexex boards sets.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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