Special Flag achievement in Xevious

Special Flag

Reveal a Special Flag!

Special Flag0
2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCollectable

How to unlock the Special Flag achievement

  • drabikdrabik358,993
    19 Feb 2011 19 Feb 2011 16 Nov 2011
    16 1 3
    The following is taken from http://strategywiki.org/wiki/Xevious/Walkthrough :

    - There are four secret flags that occur in the first 16 stages.
    - They always appear along the same horizontal strip of the stage, but their location within that strip is random.
    - In order to find it, you must carpet bomb the particular strip in order to expose the flag.
    - Finding the flag earns you 1000 points, but touching it earns you an extra life (or 10,000 points depending on the arcade dip switch setting).

    1. The first flag can be found along the leading edge of the first full length river in the first stage, as seen in the first picture below. Keep the target along the southern edge of the river or you will overshoot the flag.

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    2. The second flag lies along a line through the mouth of an inlet shown in the second picture. It is typically found in the right half of the screen, so start at the center and bomb to the left until you uncover it.

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    3. The third flag occurs in the large ocean after a mothership encounter. It lies along a line through the end of the longest pier. It can be anywhere on this line, so start bombing at one edge of the screen and continue all of the way to the other edge.

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    4. The fourth flag is hidden at the bottom of the tail feathers of the bird shown below. The bird shows up in the terrain during the second set of rotating walls.

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    As the other solutions suggest, it is easier to get the first flag by just replaying the first stage over and over. However, I thought that it would be useful to know where other flags can be found.

    Please either comment below or send me a Personal Message if you have any comments or improvements.

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    Host ChangeDo you shoot or bomb the area for the first flag in order to make it appear?
    Posted by Host Change on 04 May 13 at 01:02
    drabikYou must bomb the areas.
    Posted by drabik on 06 May 13 at 07:46
    AllgorhythmThumbs up but looks like the images are gone.
    Posted by Allgorhythm on 16 Nov 16 at 12:17
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  • ChardcoreChardcore883,176
    22 Nov 2008 14 Jul 2009
    10 3 1
    Special flags are hidden in certain areas of certain stages. You'll find them in areas 1, 3, 5, or 6. The one in area one is the easiest to get, though. Eventually you'll come to a river, and the flag is located somewhere along the horizontal plane of the river.

    Basically, this horizontal line:


    Indicates a horizontal line across the screen. The flag can be ANYWHERE on that horizontal plane, and you'll have to bomb it to find it. So basically, bomb the river left to right as fast as you can. If you don't get the flag, reload and try again.
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    troyoyI just got mine. What a pain in the butt. I would like to add that mine was out in the water a little ways. I think I was bombing too far from the shore this whole time.
    Posted by troyoy on 16 Nov 11 at 21:51
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