The Raiden mk-IIβ strikes at one of the giant bomber planes from the squadron Stymphalian Birds in Stage 4-A (2035 Portugal).

Welcome to Xeno Fighters R Wiki!

The Xeno Fighters R Wiki is an encyclopedia about the shoot-em-up fangame. It will serve as a compendium of information regarding the playable fighters, stages, and enemies in the game.


Xeno Fighters R is a homebrew SHMUP created by Alluro, also known as JudgeSpear. Other people assisting, including Obreck2 (whom Alluro worked with on another fangame project, Mushroom Kingdom Fusion); sprite artists Herr Schatten and Gun6; and technical assistants Twiddle, Skyknight, and nZero, make up Team XF. This project is currently under development.

This game is a tribute fangame to the Raiden Fighters series of top-down scrolling shooters by SEIBU KAIHATSU INC. It also incorporates a few elements from games by Psikyo, Raizing/8ing, and Cave.

The game boasts a roster of playable original ships, such as the balanced Amada Vipros, the fast Phyxius, the damage-dealing Zaiva, and the finesse Xelcor. It also features a varied array of guest fighters, serving as cameos from other SHMUP games, both well known and obscure. There is even a certain dual-type Electric/Flying Legendary Pokémon that appears as a guest fighter.

There will be 22 stages to play in the game. However, not all of these stages will be played through in one session. Stage progression is non-linear, meaning that the next stage depends on whether certain objectives are completed or failed. The optional EX Stages serve as a challenge for the experienced SHMUP player, as well as unlocking the guest fighters.

The plot of Xeno Fighters R involves BRES, a group of humans subverted and corrupted by a race of hostile extraterrestrials known as the Keto, launching attacks against the forces of ATHENA through various periods in Earth's war history. The guest fighters and the EX Stages do not have any connection to the plot, except for the lact ones, since that they are places where the player ends up due to rifts in the space-time continoum.

Xeno Fighters R has a long development history, starting in 1998.

What's New On Xeno Fighters R Wiki

  • January 6, 2011: The next beta version, v0.10, is underway, with a release expected at the end of the month.
  • February 11, 2010: Xeno Fighters R v0.6 Beta has been released! News and download links at the SHMUPS Forums XF-R development topic.
  • February 2, 2010: The game has undergone another name change to Xeno Fighters R. This game is now no longer a remake of Xeno Fighters EX, but more of a revival. This Wiki's name has been changed to reflect the project's new name.
  • Front page got a major makeover. New video gallery showcasing the game's development.
  • Each ship page now has its own infobox, which briefly summarizes the ship's details.
  • Latest Activity On The Wiki
New pages

Latest Project Video

Xeno Fighters R Stage 9 (BRES Colony) Rev 2 WIP

Xeno Fighters R Stage 9 (BRES Colony) Rev 2 WIP

External Links

Xeno Fighters Home Colony: A new forum for the game.

Development topic at forums: The original online discussion for the project's development.


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