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Ikaruga
7.5 out of 10

Ikaruga

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
1 June 2005
  • Excerpt: You aren't hardcore. You don't deserve to call yourself that. What makes me think so? One game, my friend, one game.
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Overall 7
7.2
Gameplay 8
7.8
Graphics 7
6.7
Sound 7
6.7
Lifespan 9
8.9

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PALgaming
25 March 2005
  • Summary: karuga is a game more suited to 'old-skool' gamers who grew up with 2D shooters such as Gradius and 1942 due to it's constant barrage of fire, action and concentration. Casual gamers may find the game is too much for them due to it's gameplay but the fact of the matter is Ikaruga is a fantastically...
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Overall 8
8.4

Ikaruga

Gaming Evolution
5 June 2004
  • Conclusion: So yes, if you are ever in the presence of the game, and have the oppurtunity to buy it, I would do so. It's a really fun game, with loads of challenge. It's also pretty rare these days, so if you are lucky enough to see one, just go for it.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 7
7.0

Ikaruga

Nintendo World Report
11 May 2003
  • Summary: Jeepers! This game is pretty hard!
  • Pros: Cleverly designed color and chain systems, Easy to understand; <S>probably impossible</S> difficult to master, Net ranking, Superb presentation
  • Cons: Endless frustration, cursing, ripping hair out, Getting a proper screen proportion could be annoying, This is a game for hardcore, perfectionist gamers and them alone
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 5
5.0
Control 10
10
Replay value 9
8.5

Ikaruga

Project COE
15 April 2003
  • Conclusion: You can also master the game using other advanced techniques. One of them is called “Bullet Eater”. The goal of this technique is to play the game without firing shots, you just try to stay alive and absorb the enemy bullets.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 8
8.0

Ikaruga

Nintendo World Report
16 March 2003
  • Summary: With about a month to go before Ikaruga’s North American debut, see what you should expect from this old-school 2D shooter, and whether you should go ahead and import.
  • Pros: Great graphics, Innovative gameplay mechanics, Tight level design and frantic action
  • Cons: Few options or extras, Very limited appeal
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Overall 7
7.0

Ikaruga

Sofa Cinema
17 October 2004
Overall 7
7.0

Ikaruga

Sofa Cinema
17 October 2004
Overall 7
7.0

Ikaruga (GameCube)

Gamecell
29 May 2004
  • Conclusion: Ikaruga is an essential purchase if you like games of this type, but if you're not a fan of the genre then just don't bother. The same applies if you're just a casual gamer, this a is very hardcore game, plenty of late nights can be spent on JUST trying to get to the next stage, or beat your latest...
  • Pros: Best 2D shooter on the Gamecube., Great fun., Brilliant Graphics.
  • Cons: Not for casual gamers., Hard to stop playing., Can be frustrating at times.
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Overall 9
8.5

Ikaruga Review

PALGN
8 May 2004
  • Summary: Ikaruga brings the 2D shooter to the Gamecube. Is it a welcome fresh breath of 'old-school' air, or something that should have been left in the past?
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