Summary: If you're a shoot 'em up fan and have yet to play Ikaruga...HUGE SHAME ON YOU. It was made by 2D gods Treasure and if that doesn't sell you... nothing will. Ikaruga has you playing as a pilot who has to (yet again) save the world.
Conclusion: terrific game. ive started playing more shooters (castle shikigami, gradius V, nanostray, etc) recently, and i think a lot of it is to try to recapture this game. unfortunately most others (gradius is an exception) pale in comparison.
Excerpt: Make no mistake about this game, it is very, very, VERY difficult. Having played many Shmups in my time, I can safely say that Ikaruga is one of the hardest. Ok, the basics. Ikaruga is a vertically scrolling space shooter (in a similar vein to R-Type and gradius) in which you control "Ikaruga" the...
Pros: Addictive, good potential for high - score junkies
Excerpt: I first got Ikuruga for Christmas 2003, I had seen this game in the shops and didn't have much money so I had to wait until Christmas to get it, I was really excited getting this game I remember playing these kind of spaceship shooter-em-ups in the arcades and they were really addictive and good...
Pros: Gameplay is top notch, good graphics and sound .
Summary: Wow...... What a game! Initially this game destroys you with it's difficulty but with repeated plays you realise the genius behind it as you progress further. The graphics are amazing, they've got a definate style about them and the amount of sprites the game chucks out later on is mind boggling.
Summary: I will review that game from my import japanese version on Dreamcast as a reference, i can tell you right away that game is absolutly amazing, from the GRAPHICS to the very accurate CONTROLS that makes the gameplay realy enjoyable.
Summary: YES!!! Thank you Infogrames! This game is a real gem. Originally published in Japan for the now (sadly) defunct Sega Dreamcast, it sold by the bucket load. Apparantly almost every Dreamcast owner in Japan had a copy. No wonder there was a shortage!
Summary: The Gamecube may not be short on classic/arcade games, but Ikaruga blows the competition away. With it's simple yet highly immersive gameplay and beautiful visuals, Ikaruga is a must have for all thos retro junkies out there.