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7.9 out of 10

Ikaruga

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Best Manic Shooter.

Mitona , GameStop
3 April 2011
  • Summary: If i were to recommend one vertical or manic shooter, it would definitely be Ikaruga. It offers so much more than just the hectic dodging and shooting like other vertical shooters. Offering to switch from white to black is the perfect way for someone to either gain more points, or keeping it safe, making it perfect for hardcore gamers and casual ones. Playing with a friend is also a fun experience and i would highly recommend this title.
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Quite Possibly The Greatest Shooter Ever Made

G-FRESH , GameStop
17 January 2009
  • 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. The entire trick to the game though is the switching between your ships color black or white.
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Review – Ikaruga

pat, videolamer
10 August 2006
  • 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.  i played ikaruga orginally on the dreamcast, and, to me, it was well worth the trouble jay had to go through so i could play it.  the game itself is very tough, and  i didnt beat it until i earned quite a few continues.
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Superb game!

jugis, amazon.co.uk
23 September 2013
  • Summary: This game is just fantastic. Really simple but addicting... One of a kind experience. I haven't really had a game like this before, for it's just about 25 minutes long. But it is hard... even in easy mode I still keep on dying all the time, and there is still the chain combos that will keep you playing for tens of hours. Every wave of enemies is like a puzzle that you have to figure out and solve.
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A true Treasure

S C, amazon.co.uk
17 January 2007
  • Summary: Simply, its just a Unlooked treasure of a game. Myself and hundreds of others count ourselves lucky to play such a gem of a game! If its not too late, try this game, definitely one of the best games out there, and one of the best games on a truly unique console, the GC!
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Only for the hardcore

Bradass, Ciao
15 March 2006
  • Excerpt: "...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 last remaining ship of it's find in an effort to defeat an evil empire. It takes place across 5 huge levels packed with enemies and massive boss fights at the end of each level. Tapping or holding A fires your primary weapon and ammo for yoursecondary ...
  • Pros: Addictive, good potential for high - score junkies
  • Cons: Very difficult .
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The best!

M. A. Bartlett, amazon.co.uk
19 November 2005
  • Summary: I've always loved shooters like this and played them in the arcades (in the 80s and early 90s) all the time. R-type...1943 (i got to the last boss on 10p!)..Tiger Shark...but without doubt, this is the best shoot em up i've ever played. There were times early on when i felt like giving up on this (especially after seeing the high scores at ikaruga.co.uk) as it's a very tough game. At first some sections can seem overwhelmingly tough...
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Shoot your way through the Galaxy??

jamesmonk..., Ciao
20 November 2004
  • Excerpt: "...addictive and good fun, Would Ikaruga be a classic or a disappointment read on to find out! History ********* Ikaruga Created by Atari. Ikaruga first came out on the Dreamcast. Then the Gamecube in May 2003. The story ************ The story starts on a small island called Horai. But a man Tenro Horai discovered the power of the Gods, Ubusunagami Okinokai. Tenro Started to take over nations in the name of so called peace. A freedom Federation ...
  • Pros: Gameplay is top notch, good graphics and sound .
  • Cons: Very tough game .
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User Review

Ikaruga is an excellent game. Let me just get that out of the way. It's a beautifully crafted, complex, endlessly replayable masterpiece. A core idea, the ability to flip your ship, Sofa Cinema
12 November 2004
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Pure Gaming

Oliver Jackson, amazon.co.uk
22 September 2004
  • Summary: Treasure dazzle again with that special brand of gaming bliss fans have come to expect - frenzied 2D action with the emphasis on an addictive core gameplay mechanics, rather than superfluous graphical effects that have increasingly come to typify modern game development. Ikaruga is a game based on a single, maddeningly addictive concept, and a supremely realised risk/reward structure.
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