Conclusion: Sadly, though, some of this engaging gameplay is sullied by that annoying ticking timer. Due to the fact that you’re racing against the clock, you often don’t have the time necessary to really plan how you’d like to tackle the increasingly complex puzzles.
Conclusion: It is one of the most unique shooters I have ever played, a veritable classic that stands up next to the likes of Radiant, Battle Garrega & Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire with its head held high. I would like to thank you all for taking the time to read this review.
Excerpt: The thing about Ikaruga that's hard to get when you first see it is how deep it is. On the surface, it's a relatively short, extremely challenging shoot-'em-up, and is one of the last of its kind to have anything resembling a high concept.
Summary: Ikaruga on Xbox Live Arcade is by far the best version of the game yet. There is some slight slowdown, graphic glitches, and the Xbox 360 controls aren’t always best suited. The online co-op, leaderboards, and replay saving can’t be beat at only 800 points ($10) making this a XBLA must have.
Pros: Easy to learn, frantic, intense gameplay, Co-op
Summary: Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade has brought back several great games and updated them with new visuals and improved gameplay. Almost six years since after its first release in Japan, Ikaruga has come home to roost on the Xbox 360, bringing another legendary shooting experience to Microsoft's online...
Pros: Gameplay is timeless and satisfying, Visuals look more stunning than ever, Excellent synthesized soundtrack, Satisfying shooting experience, Cheapest way to experience Ikaruga
Cons: Frame rate dips from past versions have not been corrected, Some users may experience unwanted drift in the controls
Excerpt: “` Treasure’s Ikaruga has moved from the Dreamcast and Gamecube onto the Xbox Live Arcade. The transition has added a few new additions, such as online co-op, leaderboards, and replays, to what was already a solid title “` I karuga seems to simply throw you into the deep end, and then laugh at you...
Excerpt: Chegou ao Live uma das melhores obras da Treasure. Um jogo de culto. Um shooter de luxo. Ikaruga nasceu para as arcadas, passou pela Dreamcast, teve direito a uma adaptação GameCube e acaba de dar entrada nas hostes do Live Arcade, tornando-se num essencial da consola norte-americana.
Excerpt: Ikaruga débarque sur GameCube ravivant ainsi la flamme du shoot'em up dans le coeur de nombreux joueurs. Ce classique de l'arcade (également sorti sur Dreamcast l'année dernière au Japon) se révèle diablement efficace et démontre brillamment qu'il est encore possible de surprendre dans un genre...