Ikaruga

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Game name Ikaruga
First released on
Thursday 20th of December 2001
2001-12-20
Genres Arcade, Indie, Puzzle, Shooter
Age ratings PEGI Three · ESRB E10 (Fantasy Violence)
Game modes Single player, Split screen
Publisher(s) Atari, ESP Software, Nicalis, Inc., Sega, Treasure
Developer(s) G.rev, Treasure
Platform(s) Arcade, DC, NGC, xla, Android, PC, Switch, PS4
Views 396 times
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Ikaruga Summary

In this vertical scrolling spaceship shooter, you control a ship that can change its polarity at will. As blue/white, the ship can easily destroy red/black enemies, and visa versa. Bullets of your polarity can be collected to fuel your missile gauge, but those opposite will kill you. Destroying an enemy ship will make them drop points for you to pick up, but they are polarized, too. Different difficulties exist to change exactly how you interact with polarized points, or how they appear. Ikaruga is a balls-hard shmup with lots of difficulty even at the easiest level, and lots of replay value for those willing to face the challenge.

Ikaruga releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag Worldwide Thursday 20th of December 2001 Arcade
Flag Worldwide Thursday 5th of September 2002 Dreamcast
Flag Japan Thursday 16th of January 2003 Nintendo GameCube
Flag North America Tuesday 15th of April 2003 Nintendo GameCube
Flag Europe Friday 23rd of May 2003 Nintendo GameCube
Flag Worldwide Wednesday 9th of April 2008 Xbox Live Arcade
Flag Worldwide Friday 18th of January 2013 Android
Flag Worldwide Tuesday 18th of February 2014 PC (Microsoft Windows)
Flag Worldwide Tuesday 29th of May 2018 Nintendo Switch
Flag Worldwide Friday 29th of June 2018 PlayStation 4

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