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Game Box for Ikaruga (PC)


Re-edition of the popular shumpa. We sit at the controls of a futuristically designed fighter, eliminating enemy units appearing on the screen. We play alone or work with a second player in cooperation.

Action | science fiction | 2D | multiplayer | for 2 people | shoot 'em up | splitscreen

Ikaruga cover

developer: Treasure

publisher: Treasure

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2

game release date:











The Japanese arcade hit Ikaruga comes to Xbox LIVEŽ Arcade! Treasure's award-winning scrolling shooter brings a tactical twist to the genre with its yin-and-yang gameplay: the color of your ship determines your effect on enemies. In this polarized system, enemy ships and their bullets are one of two colors. Attack an enemy of the opposite color for extra damage. Absorb enemy fire of the same color as your ship, and use the energy for a special attack. Destroy multiple enemies of the same color to score a chaining bonus. Play solo or cooperatively, and use your polarity to achieve victory!

* Co-op play: Multiplayer support for two-player co-op offline or over Xbox LIVE allows you to clear the levels with a friend.

* Video replay: Record your best moves and replay them to awe your friends.

* Arcade shoot-'em-up action: Five full classic and exciting levels are coupled with twelve new achievements to master.

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

System requirements

Nintendo GameCube

Nintendo GameCube

  • Uses:
  • memory card
Microsoft Xbox 360

Microsoft Xbox 360

  • Uses:
  • Xbox Live
PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 7600 GT or better)
  • 512 MB HDD
  • Windows XP(SP3)/Vista(SP2)/7(SP1)/8
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