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Ikaruga on Steam Greenlight
Posted by Lazlo Falconi
Posted on 11 October, 2013 at 9:59PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0
Ikaruga on Steam Greenlight

It's no secret that we here at Retro of the Week love our Dreamcast games. Either in their natural habitat or ported to other, more successful consoles, the Dreamcast had a huge library of great games. One of those beloved titles is Ikaruga, an extremely fast vertical arcade shooter with a rather interesting play concept. Instead of just shooting at everything you see, and avoiding obstacles, you have to switch the polarity of your ship to either destroy opposite colored enemies, or absorb similar colored weapons to charge your own. The game play is fast, hard, and fun

But what if I were to tell you that soon, Ikaruga will be available on PC through Steam? That's just what the group over at RetroCollect told us last week, and we can't be more excited about it! Although it hasn't been officially approved, Ikaruga is currently on Steam Greenlight, and judging by the positive reaction, it would probably be a safe bet.

Of course, if you don't want to wait, there are a myriad of other ways you can get your hands on the game now. You could try to find a GameCube or Dreamcast copy, or buy it on XBLA, find it in an arcade, or, you can always buy the game on Android.

As for me, I think I'll have to pull out my copy and write up a full review, since, even though it was just a re-release, Ikaruga is one of the best games on the GameCube.

15 October, 2013 at 3:17PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

I was never very good at this game. The whole switching polarity thing totally messed with my mind. I instinctively avoid all enemy fire whenever I play a shooter, so the concept of NOT having to avoid some of the shots confused the heck out of my senses.

Lazlo Falconi
18 October, 2013 at 8:23PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

I'm absolutely awful at this game, but that doesn't stop it from being a damn good time.

29 October, 2013 at 00:32AM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

Well, it's a Treasure game, so it's obviously good.

15 October, 2013 at 8:58PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

I've still never played this. I'm not too good at vertical shooters anyway, though.

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