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Platform(s): GameCube, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Developer: Treasure
Release Date: April 9, 2008

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'Ikaruga' Goes Halfsies As Xbox Live Deal of The Week

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT

Ikaruga is a quick-paced shooter with strong strategy elements featuring a slow-motion training mode and co-op play for two, combining of beautiful, manga-style storytelling and refined, ultra-challenging arcade heroics.

Ikaruga is a fast-paced scrolling shooter with a twist – players must constantly switch their ship’s polarity to maximize their damage output and avoid incoming enemy fire of the opposite polarity, featuring a two-player co-op mode both locally and over Xbox Live. Newcomers can also easily bring their skill up to speed by using the game’s slow motion training mode.

Ikaruga is a perfect combination of beautiful, manga-style storytelling and challenging arcade heroics, all brought to life in a gorgeous HD environment.

Gamers itching to obtain a moment of “Ikaruga” glory will be wise to master the chaining system that detects when enemies of the same polarity are destroyed consecutively. Doing so will reward players with huge score bonuses, which will be key to topping “Ikaruga’s” leaderboards.

The ability to relive a particularly harrowing battle is also possible thanks to the game’s record and replay function, which is new to the Xbox Live Arcade version of the game.

Features :

  • Multiplayer support for two-player co-op offline or over Xbox Live allows you to clear the levels with a friend.
  • Record your best moves and replay them to awe your friends.
  • Five full classic and exciting levels are coupled with twelve new achievements to master.

Ikaruga, rated E for Everyone, is currently available on Xbox Live Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points.

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