Arcade: Ikaruga

Arcade: Ikaruga

Published On April 9, 2008 | By David Wriglesworth | News

It’s Wednesday so a new XBOX Live Arcade title is available to download. This week it’s the Japanese Arcade hit Ikaruga.

Treasure’s award-winning scrolling shooter brings a tactical twist to the genre with its yin-and-yang gameplay: the colour of your ship determines your effect on enemies. In this polarized system, enemy ships and their bullets are one of two colours. Attack an enemy of the opposite colour for extra damage. Absorb enemy fire of the same colour as your ship, and use the energy for a special attack. Destroy multiple enemies of the same colour 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.

Ikaruga is available to download at 800 Microsoft Points in all XBOX Live Regions now!

About The Author

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.