What Gamespot Users have to say about Ikaruga

  • Review Score:8.3

    Come gamer to the dark side of the gamecube.

    Ikaruga comes from the same team as the ill-fated Radiant Silvergun on the Saturn, which some have claimed to be “the greatest shooter of all time”. With that kind of heritage, it should be expected to have some impressi... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6

    If extremely hard and short games aren't your bag, you should just rent this classic; otherwise dig in, it's all yours.

    Ikaruga is one of the most original shooters I've come across; rarely do shooters ever stray from the regular weapon collecting ordeal, while occasionally giving you a partner ship to help out. Ikaruga is quite different... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.7

    Hard.

    No story, no cut-scenes, only 5 levels, insanely repiticious, retardedly hard, no power-ups, so what's great about Ikaruga? It's immensely fun. Despite the whole meaning of this is game is to play the same levels over an... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    A fun challenge

    Not much to say about this game except it is HARD. Everyone used to playing games that dont exactly challenge you expect to get real mad at this game. Let's just get down to the core of it all, gameplay. It's pretty bas... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.8

    Permission to have a heart attack?

    Im not much for space shooters, but hot damn. The only SS Ive owned I bought from a pawnshop for the Genesis and I still have it. The gameplay is basically shoot anything that moves. And I love it. Things blow up and... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    When being viciously beaten by a game feels damn good.

    Ikaruga is really nothing more than a space shooter - it's even simplified in some ways, most notably the absence of any weapon powerups or collectables of any sort, for that matter. You use the control stick or d-pad to... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Impossible, but in a good way...

    I recommend this game to anybody with a serious need for and adrenalin boost because this is a game that won't let you rest for a second. If you’re not moving frantically to avoid bullets, you’re slowly manoeuvring your ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.9

    The definition of ellegance, charm and excitement, Ikaruga delivers excellent gameplay that innovates gaming in general.

    Ikaruga was first released in arcades, but it never reached NA arcades. The DreamCast port was very succesful, so the GameCube version was announced... it reached our hands and it does NOT dissapoints anyone. The gra... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.4

    Old Skool Shooters Reborn!

    I wouldnt call myself a hardcore fan of shooters but I do enjoy playing them on occasion. I remember playing the Gradius series on NES and SNES. When comparing this game to others you can see just how much this one impro... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    Whatever you do, don't listen to the reveiwer "Revalades" review for this. Instead, read this...

    This games seems impossibe at first. You may want to smash the game to peices... or just do what Revalade did, and essentially say the game sucks. It doesn't suck. 99% of the reviewers don't lie. This game requires some ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful