Ikari Warriors (Atari 7800)

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Ikari Warriors is a vertically scrolling action game where one or two players fight their way through a variety of terrain, such as jungles, rivers, and ruins. Along the way different weapons can be found, including machine guns, grenades, and rocket launchers.


Ikari Warriors Atari 7800 Some enemies hiding behind a rock...
Ikari Warriors Atari 7800 The game introduction
Ikari Warriors Atari 7800 Yikes, under attack!
Ikari Warriors Atari 7800 Atari logo

Alternate Titles

  • "怒" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Ikari" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Atari HQ 2001 9 out of 10 90
The Video Game Critic Dec 18, 2001 B+ 83
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Feb 25, 2005 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Ikari Warriors appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

BPjS/BPjM index

On June 30, 1988, Ikari Warriors was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.


The Ikari Warriors (Ralf & Clark) would later appear as playable characters in SNK's The King of Fighters game series with brand new looks and moves. Interestingly enough, on the first KOF (where teams are country-based), the Ikari Warriors represent Brazil.

C64 version differences

There are two completely different C64 conversions of the game. The US version was done by Quicksilver. The European version was done by Elite. The European version has better graphics, sound, and gameplay. It also uses the upper and lower screenborder and doesn't use the whole horizontal resolution to imitate the vertical look of the arcade.

ZX Spectrum version

Wondering why the Spectrum version was released so late, especially considering that the ST and Amiga versions were released first? So are many Spectrum enthusiasts. Famed programmer David Perry worked on a version that was due for release in late 1986 - no one knows for sure why this version was scrapped, and a different version not released for another 18 months.


  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #32 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games

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