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Ikari Warriors (Commodore 64)

Genre
Perspective
Theme
80
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Ikari Warriors Commodore 64 Lots of enemies here!
Ikari Warriors Commodore 64 Going into action alone (Elite Systems LTD Version)
Ikari Warriors Commodore 64 Title screen
Ikari Warriors Commodore 64 Game over

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

The thinking man's, one man against against a whole army game. Hello X) (10990) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Zzap! Mar, 1988 89 out of 100 89
The Games Machine (UK) May, 1988 87 out of 100 87
Commodore User Apr, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Commodore Format Apr, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Your Commodore May, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Power Play May, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1988 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

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.

Cameos

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.

Information also contributed by Martin Smith , nudgegoonies, and Xoleras
Servo (55928) added Ikari Warriors (Commodore 64) on Sep 27, 2003
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