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Ikari Warriors

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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 PC Booter Title Screen (EGA disk version)
Ikari Warriors PC Booter Walk in river (EGA)
Ikari Warriors Atari ST The starting location
Ikari Warriors Commodore 64 Going into action alone (Elite Systems LTD Version)

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. Commodore 64 Hello X) (10982)
The revolution will occur in slow motion! NES PCGamer77 (3020)
One of the most interesting shoot'em-ups for Amstrad CPC. Amstrad CPC Marios Amontaristos (8)
Solid conversion, retains the feel of the arcafe version, but easier. PC Booter Anthony Bull (26)

The Press Says

Happy Computer Amstrad CPC Jan, 1987 82 out of 100 82
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jun, 1988 81 out of 100 81
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Atari 7800 Feb 25, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Apr, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Commodore User Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 16, Plus/4 Dec, 1986 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic NES Mar 16, 2004 B 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1988 7 out of 10 70
1UP! NES Apr 03, 2009 57 out of 100 57

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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.

Awards

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


Information also contributed by Martin Smith , nudgegoonies, and Xoleras
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