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Ikari Warriors

aka: Arcade Archives: Ikari, Arcade Archives: Ikari Warriors, Ikari

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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.


  • アーケードアーカイブス 怒 -IKARI- - Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
  • 怒 - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Commodore 64 version)

6 People



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

Information also contributed by Martin Smith , nudgegoonies, and Xoleras

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  • MobyGames ID: 6739


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Servo.

Amiga added by EboMike. NES, Atari ST added by PCGamer77. PlayStation 3, PSP added by Lain Crowley. Arcade added by 666gonzo666. Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 added by Rik Hideto. Commodore 16, Plus/4 added by FatherJack. Antstream added by firefang9212. Atari 7800 added by RKL. ZX Spectrum added by Kabushi. Amstrad CPC added by Игги Друге. MSX added by koffiepad. Windows added by Jeanne. Apple II added by rcoltrane.

Additional contributors: Oyn, Zovni, Alaka, Игги Друге, Rik Hideto, FatherJack.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.