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The presidential candidate's daughter has been kidnapped! It is your job to get past enemy lines and rescue her. This is the third game in the Ikari Warriors series, and features similar arcade/action gameplay. The screen is a top down view which scrolls vertically, with numerous bad guys to defeat. You start the game with just your fists, and as the levels progress you can find weapons and other objects to help you out.


Ikari III: The Rescue NES The pause menu has no helpful information available during gameplay
Ikari III: The Rescue Arcade Game starts
Ikari III: The Rescue DOS Gameplay (CGA)
Ikari III: The Rescue NES How did a battleship get in here?

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Ikari III: The Rescue Concept Art
Ikari III: The Rescue Screenshot
Ikari III: The Rescue Screenshot
Ikari III: The Rescue Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "アーケードアーカイブス 怒III" -- Japanese Switch / PS4 spelling
  • "怒III" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Ikari III" -- Japanese title
  • "Arcade Archives: Ikari III -The Rescue-" -- Switch / PS4 title

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Critic Reviews

PSP Minis PSP May 07, 2012 7 out of 10 70 NES May, 2012 B- 67
Video Game Den NES Jul 05, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Defunct Games PSP May 04, 2012 C+ 58
The Video Game Critic NES Mar 16, 2004 C 50
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Apr, 1991 18 out of 40 45
The One for 16-Bit Games Arcade Apr, 1989 Unscored Unscored
Commodore User Arcade Mar, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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Whereas the original Ikari Warriors games featured machine-guns as standard weaponry, the third in the series introduced hand-to-hand combat. In fact, the entire first level is hand-to-hand, with only the "boss fight" sequence using a rifle.
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