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Ikari III: The Rescue (NES)

Ikari III: The Rescue NES Title screen


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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 This game is pretty difficult!
Ikari III: The Rescue NES A landmine goes off while some enemies feign death.
Ikari III: The Rescue NES The intro cut-scene shows the plan to kidnap the Presidential candidate's daughter.
Ikari III: The Rescue NES 2 player game

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Ikari III: The Rescue Screenshot
Ikari III: The Rescue Screenshot
Ikari III: The Rescue Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "怒III" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "Ikari III" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews May, 2012 B- 67
Video Game Den Jul 05, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
The Video Game Critic Mar 16, 2004 C 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 1991 18 out of 40 45


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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.
PCGamer77 (3232) added Ikari III: The Rescue (NES) on Feb 22, 2003
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