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Ikaruga (Xbox 360)

Ikaruga (Xbox 360)
alaScore 83

23 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Ikaruga (Xbox 360). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Xbox 360 Games for all reviews. Reviews about the action and graphics are generally positive. The design and gameplay also get good feedback.

gameplay, design, graphics, action

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Ikaruga (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Ikaruga Review


Probably the best shooter game released this millennium.

Although the game is short, about an hour or so, this is an arcade shooter which isn't meant for long hours of play. The game is full of addictive fun and difficult levels making it a good game. Its innovative gameplay is what makes this game truly...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Thomas Wilde (



The thing aboutIkaruga that's hard to get when you first see it is how deep it is.

I'm surprised to see Ikaruga on Xbox Live Arcade, because it's really not what I would've thought as a casual game. It's a hardcore game by a developer that targets a hardcore audience. I recommend it to those who grew up in arcades, those who enjoy a...

May, 2014

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Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Aaron Drewniak (



Rejoice! No refuge from shooter heaven.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : John Marques (



Make no mistake, Ikaruga falls into that "bullet hell" subgenre of shoot 'em ups that have dedicated fans. The gameplay is fairly simplistic, but its simplicity will keep players entertained for hours. The ship the player controls can switch...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Patrick Coakley (

Ikaruga - Xbox 360 review at Thunderbolt Games


Ahhh, shoot-em-ups. So many classics, so little re-releases. Thankfully, one of the best was recently released for XBLA, and now everyone can enjoy Ikaruga. Built as a minimalist shooter, this game is quite possibly one of the most efficiently designed...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Greg Sewart (

Ikaruga - Xbox Live Arcade


The world in black and white

Unique game play ; Intense action ; Pretty graphics

Steep difficulty curve ; Laggy online play ; Dying... a lot

Ikaruga is the best Live Arcade release in recent memory. Here's hoping Microsoft and its Arcade publishers will use this as a turning point for the service and start giving us some more exciting titles in the coming months.

Apr, 2008

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Ikaruga Review (Xbox 360)


made the jump from the arcades to home consoles a couple of times. First, Japanese gamers (and US gamers willing to shell out some extra dough to importers or on eBay) were graced with a near perfect port on the SEGA Dreamcast. Later, Atari published...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Scott Alan Marriott (

Ikaruga [Xbox Live Arcade]


This text refers to the Nintendo GameCube version of this title.Originally released in Japanese arcades in 2001, Treasure's Ikaruga steers its way onto GameCube as the system's first vertical scrolling shooter. While inspired by traditional games in the g

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The Japanese arcade hit Ikaruga comes to Xbox LIVE Arcade! Treasure's award-winning scrolling shooter brings a tactical twist to the genre with its yin-and-yang gameplay: the color of your ship determines your effect on enemies. In this polarized...