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Old 03 December 2003, 00:40   #1
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Opinions on IKARUGA

I recently received a Gamecube for my Birthday and so I went out and bought Ikaruga for £20 after reading some positive net reviews.

I havent had chance to get into it yet because of work/college commitments (also the reason why I dont visit EAB as much as Id like to)

How many people here have it?
What are your opinions of this game?
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Old 03 December 2003, 01:02   #2
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To put it simply: it r0x0rz

But if you have a Dreamcast you are much better trying its version, since it is th eoriginal one. The GC port is goody nonetheless.
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Old 03 December 2003, 01:31   #3
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I dont have a dreamcast, but as theyre next to nothing to buy I am planning on getting one very soon, mainly for Shenmue.

Looking forward to getting some free time so I can get into Ikaruga now, this weekend hopefully.
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Old 03 December 2003, 17:44   #4
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if you plan to "get into" it then you will probably like it.
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Old 03 December 2003, 22:25   #5
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I got the GC Ikaruga Jap release, excellent, and very hard.
(better with a real arcade stick like www.x-arcade.com)
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Old 03 December 2003, 22:43   #6
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I've got it for my DC and it's brilliant but damn hard!
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Old 04 December 2003, 17:21   #7
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Great game. Stylin'.
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Old 04 December 2003, 17:50   #8
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I managed to have a good go at this last night in the challenge mode (arcade). I noted my score and just checked the ranking website.......I wont embarress myself by revealing how much practise I need.

Its a very unusual game. I like the way you have to adjust your vision to only seeing the colour of the bullets your trying to avoid.

Have any EABers got their name up on the official ranking scoreboard?

BTW Some of you may be interested in this 'homage'

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Old 08 December 2003, 00:31   #9
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Have any EABers got their name up on the official ranking scoreboard?
I used to be in the Jap ranking system, under french area.
but now the game was released in Us and Eur, they translated all the website and ranks were out / merged / strange
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Old 12 December 2003, 02:29   #10
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Iv'e got it for my Dreamcast, its amazing. But freakin impossible, still need to get the hang of these shooting games...
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The one thing i dont understand about that game is the chain system? anybody know how it works?

anyway, other than that i think its a great game (got it for dreamcast)

i would recomend getting it to anyone!
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It’s probably been mentioned by someone else, but I’ve also got the Jap version for the amazing Dreamcast! (yes, that’s right! I said amazing, what a console that was! Not a day goes by when I think about it!), anyway, it is a great game however REAL hard, but is also very rewarding as you progress, its really original and since its available on the Gamecube, that cant be a bad thing, can it?

But nothing beets the playability with the “’Official’ Dreamcast Arcade Stick!” on the good old Dreamcast!

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Well, go on, get it!
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Old 13 December 2003, 04:42   #14
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Oh, and the chain system works by basically killing as many enemy using the opposite shield as possible (without missing), without getting killed or hit etc, basically, when you hit enemies with the light (white) laser make sure its with your dark (black) laser, and vice versa, as the opposite colour creates double the damage, I recon you understand what I mean…
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Basically, you black, shoot white, you white, shoot black! Can’t be easier than that! Or can it………………………………………………….????
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@ Dastardly,

Oh and cheers for that link Dastardly!

Love it, love it, love it!
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Old 11 February 2004, 15:31   #17
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giving and old tread a kick

I finaly got ikaruga for my DC, and I can just agree, Its brilliant.

Feels like one of those stressmeasure tests when you try to swap to the right colors.
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Oh, and the chain system works by basically killing as many enemy using the opposite shield as possible (without missing), without getting killed or hit etc, basically, when you hit enemies with the light (white) laser make sure its with your dark (black) laser, and vice versa, as the opposite colour creates double the damage, I recon you understand what I mean?
That's not quite right. The chain system works by shooting enemies in groups of 3. You need to shoot 3 black (or white) to get one chain without shooting a white (or black if you started shooting white) in between. Then you have to repeat this with another 3 of either black or white. If you get shot, crash, or shoot a different colour your chain ends.

The game is damn swanky.
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