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When it comes to vertical shooters, we're pretty easy to please. All it needs are a few giant bosses, an insane number of bullets and a difficulty curve that goes from easy to insultingly MENTAL in half a level.... read more

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Postby Mark240473 » 09 Apr 2008, 12:23

Played this aaaages ago and it made my hair go grey. Nothing to do with being old. Honest.

Great game though. With leaderboards it becomes an essential buy for the shooter fan.
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Postby bobbagoose1 » 09 Apr 2008, 12:27

I LOVED this game on the Dreamcast. Sure, It's hard as nails, but think of it as reflex training for every other game out there. I don't think I ever managed to get past stage 3, but I sure as hell enjoyed every frustrating minute of it.

IKARUGA rules. The End
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Postby mfnick » 09 Apr 2008, 12:31

Is it on XBLA now then?
Fantastic game. Have it on GC. I could complete it in 2 credits when I first got it 8) . Im s**t at it nowadays though :(
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Postby Mappman » 09 Apr 2008, 12:32

Whoop! Now all we need is Radiant Silvergun and Bangai-O please.

I'm never satisfied am I! :lol:
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Postby jingizu99 » 09 Apr 2008, 12:33

And Mars Matrix. Definitely Mars Matrix. I nearly wore my thumb down on that.
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Postby BYDO » 09 Apr 2008, 12:40

I am still in two minds in getting this as I still have the Gamecube version, so I have just played through the demo and I may be mistaken here but did'nt the Gamecube version have Japaness text before each boss and down the side before each level? I would check but that would mean getting up! :)
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Postby philgreaaaaaaaat » 09 Apr 2008, 13:27

I'd love to see a Wii or 360 version of Gunstar Heroes.

Well, when I say version I mean sequel.

I'd even get a PS3 to play it if they released it on that platform.
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Postby ginsin » 09 Apr 2008, 13:31

Played the trial version this morning, on Normal. Have thus far died about 10 times on level 1, have got to the boss 3 times and died. But, I bloomin' like it so much I'll be buying it once I get my free 1000MS points for pre-ordering GTA IV.

I love the whole art design and overall feel of Ikaruga.
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Postby vectra » 09 Apr 2008, 13:37

mfnick wrote:Is it on XBLA now then?
Fantastic game. Have it on GC. I could complete it in 2 credits when I first got it 8) . Im s**t at it nowadays though :(


How? :shock: I'm finding it incredibly tough! I used to be able to complete Super Stardust as well but now can't get beyond level 4-5 :lol:
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Postby mfnick » 09 Apr 2008, 13:48

vectra wrote:
mfnick wrote:Is it on XBLA now then?
Fantastic game. Have it on GC. I could complete it in 2 credits when I first got it 8) . Im s**t at it nowadays though :(


How? :shock: I'm finding it incredibly tough!

Played it shitloads. I could do the first 2 stages without dying quite comfortably. But stage 3 onwards were very tough & never fully mastered them but managed to scrape through a few times without dying too much.
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Re: Ikaruga

Postby matthew_m_g » 09 Apr 2008, 14:20

Mappman wrote:Whoop! Now all we need is Radiant Silvergun and Bangai-O please.

I'm never satisfied am I! :lol:


Agreed. But 360 Arcade is pretty much becoming the home for shumps, at any rate, and good fanservice ones at that.

Now if they would fix the DRM issues, we're all set, and I'd pick it up again. :)
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Postby funkyjack » 09 Apr 2008, 14:59

Bought it. Not very good at it. But loving it!
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Postby Vegito70 » 09 Apr 2008, 16:24

How much is it?800 points?
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Postby English Shmuppet » 09 Apr 2008, 17:24

What...Ikaruga in 720p! On XBLA!

*puts ps3 on ebay*
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Postby ord1000 » 09 Apr 2008, 20:03

Level 4 is utterly nasty and when the game becomes a notable challenge.
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