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Ikaruga

Nicalis
May 29, 2018 - Nintendo Switch
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OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

96%

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PC Gamer
92 / 100
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Destructoid
9.5 / 10
COGconnected
85 / 100
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9.2 / 10
Nintendo Life
9 / 10
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Nicalis and Treasure are bringing the legendary Ikaruga to Nintendo Switch on May 29!

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Critic Reviews for Ikaruga

Infuriatingly difficult, but perfectly constructed. Ikaruga is the PC's best bullet-hell shooter.

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9 / 10
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Treasure's cult 2D shooter remains as uniquely entertaining as always and works extremely well on the Nintendo Switch.

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Treasure’s cult 2D shooter remains as uniquely entertaining as always, and surprisingly well adapted for a modern PC.

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Ikaruga is one of those games I'll happily rebuy and replay every time there's a new port, but with this Switch version, I should be set. Being able to easily bust out the Joy-Con controllers for co-op and flip the system on its side for a vertical screen orientation is the real deal. Ikaruga is a timeless classic, and for those of us without a swiveling monitor, the Switch is just about the ideal way to experience it.

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Overall, Ikaruga remains a treasure in the shoot 'em up genre due to its tight gameplay, challenge, and overall design.

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Ikaruga on Switch instantly becomes the definitive version of Treasure masterpiece, without any misstep in a truly excellent package.

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Ikaruga is not so highly revered by chance, despite its near accidental creation. It is the result of a combination between an incredibly talented team making the most of excellent hardware, bringing in the unique double polarity gimmick that stealthy introduces puzzle solving mechanics into a bullet hell shmup. So it's no great surprise it not only remains an incredibly compelling experience but it lands smoothly on top of the currently available shmup list on Nintendo's hybrid console library.

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