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Ikari - Arcade

Publisher:SNK Corporation  ?              No-Intro:N/A
Developer:SNK Corporation  ?              GoodName:N/A
Year:1986              TOSEC:N/A
Category:Shooter              MAME:ikarijp
Controls:View              Commands:N/A
Game Manual:Download              Game Music:N/A

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In game image of Ikari on the Arcade.
In Game
Title screen of Ikari on the Arcade.
Title Screen
Printed Circuit Board for Ikari.
Artwork for Ikari.
Game Over Screen for Ikari.
Game Over Screen
High Score Screen for Ikari.
High Score Screen
Arcade Cabinet for Ikari.
Arcade Cabinet Marquee for Ikari.
Arcade Control Panel for Ikari.
Control Panel
Advert for Ikari on the Arcade.

SNK's answer to Capcom's 'Commando', released a year earlier, one or two players take on the role of a 'Rambo-esque' soldier as they fight on land and water to reach the village of Ikari. most of the action takes place on foot, although players will occasionally stumble across unoccupied enemy tanks which can be entered and driven. Standing between the players and their destination are a multitude of enemy soldiers, tanks, helicopters and static gun emplacements.

Each different enemy soldier-type is equipped with a different weapon, such as a semi-automatic machine gun, automatic machine gun, grenades, and super grenades. To assist the players in their struggle, a number of power-ups can be picked up, such as extended shot range and hand-grenades. As the players' munitions are depletable, additional ammo/grenades must to be picked up along the way. players can also enter tanks, which offer increased firepower as well as resistance to enemy shots. Too many enemy hits, however, will eventually see the tank explode - this is proceeded by a warning flash to allow the player to leave the tank before the explosion takes place. Should the player be caught inside when the tank explodes, a life is lost.

Unlike Capcom's 'Commando', Ikari features 360 degree gameplay, as a result of this the home conversions could never hope to match the arcade machine's rotary joystick controls.

Game description from www.arcade-history.com

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