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I played the hell out of this game, back in high school...

...and now it's mine! Yay! Thank you eBay.

Rambo meets Front Line in this popular classic that spawned several similar games, like Heavy Barrel, Time Soldiers, and Guerrilla War. The game could either be played by a single player or by two players simultaneously. The goal was to reach the village of Ikari.

Preventing the player from reaching the village were a slew of enemies like soldiers, tanks, helicopters, super tanks, and the terribly annoying "kamikaze soldiers" that walked right up to you and blew themselves (and you) up. Each soldier was equipped with a different weapon like a semi-automatic machine gun, an automatic machine gun, grenades, and super grenades.

To assist the player(s) in their struggle were a number of power-ups that extended the players shots, allowed the player to shoot over obstacles, and super grenades. And since the player's munitions were depletable, additional ammo/grenades had to be picked up along the way. The player(s) could also drive tanks and do neat things like run over the enemy soldiers. Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2008 7:38 PM General Interest | Back to top

Comments on this post: the best game ever: Ikari Warriors

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I hope the arcade version isn't as buggy as the Nintendo version...I *hated* that game only because I'd bam out with my friends for HOURS only to have the game freeze up and us having to restart it all over again...SO FRUSTRATING!

Left by D'Arcy from Winnipeg on Apr 25, 2008 6:24 AM

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Yeah the console ports of this game kinda sucked... and of course there were no rotating joysticks.
Left by Blogus Maximus on Apr 25, 2008 7:00 AM

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Best game ever... until Street Fighter 2 was released.

Before that, spot-on!
Left by stevenc on Apr 25, 2008 11:53 AM

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That rocks. Too bad A-B-B-A <start> doesn't work on the coin-op. Let me know when you pick on Contra. That's almost worth a trip up!


Left by jb on Apr 25, 2008 1:14 PM

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