Treasure's Iconic Shmup 'Ikaruga' Now Available On Android

Treasures-Iconic-Shmup-Ikaruga-Now-Available-On-AndroidThe moment we've all been waiting for has arrived. Since Ikaruga quietly snuck onto the Japanese Google Play Store last month, Android devices owners have been patiently waiting for the critically acclaimed shooter to be made available in English. The time for Shinra to reunite with Ikaruga is finally here.

As we said in our initial news post regarding this Android port of the Sega NAOMI arcade title, scrolling shooters work fantastically on touch screen devices, with Ikargua being no different. There's three buttons you'll need to focus on in-game - Shoot, Change and Charge - and you'll find that the touchscreen version of Ikaruga is best enjoyed using the auto-fire function, whilst focusing on those all important polarity switches and occasional charge shots.

Ikaruga (Android) Gameplay Trailer

This epic title, however, comes at an epic price of £5.62. Whilst this may put off quite a few potential buyers, we'd like to reassure you that from our first play we were rather impressed, albeit defeated by the third level...

Link: Download Ikaruga for Android from the Google Play Store

Link: Find Ikaruga on eBay

Last Updated ( 19 January 2013 )  


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