★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

Ikaruga is on Google Play

12-13-2012, 02:28 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: France
Posts: 3,449
Ikaruga is on Google Play

I thought it would be good to post it for those who have an android device:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...me_ticket_1791

I really hope it's gonna come out soon for IOS.

Find me on Twitter
12-13-2012, 03:02 AM
#2
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,410
Quote:
Originally Posted by killercow View Post
I thought it would be good to post it for those who have an android device:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...me_ticket_1791

I really hope it's gonna come out soon for IOS.
Mother of GOD! I have only heard good things about this game (especially in the Polara thread), and have therefore got the game...downloading now.

I just hope it is playable despite me not knowing an inch of Japanese. Thanks for the share!

Update: Dammit! I'm getting an error after downloading the data. Luckily, within 15 mins so have refunded the $10. Best wait for a proper version of the game. It also seems to be linked to some free Japanese social network.

Last edited by defred34; 12-13-2012 at 03:12 AM.
12-13-2012, 09:32 AM
#3
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,410
Ok, so someone showed me how to make the game work.

All in, it is poor. Really poor. Already the game is so challenging, you have to contend with 3 buttons (shoot, change and homing) and the movement stick (which just follows your finger). I can see this working with a controller, but on a touchscreen it is just too complex.
12-13-2012, 09:46 AM
#4
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 13,361
Send a message via MSN to syntheticvoid
Quote:
Originally Posted by killercow View Post
I thought it would be good to post it for those who have an android device:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...me_ticket_1791

I really hope it's gonna come out soon for IOS.
Thanks for sharing, let's hope it's on it's way! =oD

:;:CURRENT 'FAVORITES' FOLDER:;:
Cardinal Quest 2, Pixel Dungeon, Asdivine Hearts, Super Retro Bros., Storm The Train
:;:GAMECENTER ID:;:
syntheticvoid
12-13-2012, 10:40 AM
#5
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,410
Just realized there is an auto-shoot option in the settings.

Now the game is not too shabby. I think I completed it (5 levels?). There's infinite deaths here if you so choose.

The graphics are actually really amazing. The environment seems 3D, just that you move in a 2D plane.

What would really revolutionize the game now is that if they allow you to move + change color (now you need to stop moving first).

I can see the potential here on a proper console and why it is so highly rated in so many people's eyes.

PS: IMHO even non-shmup lovers will like this game. It plays totally different from other shumps.