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Game review
Don't matter if you're black or white
by Damien McFerran 23/1/2013
Product: Ikaruga
Developer: GMO
Format: Android
Genre: Action, Hardcore, Shooter
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Ikaruga is one of those rare video games that seem to generate feelings of intense nostalgia and reverence whenever their names are uttered in the company of other players.

Originally released on the Sega Dreamcast (and exclusive to its native Japan), it found global fame on the Nintendo GameCube and was recently resurrected to much fanfare on Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade.

Coded by near-legendary Japanese studio Treasure and considered to be the spiritual sequel to the equally-beloved Saturn blaster Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga is a big deal. Ergo, Ikaruga coming to Android is also a big deal. ...
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Treasure's seminal colour-based shooter doesn't translate as well as we'd like to the touchscreen interface, but enough of the magic remains to make this a thoroughly worthwhile purchase for blaster fans
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 9
Value: 8
Innovation: 8
Overall: 8
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