Thursday, November 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Ikari Warriors

Ikari Warriors is a vertically scrolling, shoot 'em up style game developed by SNK and released in 1986. This game was distinct in the fact that it is was two player co-op game. The playable characters are Colonel Ralf (red) and Second Liutentant Carl (blue). The characters did look very Rambo-like as they had black pants, no shirts, and colored bandannas. This game was one of the few games that let players play cooperatively at the time.

You utilized a gun and were able to throw grenades which was always fun. You could also commandeer enemy tanks which was the best. It was sad when the tank would explode after taking on too much damage but luckily you can exit before it blew. 

The game had the most classic cheat ever. When you died and it was game over if you pressed A, B, B, A, you would be revived. I remember many times saying A, B, B, A and pressing the buttons repeatedly hoping for my character to respawn. The worse let down is when you did not come back. Check out some gameplay footage below. 

What are some memories that you have of this game?

Post by Vikki
Twitter: ProfessorWhite

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