• Online Co-Op: 2 Players
  • Couch Co-Op: 2 Players
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by Taylor Killian 0
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White to black and back again

Ikaruga Soars onto Steam Today

A mere thirteen years after its original release on the Sega Saturn, the two-player shmup Ikaruga blazes an alternating black and white trail onto Steam today for $9.99. Now, those underprivileged folks who never knew the magic of the Saturn can squeal with glee at the high flying, polarity-based gameplay Ikaruga offers up. "What's a Sega Saturn?" is also an acceptable response.

by Locke Vincent 4
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Locke and Sunflower Attempt to go Black and White.

Good Co-Op, Bad Co-Op: The Ikaruga Short

Good Co-Op, Bad Co-Op - a tale of two friends who love playing games together.  The man who gives the best upsidedown hugs, Sunflower4000 and the love wizard Locke have put their differences aside and teamed up cooperatively in a battle against fate.  Season 1 is about to kick off for Co-Optimus' first video series, but for now, we thought we'd give you a little teaser with a special showing of everyone's favorite SHMUP.

by Marc Allie 5
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Co-Op Classics: Ten Years of Dreamcast Co-Op

Another classic video game console celebrates a milestone this week.  Sega's Dreamcast was released in North America ten years ago this past week, on 9/9/99.  Though the console was short lived, it has developed quite a following, even a decade later.  Many features of the Dreamcast were ahead of its time, most notably a standard modem and internet support allowing online co-op for the first time on a home console.  To celebrate the 10th birthday of Sega's final console, we'll take a look at some of the best co-op games the system had to offer, as submitted by staff and readers. The Shoot 'Em Ups

by Marc Allie 6
Review
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Ikaruga Co-Op Review

We've just posted our review of Ikaruga for Xbox Live Arcade. This is a deep SHMUP that enforces co-op play to maximize score and stay alive. It's classic title that was difficult to find on both the Dreamcast and Gamecube, and now it's available for a $10 download on XBLA. ...

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 0
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Ikaruga Sending It's Color-Changing Ship To XBLA

For non-Ikaruga fans, the game's core concept is that the color of your ship determines who can damage you. If your enemy is the same color as you, your enemy's attacks won't damage you (in fact you can absorb their attacks). And inversely, if you and your enemy are different colors, their attacks will damage you.This is where the color-changing aspect comes into play.

by Marc Allie 0
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Ikaruga Coming April 9... In Japan Anyway

XBLAH reports that the Japanese Xbox.com page for Ikaruga was unveiled early, and the date for the game's release is April 9.  The US release date is unknown yet, but hopefully will be the same, so we don't have to wait any longer.  Grab a friend, clear your calendar, and get ready for some good ol' shoot-em-up action....

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