Ikari

The Arcade PCB by SNK Corp.

Ikari screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Ikari © 1986 SNK.


SNK's answer to Capcom's 'Commando', released a year earlier, one or two players take on the role of a 'Rambo-esque' soldier as they fight on land and water to reach the village of Ikari. most of the action takes place on foot, although players will occasionally stumble across unoccupied enemy tanks which can be entered and driven. Standing between the players and their destination are a multitude of enemy soldiers, tanks, helicopters and static gun emplacements.

Each different enemy soldier-type is equipped with a different weapon, such as a semi-automatic machine gun, automatic machine gun, grenades, and super grenades. To assist the players in their struggle, a number of power-ups can be picked up, such as extended shot range and hand-grenades. As the players' munitions are depletable, additional ammo/grenades must to be picked up along the way. players can also enter tanks, which offer increased firepower as well as resistance to enemy shots. Too many enemy hits, however, will eventually see the tank explode - this is proceeded by a warning flash to allow the player to leave the tank before the explosion takes place. Should the player be caught inside when the tank explodes, a life is lost.

Unlike Capcom's 'Commando', Ikari features 360 degree gameplay, as a result of this the home conversions could never hope to match the arcade machine's rotary joystick controls.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Ikari the  Arcade PCB
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(members only)
Game ID : A5004 'IW'

Main CPU : (2x) Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) YM3526 (@ 4 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : dial
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

Released in March 1986 in Japan.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Anger'.

This game is known outside Japan as "Ikari Warriors".

The two heroes of the Ikari Warriors series, Paul and Vince, appear in the King of Fighters series as Ralf Jones and Clark Steel.

SERIES

1. Ikari (1986)
2. Dogosoken (1986)
3. Ikari III - The Rescue (1989)

PORTS

Consoles:


Nintendo Famicom (1986, "Ikari [Model KAC-IK]")

Computers:


MSX 2 (1987, "Ikari [Model SFX-IK]")

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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