This game is now available on Steam!

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Genre: Action, Arcade
Platforms: PC
Languages: English, Japanese
Oct 4, 2013 @ 12:07am
Feb 14 @ 5:06pm

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Store page opened!
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See you next week!


Steam Edition specs
  • Various Screen Mode Support (Screen shot added)
    - Up to Full HD (1920x1080 or 1920X1200)
    - Adjust size of Menu and HUD as you like
    - Window mode
    - Vertical Mode
    - By rotating only the game screen, you can also play the game horizontally.
    (like side scroll shooter)
  • Full Controller Support
  • Keyboard and Mouse Supprt
  • Double Play Mode
    - You can play 2-Players game with one controller
  • Replay Mode
    - Replay data save available same as Xbox Live Arcade edition
    - You can download replay from Leaderboard
  • Steam Feature
    - Steam Achievements
    - Steam Leaderboards (Global / Friends)
    - Steam Cloud


Shoot! Dodge! and... Get hit!?

Ikaruga is a vertical shoot 'em up that features an unique polarity-switching gameplay.
Switch the ship's polarity and "get hit and absorb" enemy bullets!
Achieve High Score with the chain bonus!

  • The player ship, all enemies and bullets are black or white.
    Player's polarity can be switched at will.
  • Your ship can absorb enemy bullets of the same polarity.
    Filled energy goes to fire powerful homing lasers! (Release Power)
  • Defeat 3 enemies in a row of the same polarity and get the chain bonus!
    Building up high scores feels like a puzzle game?
  • Spectacular 3D graphics. Fast and smooth game play.
  • 5 levels. Tactical level design and boss battles.
  • 3 difficulty levels: EASY, NORMAL, HARD.
    Change your tactics depending on the difficulty.
  • Vertical screen mode supported.
  • Xbox 360 controller supported.
  • Local 2Player Co-op.
    Double Play Mode allows you play two ships with one controller.

About Ikaruga:
  • Ikaruga was released in the arcade (Sega NAOMI) in 2001 Japan.
  • Later on, several port versions were released and each of them received excellent reviews.
    Originally posted by
    [GameCube edition] metascore 85

    [Xbox360 edition] metascore 87
  • Ikaruga Steam editon is the latest tune-up version based on Xbox360 editon.

----- Below is a message in Japanese.



  • 自機、敵、及び敵弾は、全て「白」と「黒」の属性を持っています。
  • 同じ色の敵弾は当たって吸収!
  • 同じ色の敵を3機連続で倒すごとに倍増する「チェーンボーナス」!
  • 3DCGで表現された美しく派手なゲーム画面。スピード感のあるゲーム展開。
  • 全5面。戦略性の高い地形マップと敵の配置、ボス戦。
  • [EASY] [NORMAL] [HARD] の3つの難易度。
  • 縦画面対応。
  • Xbox 360 コントローラー対応。
  • Local 2Player Co-op 対応。

  • 「斑鳩」は2001年にアーケードゲーム(NAOMI基板)として最初にリリースされました。
  • その後、いくつかの移植版がリリースされましたが、いずれも高い評価を得ました。
  • Steam 版は、Xbox360 版をベースに調整と修正を加えた最新版になります
    (現在好評稼働中の NESiCAxLive 版とほぼ同内容になります)。
Popular Discussions View All (35)
May 13 @ 7:21am
Linux/Steam Machine Support
Jul 25 @ 9:52pm
Dear Treasure, keep them coming!
Jan 29 @ 11:52am
Want some more shmups on Steam?
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TG_Celeron Jun 21 @ 6:12am 
looks good
sevenFORCE-7 Jun 17 @ 8:44am 
trepidante accion
Quasar Mar 28 @ 5:29am 
Very good
clk105 Mar 17 @ 10:00pm 
Love this game.
Blackburn Mar 2 @ 1:14pm 
OMG I remember this game on my xbox 360 good times good times
all the games of japan are very messy and i dont like japanese at all
SegazBane Feb 19 @ 1:21am 
No nod to the Dreamcast?... ouch
cmn97bs Feb 19 @ 12:54am 
good game!
ricardocasama Feb 18 @ 3:54am 
Please add spanish language.
ikagura Feb 17 @ 8:00am 
added to the wich list and i'll buy it on the day-1