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  • Players pilot their sleek Ikaruga fighter and face off against enemy ships, while they maneuver to avoid obstacles and other dangers
  • Switching the polarity of the ship between black and white will let pilots absorb bullets of the same color, while opposite colored bullets do damage
  • As bullets become absorbed, the player’s homing laser attack becomes up to 10x more powerful than a standard shot
  • Spectacular 3D graphics showcase this vertically scrolling shoot ‘em up cult classic
  • Five stages feature elegant, yet tactical, level design and include challenging boss battles
  • Two game modes include Arcade and Prototype, with support for single-player and two-player (local) cooperative modes
  • Vertical screen mode support allows the game to be played in its original arcade orientation!


Shoot! Dodge! And… get hit!?! Ikaruga is a “cult classic” vertical shoot ‘em up that features unique, polarity-switching gameplay. The game’s story follows a rebel pilot named Shinra, as he battles an enemy nation using a specially-designed fighter called the Ikaruga, which can switch between two polarities: black or white. This polarity mechanic is the game’s key feature and the foundation for its stage and enemy design.

All enemies and bullets in the game are either black or white. Bullets that are the same color as the player’s ship can be absorbed, while the opposite color will do damage. As the amount of absorbed bullets increases, so does the player’s homing laser attack. When maxed out, this special attack can be up to 10x more powerful than a standard shot. Attacks can be chained together to earn bonuses that will achieve higher scores. Ikaruga on Nintendo Switch features both single-player and a two-player (local) cooperative modes.

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Genre  Shoot 'em up
Version  US
  ESRB Everyone
Titles rated E (Everyone) have content that may be suitable for ages 6 and older. Titles in this category may contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.
PAX-Code PAX0010447044
Players  1-2

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