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(PC) Abandonware game similar to Ikaruga
« on: February 03, 2004, 02:05:14 pm »
I went to Compusa to look around.  Ended up chatting with the sales person about computer games and associated whatnot.  The converstation led to dreamcast and the discussion of the game Ikaruga (cool game, get it if you can!)  He mentioned he found a game on the-underdogs.org.  He couldn't quite pronounce the name, and he wasn't sure what it was called.  He said that the game was "vectorized." But it had the same swapping color thing going on.

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Does anyone know what I am talking about?  I am probably gonna go back to Compusa to see if the guy remembered what it was tomorrow or the next day.

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Re:(PC) Abandonware game similar to Ikaruga
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2004, 01:10:13 pm »
try going through the Links to pretty cool software to play on cabinet thread.  I am sure the one you are looking for is in there somewhere.
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Re:(PC) Abandonware game similar to Ikaruga
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2004, 03:28:05 pm »
Ok, so I saw the sales-guy at Compusa when I bought my Ipod.  I asked if he remembered the name of the game, and he said it was called rRootage.  He explained that there is a "mode of play" similar to Ikaruga.  I haven't downloaded it yet, because I am trying to install my Ipod.

Just thought I would let ya'll know incase someone was following this thread.

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Re:(PC) Abandonware game similar to Ikaruga
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2004, 04:32:03 pm »
Ikaruga is great.  If there is a game w/ similar game mechanics, I would like to try it.  Let us know if you find anything.

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Re:(PC) Abandonware game similar to Ikaruga
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2004, 08:45:23 pm »
Well, here is a link to the page http://www.the-underdogs.org/game.php?id=4476 that describes the game rRootage.

Based on the description, it doesn't sound like Ikaruga, but it might be worth looking into anyway.

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Re:(PC) Abandonware game similar to Ikaruga
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2004, 09:45:05 pm »
I was bored so I gave it a try.  I think that it's actually pretty good for a freeware game.  It has several different modes, including an ikaruga like mode.

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. IKA mode
 Your ship has two attributes, white and black.
 All bullets also have these attributes,
 and your ship can absorb bullets that has the same attribute.
 Absorbed bullets are changed into lasers automatically.
 - Special -> Attribution change
 Change your ships attribute.

My favorite mode was PSY though

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. PSY mode
 As your ship grazes a bullet,
 the graze meter(displayed at the right-down corner) increases.
 When the graze meter becomes full, the ship becomes invincible for a while.
 - Special -> Rolling
 This movement widen the range that the ship can graze.
 While holding this key, the ship becomes slow.
 If you want to move faster, tap this key.

My only complaint is that every boss felt the same.