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Developer(s) Treasure, G.rev
Publisher(s) Atari
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) JP January 16, 2003
NA April 15, 2003
EU May 23, 2003
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player, Co-op (2)
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Ikaruga
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Take control of the ship Ikaruga -- alter your energy field, evade epic maelstroms of fire and terminate enemies with a nearly limitless arsenal -- all to protect an aging, exiled people. Find calm amid the chaos and reap the rewards, in this perfect combination of beautiful, manga-style storytelling and refined, ultra-challenging arcade heroics. As pilot Shinra, players must battle their way through 18 stages, move swiftly and act rationally in a new war, a space crusade of frighteningly intense firepower and hypnotic beauty. Developed by Treasure, Ikaruga is quick-paced shooter with strong strategy elements. Features a slow-mo training mode and co-op play for two.


Enemy Polarity

If Safe Texture Cache is not used enemy fire may not match their polarity. Fixed sometime before 5.0-3965.

Sound Crash

In the principal story mode sound may drop out. Fixed sometime before 5.0-3965.


16:9 Widescreen Gecko Code


$16:9 Widescreen
0410B2EC 3F19999A
0410B308 3F100000
0410B324 3EF9999A

60Hz PAL

In the PAL-Version the 60Hz mode cannot be activated at startup. Use this Gecko code to force the 60Hz mode.

04093500 38E5CFC0
04093570 1C6301E0
04093774 388001E0
0409FC48 388001E0
040B0DAC 38600000
0416CFC0 00000014


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Ikaruga since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21148 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
r6421 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 @ 3.8 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5850 Seemingly fully playable @ 60FPS, only played a bit of the first stage, no errors yet
r7584 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-2820QM @ 2.3 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6970M Playable through first level, slowdown occurring in the second. Major slowdown during big explosions Sol
3.0 Mac OS X 10.6.8 Intel Core i5 @ 2.53 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M Fully playable. Unexpected slowdown at the beginning of Stage 2. Slowdowns during explosions were as expected—they happen on GCN/Wii too. dipnlik
5.0-3965 Windows 10 Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.3 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Perfect game at 100% speed with default settings. Safe texture cache was not needed for bullet polarities to display properly with either OpenGL or Direct3D, and after many hours I did not experience any sound dropouts. I was able to play to the middle of the last stage with no problems. Xerxes

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