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Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Kairuga is a short shooter demo by Kairos, featuring the iconic gameplay system from Treasure's Ikaruga. You can switch the polarity of your ship by pressing the X key to absorb enemy bullets with the same color and charge your special weapon. The emphasis is on scoring where destroying three enemies of the same color in a row will earn you one chain, and bonus points are awarded for getting a high number of chains.

The only drawback to an otherwise brilliant shmup is it's length, with only one level on showcase.

Name: Kairuga
Developer: Kairos
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 10MB


Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/28/2006 05:19:00 PM:  
Well, even though it's short, I meant it to be a mini-game. I simply don't have the time to create a full scale shmup dedicated to the whole game.
It took me about a month to finish the game for public testing;
However, I haven't see any worthwhile Ikaruga clones or tributes - The best I have seen is the boss battle with Eboshidori, the first Ikaruga boss, made in Flash. Cheers for the developer. So I feel pretty good that I have created at least a worthwhile level to play.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/28/2006 05:53:00 PM:  
Even though Kairuga may not be completely bug free yet (I'll just have to find out if anyone posts a bug, then it's the final release), I'm thinking of a new concept.
I'm tight timewise, school's around the corner, which means less time for game development.
But perhaps more time for small mini-games and tributes, ;).
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/29/2006 03:36:00 AM:  
I loved this game - great work on a great tribute to a great game! :D
Blogger gnome said at 8/29/2006 01:48:00 PM:  
Brilliant, visually striking and made me play with my Dreamcast again (I'd somehow been ignoring it for the past 2 months)

Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/29/2006 08:57:00 PM:  
Thanks again.
If you visit the download page, you'll see that the location has changed to another part of the forum, and the game just keeps getting updated with fixes for bugs :P
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/10/2007 11:13:00 AM:  
Bad, I am so sad:

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