Sleep has become a luxury, and you can barely remember the last time you had more to eat than a cold tin of beans. But you don't have time to worry about such trivial human needs for you are an Ikari Warrior! Tough and fearless, it is your mission to find your way through miles of treacherous, enemy-infested jungles, locate the enemy camp, and destroy it!
Rapid-fire machine guns and hand grenades are your main weapons. Take on the challenge, however, and you may win yourself a tank. Advance with a vengeance, drive your foes back, and you'll buy yourself enough time to jump into a tank before your foes blast it into oblivion. PROW: While commanding a tank, keep your ears on alert. It you haven't collected enough fuel squares, your tank will begin to bun. If this happens, get out immediately and run like a rabbit, otherwise, you'll be blown to smithereens!
The Combat Zone
This jungle mission pits you against a variety of sharp shooters. Blue soldiers tend to travel and advance in packs, but are killed off easily with a quick spray of bullets and perhaps a grenade or two. The men in orange, however, are far more dangerous. It's best to shoot them on sight! If you don't and an "orange" slips past you, rest assured he'll double back and shoot you from behind!
ProTip: Remain alert for the blue/green flashing soldiers. These guys are human land mines just waiting to explode in your face!
Shooting some enemies results in power-up letters. Grab them to gain different, stronger weapons and abilities.
When a letter "K" appears, hang back and wait until W the screen fills up with enemy soldiers. Now, with bullets blazing, make a mail dash, scoop up the "K," and relax tor a moment as all enemies miraculously disappear!
Places To Hide
If you need to take shelter, rocks and bombed-out buildings are plentiful. Don't bet on total safety. Stray grenades can penetrate these barricades, costing you one of your precious lives. And don't forget to blow up enemy fortresses for an array of points!
Enemy snipers positioned atop fortress walls are best dealt with by gunning them down as you move towards them in a straight line. You'll also find you can shoot enemies on the other sides of fortress walls by standing right next to the wall and blasting away.
Whether you play on your own or with a friend in the two-player mode, Ikari Warriors' heavy artillery action will keep you on your fingertips for hours!
Download Ikari Warriors
- Manufacturer: SNK
- Machine: NES
Jim Wilson of Stafford Springs, Connecticut, tells us that pushing A B B A before the Game Over screen appears will let you continue where you left off. Our readers thank you, Jim.