[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Ikari Warriors (Atari 7800)

June 15th, 2009 by Benj Edwards

Ikari Warriors for Atari 7800 Ad - 1990Rambo you are not.

Here’s another rare Atari 7800 video game ad from 1990, this time for Ikari Warriors. Previously, we’ve seen one for Alien Brigade. I’ve heard that the 7800 version of Ikari Warriors is pretty good, but I’ve never played it myself (well, maybe once on an emulator). Can anyone out there tell us what it’s like?

Trivia Alert: According to Wikipedia, Ikari Warriors’ theme and name were inspired by the film Rambo: First Blood Part II. The Japanese title of that movie contained the word “ikari,” which means “anger” in Japanese.

[ From Video Games and Computer Entertainment, November 1990 ]

Discussion topic of the week: What’s your pick for the best movie in the Rambo series: First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III, or Rambo (the 2008 movie)?

2 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Ikari Warriors (Atari 7800)”

  1. Gentlegamer Says:

    No doubt, First Blood!

  2. dan Says:

    First Blood is no doubt the best in the series, while the third (along with another “soviets in afghanistan” movie, The Beast) is fairly relevant to the current US situation. While the fourth has some excellent gore and a strong internationally relevant message, it doesn’t speak as clearly to US audiences and is, if anything, even tropier and more predictable than First Blood Part II.

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