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Ikari Warriors (NES)

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Title Screen

Ikari Warriors

Also known as: Ikari (JP)
Developer: Micronics
Publishers: SNK (US/EU), K. Amusement Leasing (JP)
Platform: NES
Released in JP: November 26, 1986
Released in US: May 1987
Released in EU: August 10, 1989

LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

A super-ultra-hyper-extended port of the arcade game. Hope you've got two hours to blow.

Stage Select


When the players prompt appears on the title screen, press Up, Down, A, A, B, Left, Right, A, B, Up, A, Down, Right, Right, Left, B, Up, Left, A, Right, B, Left, Right, A, Left, Up, A, Down, A, Right, Left, B before the demo starts, or use the Game Genie codes XTEIZEOK+XTEILAAX (Japanese & US versions) or XTXIZEOK+XTXILAAX (European version). Start the game, and the menu will appear after the plane crash scene.

(Source: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide)
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Regional Differences

Japan US Europe
IkariNESjpTitle.png Nesikari-title.png IkariWarriorsNESeuTitle.png

Aside from the same changes made to the title of the arcade version, the US release removes the bullet, moves the score information down by 8 pixels and it oddly uses a pink and lilac color scheme for the logo. The copyright text was also changed from blue to orange.

The European version changes the logo's color scheme to blue and red and moves the "Warriors" text down by 8 pixels. It also reverts the copyright text back to blue, and has a small SNK logo in place of the ASCII text from the other versions. (These graphics also exist in the Japanese version, but are never actually used) The S in "Warriors" appears to use an incorrect tile on the top left corner and the top left corner of the W was redrawn.