Atari ST A to Z: Ikari Warriors

SNK had some top-notch arcade hits throughout the ’80s and ’90s, and many of them came home in one form or another.

One great example was Ikari Warriors, which saw several different home ports over the years. The one we’re concerned with today is Elite’s Atari ST version, which remains surprisingly true to the arcade original despite lacking SNK’s iconic “loop lever” control scheme.

It’s a solid top-down run-and-gun that still holds its own well today, and back then it demonstrated that the ST was more than capable of providing a convincing “arcade at home” experience!

Find a full archive of all the Atari A to Z videos on the official site.

3 thoughts on “Atari ST A to Z: Ikari Warriors”

  1. I remember playing those games coin-op, and the specialized sticks were pretty innovative, if a little tricky. Something I’ve never understood, though: For games like Ikari/Ikari II, Front Line, et. al., why hasn’t anyone implemented a twin-stick design? Modern controllers are perfectly equipped to handle that, rather than using the clumsy shoulder-button-to-turn method.

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