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Ikari Warriors II: Road to Victory. What do you think of it?
Again, never played it. Why are there so many obscure SNK games? Again, never played it. Why are there so many obscure SNK games? 0%[0 Votes]
Road to Victory? More like Road to Boredom and Abomination... Road to Victory? More like Road to Boredom and Abomination... 0%[0 Votes]
Average, I rather play Shock Troopers... Average, I rather play Shock Troopers... 50%[1 Vote]
An undiscovered classic which deserves more attention, very good! An undiscovered classic which deserves more attention, very good! 0%[0 Votes]
Actually the best pre-Neo game by SNK! Give it a try! Actually the best pre-Neo game by SNK! Give it a try! 50%[1 Vote]
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Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road - Game of the Week
Murikov
Welcome to the Game of the Week!

The first Ikari Warriors from 1986 was such a success that SNK even decided to release a sequel in the very same year. So what formula you take to produce a decent sequel to a popular Run n' Gun title? It's quite simple, you take the same graphics engine and main characters, remove the jungle war scenario and place the whole stuff in outer space with aliens and shit.

Wait, so for Ralf Jones and Clark Still the sky wasn't the limit and they decided to shoot the brains out of evil aliens outside of Earth instead of Central American guerrillas? Seems legit I'd say.

However, just like its precessedor Victory Road was also ported to all possible platforms like the NES, Commodore 64, CPC, etc. The NES version even features a shop system which allows the player to collect money during the game and to spend it in better weaponry and armory.

Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road

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Genre: Run n' Gun
Players: 2
Size: n/a
Released on: Arcade, NES, C64, Apple II, Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, PC, PSN

Brief Description:

Victory Road (Dogosoken in Japan), released on the Nintendo Entertainment System as Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road, is the 1986 sequel to Ikari Warriors where the objective is to defeat the enemy using grenades and other weapons. The original arcade game featured an 8-way joystick that could be twisted in place to rotate the onscreen character allowing the player to face in one of eight directions while moving in another.

Screenshots:

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Reviews:

Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road review by Joshua Hoffman
Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road review by JEREMYR

Videos:

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