Seven-year-old arcade shooter Ikaruga makes another console comeback, this time on Xbox Live's Arcade. In Gamertell's review, the critic writes:
"This game is a barrage of fun, both in terms of visual effects and gameplay. The action is constant with swarms of opponents and turrets that fire sweeping waves of gunfire to strategically avoid or absorb. The need to flip between polarities adds a level of strategic complexity to an otherwise straightforward shooter."
Addition comments indicate that the online mode is not quite as great as the rest of the game, although the offline cooperative mode is worthwhile.