"Shoot em ups have been around from the dawn of video games. Space Invaders, Galaga, and Gradius, for example, are all classic games most of us love, but over time, shooters as a whole got a bit stale and faded from popularity. In the past few years, though, brand new games like Geometry Wars and Super Stardust HD have invaded XBLA and PSN. With the addition of a solid title like Ikaruga to the mix, we may be experiencing a rebirth of the popularity of the genre.
The Co-Op Experience: He suggests you grab a buddy and check Ikaruga out; you may just get that nostalgic feeling of being in a real arcade like he did." writes Marc "DjinniMan" Allie