Released: May 1987
Strike one? It’s one of SNK’s first arcade ports. As we will see, SNK’s first couple of outings on the NES were problematic, as SNK struggled to get their frenetic pacing that worked so well in the arcades to translate to the NES. Strike two? Ikari Warriors wasn’t a very good game in the arcades to begin with. There were other games that were doing what Ikari Warriors did, and better.
So, could the NES port of Ikari Warriors overcome those two strikes? The answer may surprise you.