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Trivia: Ikaruga
  • Ikaruga was the first Treasure game to have an official Superplay produced for it.
  • The GameCube version of Ikaruga is the only version that does not have intro text for each chapter.
  • Two of Ikaruga's gameplay's main mechanics hail from Treasure's earlier games. Ikaruga's chaining system is a modified version of the chaining system used in Radiant Silvergun, while its polarity mechanic was first utilized in the Treasure platformer Silhouette Mirage.
  • Ikaruga's in-house development team consisted of 5 people:
    • Hiroshi Iuchi — the director of Radiant Silvergun, who was Ikaruga's lead game designer, background designer, and music composer.
    • Atsutomo Nakagawa — who was Ikaruga's main programmer.
    • Yasushi Suzuki — the lead artist from the original Sin and Punishment, was also Ikaruga's illustrator and character designer.
    • Satoshi Murata — who created Ikaruga's sound effects and edited the game's background music data.
    • Masato Maegawa — Treasure's founder and CEO, who was Ikaruga's executive producer.
    • Further support was provided by employees of G.rev, the developer of Border Down and Senko no Ronde.
  • Etylomogy of the names of the ships:
    • (The) Ikaruga → Japanese Grosbeak
    • (The) Ginkei → Lady Amherst's Pheasant
    • Toratsugumi → White's Thrush
    • Utatsugumi → Song Thrush
    • Renjaku → Japanese Waxwing
    • Torafuzuku → Long-Eared Owl
    • Ajisashi → Common Tern
    • Ikusa -> Common Crossbill
    • Misosazai → Winter Wren
    • Toki → Crested Ibis
    • Shigi → Sandpiper
    • Chougenbou → Common Kestrel
    • Eboshidori → Knysna Turaco
    • Bupposo → Oriental Dollarbird
    • Uzura → Japanese Quail
    • Misago → Osprey
    • Tageri → Northern Lapwing
  • Name's the Same: Ikaruga is also a name for a Real Life town in Nara Prefecture, Japan.


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