-System: Playstation 2-
-Release date: February 16, 2006-
From Cave, one of the last remaining Japanese games producers still rolling out 2D shootemups, Ibara is the spiritual succesor to the now defunct Raizing's cult shooters Battle Garegga and Battle Bakraid. Set in a fictional 19th century European country called Eidelweiss, your'e an undercover agent sent to destroy an organization called the Rose Garden, a band of six feisty anime-styled females (read stage bosses) comprising of mad scientist Dr Theresa Rose and her five daughters, whose hobbies include dressing up in bondage-gear, piloting enormously destructive steam powered airships and tanks, and taking over the world. Sounds like another good excuse to blow things up then! Lots More Here: Destroy All Monsters
Ibara has the handle of several games wrapped into one. In reality, the latest Cave shmup consists mostly of former ex-Raizing members, which can explain many of the huge similarities between this title and the classic 1998 hit, Battle Garegga. The same gritty, bomb ammo system and beautifully animated vessel explosions we've come to love from Battle Garegga are as ever present in Ibara. Even to the point where BGM tracks are listed in the opening of each stage. The game is beautifully animated and you pilot either Negotiator Bond or Dyne through six stages to face the Rose Guardians. Fans of Mushihimesama's main protagonist will be thrilled to learn that Ibara's cast of villains are six times as beautiful as the former, but above all, said times as dangerous. More Here: The Next Level
Game was tested and works fine using Swap Magic 3.6 and HDLoader 0.8c. I have not tested with PCSX2 or other emulator.
The torrent also includes The Arcade Flyer and a nice wallpaper by ph6 for the hardcore fans.