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Icarus-X is a Full 3D Vertical Shooter, featuring fast paced action, epic boss battles, challenging achievements, downloadable replays and the mandatory online leaderboards!
Icarus-X is now Universal and supports Retina Display, Game Center and the new iPhone 5.

Icarus-X features downloadable replays so that you can enjoy watching the best players in the world turn the game inside out and pull out gigantic high scores!
There is also a Slow-Motion Pratice Mode to learn the more difficult patterns at your own pace.

Friendly advice: Stay focused on your ship and enemies, as the fast-scrolling backgrounds may cause nausea (and staring at the landscape while fighting a war is never a good idea) .


Features include:

* Retina Display
* Game Center (iOS 4.1 and higher)
* Full 3D environments and ships
* Fast paced action
* Simple and intuitive controls
* Online leaderboards
* Downloadable replays
* Slow-motion practice mode
* Epic boss battles
* 4 Challenging modes
* Achievements and Unlockables
* Choose between your iPod music or the game's upbeat soundtrack


"Graphics are top notch, controls are plainly intuitive" - (featured in Best Apps of the Week)

"Highly recommended" -

"A polished little gem of a game" - (4/5)

"It will make you feal like a 'pro' in no time" - (4/5)

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What's New

Version 1.9.6

Fixed a bug on devices running iOS 5.x

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Not bad 😕


I only bought the game because it reminded me of Einhander (one of the best shooters ever 😳😳😳).

This shooter was ok but got bored as soon as I reached the boss battle on the first level/map.

The background for the first map is constantly the same (that's a huge satellite or whatever it is 😳😳) to a point where you might get dizzy if you stare at it 😷.

More plane options would've been awesome but doubt it will happen. The enemies could've had more color to them but then again if the company tried to make the space ships more tactical-looking then they did their jobs.

Oh and I'm sorry but I hate the robotic voice telling what I acquire and/or lost. Wish I could mute the voice.

very good! cool scroll backgrounds


awesome game with great style (early 90s vibe). the only issue that I have is its hard to keep up with all the action. the ship has a speed limit, rather than fast as you swipe.

which is ok I'm getting the hang of it, I figure it's part of the challenge.

An absolute must have if you're a stg/shmup player

John Bita Attorney

Icarus-X is an absolute must have for fans of the stg/shmup genre. The game is extremely polished and plays great. No hiccups or frame rate drops. I love the robotic voice. Reminds me of G.O.R.F the arcade game from the 80s. The game is difficult but satisfying.


21.5 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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