Radiant Silvergun / Ikaruga – Episode 051

Time to cover the complete arcade history of Treasure – the game developer that gave us Radiant Silvergun, Ikargua, and… that’s it! We explore these two fun SHMUPs that mix the shooter genre with a dash of puzzle mechanics.

What mysterious explosion set us up the bomb for a plot device? How is Treasure still open after no new game releases since 2014? Why is Ikaruga so divisive?

We also enjoy some cawfee tawk about new shooter genre mashups, an update on Atari tokens, the correlation between Nickelodeon slime and male pattern baldness, and the pizza debate rages on.