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The Return of Ishtar

Released July 1986 · consists of 4 releases.

The sequel to Tower of Druaga and an asynchronous two-player action-RPG. After rescuing Ki at the end of the first game, Gilgamesh and Ki must escape the Tower of Druaga by descending through its floors.


The Return of Ishtar

First release date July 1986
Platform MSX , Arcade , Wii Shop , Sharp X68000 , NEC PC-8801 , FM-7 , PlayStation 4 , Nintendo Switch
Developer Namco
Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment , Namco , SPS , HAMSTER Corporation
Genre Action , Role-Playing
Theme Fantasy , Medieval
Franchises Babylonian Castle Saga , Arcade Archives
Aliases Ishtar no Fukkatsu

Overview

The Return of Ishtar, also known as Ishtar no Fukkatsu, is a two-player action-RPG that follows directly after Namco's Tower of Druaga. Ki and Gilgamesh must escape the Tower of Druaga, fighting through the legions of Druaga that are trying to avenge their fallen master.

One player controls Ki and the other controls Gilgamesh. Ki will instantly die if an enemy touches her but she has a ranged attack to keep opponents at bay, while Gilgamesh defeats any enemy he touches. However, Gilgamesh will die if he is forced to take on too many enemies on his own. The aim is to combine efforts to fight through enemies and explore each of the tower's rooms for valuable items.

The Return of Ishtar was originally released for the Arcade in 1986. It would be later ported to the Sharp X68000, MSX, FM-7 and PC-8801. It would not see a US release until its inclusion in the PS1 Namco compilation Namco Museum Vol. 4 in 1997. The Arcade version was added to the Japanese Wii's Virtual Console library in 2009.

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Specific release details

Arcade Archives: The Return of Ishtar
Arcade Archives: The Return of Ishtar
Platform PlayStation 4
Region United States
Developer Namco
Publisher HAMSTER Corporation
Release date N/A
Product code None
Company code None
Rating
Minimum Players 1
Maximum Players N/A
Resolutions N/A
Sound Systems N/A
Single player Features N/A
Multi player Features N/A
Widescreen Support No
Notes N/A

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