IREM Corporation, originally known as IPM Co., Ltd., was founded in 1974 in Osaka, Japan. IREM Corporation developed several notable arcade games that left an impact on the gaming industry, including games like R-Type and Image Fight, which became beloved “shmups” (shoot-em-up games) and influenced present-day game designers.
Image Fight and Image Fight II are notable shoot-em-ups from the late 1980s and early 1990s.
X Multiply’s distinctive setting inside a human body and its intricate level design made it stand out in the shoot-em-up genre, offering a captivating and different gaming experience.
Set sometime in the future, Aliens have destroyed bases on the moon and began an offensive against other military space areas. Humankind built the “OF-1 Daedalus”, a spaceship that is meant to destroy Alien invasion. Each pilot goes through a training process before officially boarding OF-1 Daedalus to defeat the invaders and earn eternal glory.
Play as pilot Sho in the new OF-3 Garuda spaceship to fend off the new attacks of the alien invaders and save the world. This sequel promises improved animations, detailed lore (learn more about pilot Sho and his family), new visual scenes, and a timeless soundtrack by Takashi Hiyamuta and Hiroshi Kimura.
In 2249 AD, settlers on the planet Stan caught a mysterious disease. Scientists discovered that alien parasites were taking over human bodies, and so the micro fighter ”X-002” was injected into an infected body to fight biological warfare and save humankind. Taking place in a humanoid body, players control a miniature ship that slowly gets ‘infected’ and uses tentacles to fight alien parasites that try to destroy humankind.
Showcasing the creativity and artistry of the 1980s and 1990s gaming era, each game offers unique gameplay elements and captivating pixel art. Playing these classics provides a challenging and rewarding experience, allowing modern gamers to appreciate the legacy of IREM and its impact on the gaming industry. Beyond their gameplay, these games hold historical significance, being popular titles during their original release and receiving recognition and awards.