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Ibara is a vertical bullet hell shoot 'em up developed by Cave and released in 2005. A port for the Playstation 2 was released in 2006. The game's main programmer was Shinobu Yagawa, the man behind Armed Police Batrider and Battle Garegga.


Ibara takes place in an alternate version of the 20th century. The steam-powered engine has recently been invented, and the Northern European country Edelweiss is at the forefront of the technological and industrial development. However, a great threat appears: the insane Dr. Theresa Rose has decided that the human race is filthy and needs to be exterminated to make place for a beautiful rose garden, and her very first target is none other than Edelweiss. She and her five daughters (Lace, Shasta, Kasumi, and twin sisters Midi and Meidi) wreak havoc across the country under the name Rose Garden, leaving the Emperor with no choice but to send out his finest: the "negotiators" Bond and Dyne, to defeat the Rose Garden and save the country.


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Player 1 - BondModerately fast, with narrow shot
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Player 2 - DyneSlower with wide shot

Voice Actors

Rose Garden

  • Teresa - Chiharu Komine
  • Lace - Nami Aoki
  • Shasta - Maiko Mori
  • Kasumi - Kumiko Ishihara
  • Midi - Mao Shimura
  • Meidi - Asako Naito


  • Bond - Daisuke Matsumoto
  • Dyne - Akira Wakabayashi

Special Formations

  • Wide : Get 6 option items back-to-back.
  • Search : Get 5 bomb-chips back-to-back then get option item
  • Rolling : Get 5 symbols back-to-back then get option item
  • Back : Get 5 small shot items back-to-back then get option item

Technical Info (Arcade Board)

CPU: Hitachi SH-3 CPU, 133 Mhz Clock

Sound: Yamaha YMZ770C-F

Players: 2

Control: 8-way Joystick

2 Button Control: 『A』 Shot, 『B』 Bomb


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