Experience the addictive gameplay of old-school arcade favourites, updated and improved for the 21st century! Unique retro-futuristic sound and graphics, player responsive difficulty, and a subtle system of tactics combined with classic gameplay make Ultratron a fun and hypnotic arcade blast.
User reviews: Very Positive (488 reviews) - 92% of the 488 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 18, 2013

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Experience the addictive gameplay of old-school arcade favourites, updated and improved for the 21st century!

Unique retro-futuristic sound and graphics, player responsive difficulty, and a subtle system of tactics combined with classic gameplay make Ultratron a fun and hypnotic arcade blast.

The last human has been slain by evil killer robots. You are the one remaining humanoid battle droid. Your mission: avenge the human race! Boost your battledroid with powerups, buy cute but deadly pets in the shop. Blast your way through 40+ glowing neon levels, avoiding Chasers, Turrets, Spawners, Minelayers, bombs, and bullets, and take on the four giant boss 'bots of the Apocalypse - Ieiunitas, Bellum, Lues and Letum!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL1.5 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:550 MB HD space
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
    • OS:OSX 10.7
    • Processor:1GHz Intel
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL1.5 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:580 MB HD space
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL1.5 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:580 MB HD space
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
✔ Good graphics and presentation
✔ A game by PuppyGames is bound to be a good game
✔ DRM-free version exists
✔ GNU/Linux support
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
I love their art style and the game is a very fun shooter, you'll put a lot of time into beating it.
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29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2013
Ultratron oh how I love your addicting twin stick gameplay. You sucked me in late at night with your pretty colors, challenging gameplay, and awesome upgrades. I loved you until I loaded what I thought was my save with my high score I was working on to find me back at an earlier level 3000,000 short of what I was. For now I must give you up because I am hurt and sad but will comeback one day to complete my challenge of moving up the leaderboards.

Ultratron is a fantastic old school style twin stick shooter from the guys at puppygames. They also made other great titles like Revenge of The Titans and Titan Attacks. Your mission is to avenge the human race by killing the titans.

You do this as a little robot who you can upgrade by earning money which is dropped when titans die. Upgrades come in the form of the power of your gun, adding little pets who each have a different weapon, and defensive abilities like an EMP shock when you get hit. To keep these upgrades you have to get past a checkpoint which is every ten levels and a boss.

Gameplay is best done with a controller in my opinion since one joystick controls movement and the other controls your gun. Each stage is done in a somewhat oval shaped stage where a variety of titans appear to bring a stop to your destruction. Each time a titan is killed money appears and you have to collect it before it disappears.

The main game plays through 40 levels then after that it's just hitting checkpoints every ten levels to try and fully upgrade everything and get a higher score. You can also save where you’re at and quit the game to come back later to keep going. It's a fantastic game with tons of value that can last you a very long time.

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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 3, 2014
This is a rather long review, so if you want a short summary of why I recommend this game skip to Results and read from there.

Well it’s time for PuppyGames to shine with Ultratron. It is not the best game out there, but it’s by no means the worst.

Ultratron is a pretty simple game; you play a little robot that must defeat the many foes and their leaders ahead: Bellum, Lues, Leiunitas, and Letum. The protagonists’ goal in this epic is to get revenge for the fall of earth by the evil forces of robots. As you fight further through the epic campaign you defeat the evil leader robots that destroyed the great planet you knew to love.

There are forty main levels and with each level the enemies become slightly stronger, although not to the point where it forces you to select specific upgrades. The game isn’t too difficult and you can get through the first 39 levels without too much effort. As you progress through each subsection (10 levels) you must fight one boss and this creates a save, which you can reload and play even after creating the next save ten levels later. You only get one save for each ten levels; this means if you start again you will overwrite your previous character saves.

Similar to Revenge of the Titans you cannot buy all the upgrades within the forty levels, before fighting the main boss. Your cash is limited and you must choose which upgrades you want and which ones you don’t. In order to take more hits you must purchase shields, which upon being hit you lose. This means some of your money goes back to buying defense mechanisms to make sure you do not die in one hit. Although, after fighting your way through the main 40 levels the campaign unlocks and allows you to keep playing. One major benefit to this game is that by clicking escape it saves your progress and quits. This means you can be half way between checkpoints and decide you want to take a break without losing a beat.

Ultratron is challenging and fun with a lot of variation between rounds because of the upgrade variety. Most of the achievements can be earned by playing the game only a short amount of time. If you ever played geometry wars this is a similar type of game. If you’re fan of arcade games that are in bird’s eye view and are arena shooters then this is the game for you.

->To beat Letum you need to purchase the speed boost upgrade, preferably with Quantum Shift so you can run through his bullets. [I also beat him when playing with near maxed out bullet upgrade which made it a bit easier]
->If your find a turret from a spider drop you can pick the turret up and move it by not firing your main gun.
->By purchasing the droid level-up upgrade this will allow your droids to level up based on their kill count. This upgrade is only useful if you decide to not fire your blaster and let the droids level up. (I played a play-through using only the lowest level droid and even at level five and fully upgraded it still was weaker than my level two blaster).
->You will make your money back if you buy the dot slurper upgrades, as the benefit of the farther reach is incredibly notable.

I recommend this game. I personally wouldn't purchase it for $9.99, but if you're a fan of the genre then $9.99 is a good price. If you are not a fan of the genre and can get a coupon or it is on sale for about 75% off then this is a great buy. The game is entertaining and rather simple. It doesn’t require too much time to become good at and is fun to compete with against friends. The checkpoint system makes it rather entertaining and stops you from having to repeat the whole game over again.

+Different upgrades which you cannot purchase all in one play through of the main forty levels.
+Checkpoint system, so you don’t have to restart at the beginning if you lost by just a hair.
+Easy controls with simple gameplay logic
+Simple enemies and fun to battle bosses
+High replay value
+Save and quit option allowing you to stop playing at any point without losing progress.

-Some upgrades seem rather worthless.
-The final boss, Letum, is ridiculous in difficulty curve.
-There doesn't seem to be any tutorial or hints pages between levels.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
Cliff Bleszinski is famously quoted as to have said to have a great game you just need "to nail that 30 seconds of gameplay and be able to repeat it". This applies to certain genres more than others, but it certainly can be used to describe twin stick arcade shooters, where without a story, expansive world, or other conduit typically used to draw you to the experience, it all comes down to getting the core gameplay right. Ultratron gets it.

Making no false claims as to what it is, Puppy Games's twin stick shooter drops you into a level and asks you to kill everything that moves. As you destroy enemies they drop credits which you can use to upgrade your bot, replenish your shields, or adopt an array of gadgets to help you stay alive. It's intentionally uncomplicated and that is what makes it so freaking fun!

Gliding around in your little homicidal robot feels like an extension of yourself, and the resistance put up by your endlessly spawning enemies coupled with the ensuing explosion when they bite the dust is absolutely perfect, and never stops being satisfying no matter how many times you repeat it. Enemy patterns are varied just enough to keep the experience fresh, and over the game's 40 levels various levels are sprinkled challenge events and boss fights that become increasingly challenging the further in you get.

Although I've never been known to suffer from epilepsy, I appreciated that the developers didn't go as crazy as they could have with the visuals. There is a lot of graphical flair going on at any one time, but rarely did it become detrimental to the gameplay by obscuring enemies, and is actually used as a clever way to increase difficulty as later levels are darker lit and require a keener eye to pick out enemies (but never to the point of being unfair).

For pure arcade shooting I've rarely had the pleasure of playing one as fun and well crafted as Ultratron. While it may lack content up front, it makes up for it by being replayable just for the sake of revisiting the game (with the added benefit of local co-op, which is a literal blast). As a fan of the genre I found it an absolute joy to play, and am sure to be comparing similar games to it from now on. If you are in the mood for an easy to pick up but hard to put down bit of robot blasting carnage, I think it would be hard to do much better.
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