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 (409 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 18, 2013

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October 3

Ultratron Soundtrack now available!

Hey everybody! Alli's original full-length album of electronic blasting music is now available from the Steam store as DLC for Ultratron. Hardcore music for hardcore people.

You can get a preview here (or even buy it direct).

Music on Steam now downloads into your Steam library underneath the game installation folder. Once it's there Steam can play it for you with the new Music library feature - or you can copy it out into your normal music folders.

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About This Game

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL1.5 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:550 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX 10.7
    • Processor:1GHz Intel
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL1.5 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:580 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
    Minimum:
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL1.5 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:580 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Something bad happened to us and the last of humans have been slain by evil robots. You are controlling THE LAST humanoid battle droid, slaying the endless hordes of mechanized beasts!

The fighting is very fast paced and explosive arena styled shooting, where the enemy comes after you in waves. Occasionally you encounter a bigger, more difficult boss droid. You can upgrade and fix your droid between waves, boost shields, buy various pets with different weapons etc. There's lots of cool stuff you can buy - if you have the money. I found myself being in constant lack of it and never really managed to unlock everything.

It's a fun game with a lot of hectic action. Sometimes I lost myself under all the light effects, explosions and enemy swarms and it felt like I was watching an ant hill under attack. But in game's defense, I've never been good at this type of games so someone with more 1337-powers surely saves the humanity in no time.

It's a very easily approachable and entertaining "Puppy Game" that doesn't disappoint.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Shots, robots and neon lights. Can you ask for more?
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Such a blast, this game is slick and fast. Its "Beserk" meets the stylings and sound effects of "Defender" with a huge amount of Smash TV. If you like your games with an electro retro feel and love manic gameplay, this one is for you.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
First 10 minutes in and I honestly thought it was crap. But I am glad I played on, because this simple little beauty is addictive.
Good points:

Runs well on older PCs,
Passes the time due to its arcade nature, you can play it over and over.
Cheap compared to other games
Gives a retro feel, 80s/90's style games
Has trading cards!

Bad points:
The graphics are nearly all the same color so in situations where a load of bad guys shooting at you come along, it can be hard to see their bullets admist the retro flashing lights.

Conclusion:
It gets difficult, don't be fooled by its simple appearance.
6/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Nice game with a nice music make you happy. :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
If it moves shoot it. Watch out for things that look like Black Widow AI. Other than that, it is mildy difficult to master. Overall 10/10 great music and of course, lasers, lots and lots of lasers.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
067/100

Twin-Stick arcade shooter.

Could use a difficulty setting as it gets very hard very quickly.

Asking me to sign up to s̶p̶a̶m̶ a newsletter for a one time in game bonus is pretty cheeky. The fickleness of the bonus, its random nature (max shields is far better than a starting drone) and the fact it is only 1-time is both upsetting and badly explained by in the in-game instructions.

Shooter pet is a beginners trap even worse, its the first pet you have access too. If its range was doubled it would be balanced with the other two pets but on it's own merits it is never worth buying.

Music is great, check out the soundtrack: http://allicorn.bandcamp.com/album/ultratron-ost
Control is fluent and perfect and it works with both a PS3 & Xbox controller.

Apart from some minor issues the game is as fun as other twin stick shooters and if you enjoy those, you will enjoy this.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
This is the first review that I felt compelled to write. I never heard of this game until I saw that the soundtrack was recently released. The story concept and art style was really appealing and I read some good things about this developer, so I decided to pick the game up. I was pleasantly surprised. This game is a really fun throwback to retro arcade games from the 80's. You play as a 'good' robot that must avenge the human race and kill all the 'bad' robots in increasingly difficult levels, with a few boss battles in between. The gameplay is easy to get into, but difficult to master like any good retro-style game. The graphics look great, and successfully blend in some nice modern visuals into its retro style. The powerups are really cool and make you feel powerful. Good play will reward more currency and you can buy upgrades. The user interface is easy to navigate and looks really nice. It's very simple to upgrade your robot, and not confusing at all. The audio fits the game's story very well -- the sound effects and robot voices are perfect and the music is really awesome too. The music ramps up in intensity as you progress through each level, and it really fills you up with a sense of impending doom as you blast wave after wave of evil robots. I bought the soundtrack too. Seriously, thumbs up on the audio design. It really lives up to the art style. This game is all killer, no filler. There is zero fat on this game. It's one of those gems that you are glad to find and have in your collection. I got Titan Attacks too, which looks great and I can't wait to get into!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
WASD to move, hold down mouse1 and spin it around to win. Crazy addictive. Its like playing an arcade game except you use pc controls. Recommended if you got a 90% off coupon like I did. x3 8/10.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Another puppy game.
I like them all and i like this one.
7/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Nice game! Love it :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
8/10.
I'm very excited. It's very very very AWESOME.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Great game for people who just want to dip their toes into bullet hell games, it has a nice shallow learning curve, really lets you learn how to play. Overall i would give it a 8/10, great game would recomend.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
This is a love letter to Robotron.

Ultratron is a twin-stick shooter that combines Robotron-style gameplay with upgrades and powerups. New enemies warp in as you clear a wave, dropping currency to spend on perks at the end of the level. There's also fruits that float by (a la Pac-Man), enemies that dashes swiftly through the battle that give you bonus points (a la Galaxian).

The graphics can get a little mushy. Sometimes, I don't know if that's a graphical flickering of the level or a enemy's projectile.

I love Puppygames. They are the masters at Retro-arcade games. Revenge of the Titan phenomenal, and Titans Attack is fantastic! Get those games as well!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
459.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Very neat little retro game from puppy games. I've had a bunch of fun with Ultratron!
The music is good and you dont get tired of it so 10/10 on that. The gameplay itself is very smooth and not too easy nor too difficult. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone and btw there are a lot of coupons on this game so make sure u get a good deal on it!

Splendid game as always from puppy games!
9,5/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
The game starts slowly as an asteroids-like game to turn into an addictive and fast paced shoot'em up.

• Great and simple gameplay
• Good feeling of progression and customization
• Nice design
• Very good checkpoint system
• Challenging levels with increasing difficulty while never getting frustrating

Can sometimes get a little bit confusing visually at first but you eventually get used to it and find your way through the waves of enemies, which is quite rewarding.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
ones of best awesome game with few the classic style i love it haha
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
retro aesthetic twin-stick (or no-stick if you use mouse and keyboard controls) shooter with purchasable upgrades between levels. soundtrack is decent. my only problems with the game are that it is sometimes hard to tell between friend and foe projectiles and sprites blend in with the background too well, although these may have been a conscious design decisions
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Bit of a classic isn't it? The original Ultratron was great but this new improved one is even more frenetic and flashy. Tons of shop upgrades too. It's like a Jeff Minter game on steroids.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
This is a great game, I love the fact that you can get a gun upgrade just by giving them your email, This is certainly a game for people who like arcade birds eye veiw arena shooters, see if you are reading this and you have played Realm of the mad god, this game is like that but better because it is also like that old sky raiders game with the ailens that you shoot out of the sky (sorry I don't remeber the name of the game), so honestly if you want a great arvade game, get this!
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