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.
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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

Windows
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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
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Very Positive (513 reviews)
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Ishvii
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
An ok retro twin stick shooter. Felt like the playable area too small though, and the effects are hard to see. Ragequit after I kept getting killed by things I couldn't see.
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Æther
( 12.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Singles--- 2nd highest scorer!!

I was just creating badges and increasing my steam level when I got a -90% off coupon for this game.

I checked what it was and found that it was just a shooter game where you shoot enemies and dodge typical arcade style, I looked at the reviews and 92% enjoyed this game so I thought why the hell not. Less than a dollar for a game.

After playing for a few hours to get the steam cards... I was definitely hooked!! I don't know why but I really enjoyed playing this game! It's very frustrating when you lose but you just can't stop playing!

It's fun and frustrating at the same time but it makes me want to play again and do my best once more which is a good thing!

I recommend this game 10/10 would hit my gaming keyboard again out of frustration lol!
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Jady
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
good retro game.
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Zeocrusher
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Retro. Arcade. Awesome. Play it.
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bob psycho 100
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
thank you years of playing touhou to prepare me for this game



that aside, I've really enjoyed ultratron! I got it 50% off so it was well worth the money. some good old-fashioned fun never hurt anybody
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Skipernicus
( 29.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
This `is a great game, but I'm puttting this negative review because it has one very serious issue that may be a dealbreaker for you.

When I first got this game, it fully supported 360 controllers. I don't know what changed, but now it does not recognize a 360 controller for me, nor does it recognize a Steam controller - this is a well known issue, and thoroughly documented in the forums. I actually rebuilt my machine from the ground up trying to get this one game sorted, but sadly, no luck - I loved this game when it worked with a controller. The developers have moved on to other projects - Puppygames is not a warehouse full of guys who never sleep, I think it's just two guys, so don't buy it expecting a fix.

If you like playing this sort of game using a keyboard and mouse, then this will be a really enjoyable game for you. It's clever, the game mechanics are well thought out, it's challenging, and it looks, sounds, and plays really cool.... For my money, this game is a gem when the controllers worked.

IF, however, you are buying this with the intention of playing it with your controller, there is a chance that it will not work for you. The forum has some tips that may be helpful, but if you can't get it to work the first day, you should either resign yourself to a controllerless experience, or put in for a refund.
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TheRadian
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
I have been searching for this game for over 30 years. I have always wanted that perfect twin stick shooter that would out-do the original Robotron. I had come close with Nuclear Throne, been disappointed with the doge-roll mechanics of Gungeon, and still feel on the fence for Neurovoider.
Nothing captured that pure feel Robotron. Super fast, super responsive, incredibly tough and unpredictible, and just plain kick-♥♥♥. Quite possibly in my mind the greatest game of all time. Then I happened upon this game.
Take everything I mentioned above that I loved about the original and add everything to improve upon that formula. Power-up's, minions, sentry turrets, kick-♥♥♥ visuals, a rocking soudtrack, super tight controls, a talent tree system thats based on coin collecting (some what risky at times), and OH MY GOD, fruit prizes! Classic gamers rejoice!!
You can choose between controller or mouse-keyboard gameplay. Something that Nuclear Throne does but there is a massive advantage to using the later. This game feels and plays great with either. I still cant decide which I like more, they both rock. Oh and theres no real endgame, this one is forever, and I'm pretty sure this game will be on every pc I will ever build.
If you are even remotely a twin-stick fan, I urge you to get this game. I have played a ton of them. This one rests firmly in my top spot. This is the new standarrd. Robotron has been usurped. All hail the new king!
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Drez
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
This game ♥♥♥♥ing rocks. Late night madness!
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Keef Baker
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
As with the rest of the puppygames catalogue, this is just pure unadulterated fun. Fantastic twin stick shooter with a good sense of progression.
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wrygrass
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
I rate the game Ultratron 3.5/5. Pretty good.

This is the direct sequel (at least in spirit) to the famous Robotron 2084 arcade game (which I used to play extensively on my Nintendo 64). Ultratron is harder and more complex than Robotron 2084 in every respect but despite its many differences, such as the presence of weapon and character upgrades, better graphics, more complex arenas and the music (Robotron 2084 had no music at all), Ultratron still somehow manages to feel very nostalgic. Despite its high difficulty and despite its initially clunky looking graphics (reminiscent of early 1980s arcade games), this is a seemingly simple but extremely fun game with absolutely no bugs (other than the intentional warping and flipping of the screen).

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+This game is pretty inexpensive.

+ The controls are highly responsive and generally outstanding.

+ The sound is highly reminiscent of 1980s arcade games. Still, this game's intentionally nostalgic sounds are extremely well done and hearing all the nifty computer sounds this game makes is a lot of fun. Despite how nostalgic the sounds are they will not make your speakers pop. The sounds in this game are high quality. They don't come through as fuzzy, grainy or full of static. Every single sound in this game also tells you something important.

+The graphics, while reminiscent of early 1980s arcade games, are actually quite a bit more complex, including some pretty lighting effects and little spotlight rays which follow your character around. The lighting creates a wonderful techno-menacing ambient feeling which goes far to create this game's atmosphere. The overall atmosphere seems to be halfway between a 1980s arcade, a techno rave dance club and a weird, futuristic computer factory. Indeed, the levels all sort of look like they take place in a 2D dance club of some sort which is at once funny and fitting for this game. The high-contrast graphics also helped me concentrate even better than I otherwise would have. The intentionally strange screen distortion effects helped increase the atmospherics of this game still further without significantly distracting from the gameplay. When playing this game it almost looks as if your own computer monitor wants the machines to win but can't really do much about you.

+The overall game design and object of the game (destroy everything on the screen) is simple but extremely well executed. Levels are divided into 4 sections, each of which has a boss fight at the end. Once a boss has been defeated you can jump to that section at a later time using the extremely easy-to-use game menu. Between each level you can upgrade your character with little monies you earned while you were destroying enemies during each preceding level (or you can save your little monies for better upgrades later. The boss fights are challenging but only the final one is potentially frustrating (I defeated it on my third try but then I currently hold the 5th highest score in the world). After the final boss, you can continue playing even further to get an even high score. The furthest I've gotten is to level 60 but I think I heard somewhere that there are 100 levels in all but I'm not sure. The designs of all of the smaller enemies are also very, very good, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.

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+/- Asides from the good main theme and the excellent music which plays during boss fights (the same song which plays on the Steam store's Ultratron page), this game's music is largely mediocre and tends towards an overly complicated and chaotic musical style (that oftentimes would sound more at home in a Unreal Tournament game rather than a little arcade-style game like this). The music can, at times be distracting but the music can be easily turned down.

+/-This game gets very difficult very quickly. This is essentially a dual analog game. (I play it with a mouse (to aim and fire with) and keyboard (to move)). If you do not have a background in playing other dual analog games I'd recommend playing some other dual analog games first to get used to the fundamentals of the controls before diving into something as challenging as Ultratron. Playing the original Robotron 2084 (if you can find a good version of it these days) will help you to be better at this game too.

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-It would have been nice if the difficulty ramped up more slowly (so the game would have more stages to play through).

-This game could use some additional gameplay modes of some sort to add variety and increased replayability. (For example, a mode where you must fire as little as possible, a time trial mode, a boss rush mode etc. would have all been nice additions) As it stands, this is a fairly bare-bones arcade style game with just one mode.

-It would be nice to be able to play a cooperative mode with AI's if you don't have any friends who also play this game (like me).

-The game needs more variety to its arenas. It needs more traps and physical barriers etc. Maze-like arenas would have been cool too. There's a whole lot more than could be done with this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
An ok retro twin stick shooter. Felt like the playable area too small though, and the effects are hard to see. Ragequit after I kept getting killed by things I couldn't see.
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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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.

Bear Rating 10/10
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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.

Story:
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.

Campaign:
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.

Gameplay:
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.

Results:
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.

Hints:
->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.


Results:
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.

Pros:
+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.

Cons:
-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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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
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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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2015
✔ 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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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2014
This game is very exciting and challenging which may take you some time to master it. The concept is simple enough for most people to get involved very quickly, but still, you can have fun druing the game. Try it if you love playing light games. :)

Ultratron
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
If you watch the video and see the gameplay, that is pretty much what it is. This is action-packed arcade game you will be shooting non-stop while moving to dodge their fire. I made it all the way to level 40, 4th boss, before dying but it was enjoyable experience for me. In the game, you shoot to destroy robots and each of them drop a coin from 10 to 100 value where you have to go over them to pick them up. At end of each level, store page comes up and you can purchase anything from health, ammo, combative companions, upgrades for them and yourself as well. The pace of the game increase as levels progress (and difficulty too).

If you are looking for shoot em up action-packed arcade game, you could not go wrong with this game. It is well polished and music was great. For discount buyers, this game usually come with -75% so I recommend a purchase here!
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 26, 2014
This is a perfectly made Modern Retro Shooter from Puppy Games

It has a great retro arcade feel, it's addicting, beautifuly colourful, fast paced and the amazingly done upgrades and level advancement system will keep you playing this for a long time. One of the most fun games I've played for a while.

You will not regret buying this game, I give it a 9.5/10
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
Intro

Ultratron is a quick arcade shoot em up game where you play as a robot who has to kill all the enemies to save the human race. It will seem easy at first but will soon become alot harder to dodge bullets and stay alive.

Good Points

  • The grathical style of the game looks amazing. Its very unique and has its own feel to it. Becasue of this it will grab your attention and keep you playing to see what the next level will look like.

  • There are tons of diffrent upgrades you can buy once you have finished a level such as more health, more powerful guns, pets and grenades. This keeps you playing and keeps the game challenging because you will want to pick the right upgrade.

  • Replayability in Ultratron is its shining point, there is Leaderboads which will keep you playing the longest but there is also lots of Steam achievements and once you completed the game you will start again but harder and keep your score. So there is no reason not to finish playing.

  • The music works well and fits in with the game. Because of this it will draw you in more. The music becomes faster the more you play so you feel pressured to not die. This works well in the game.

  • Controls for Ultratron are simple yet good, they work well and im sure most people will be fine with them. Because they are simple you won't be finding it confusing or hard to play. You can change them in the menu if you feel dont like it.

  • The difficulty is great! It always keeps you on the edge since you wont want to die. Thoughout the game you will have to be 100% focused in the game because if you are not then you will die quickly.

  • The enemie types are very diffrent and unipue thoughout the game. Almost every level will have something diffrent for you to kill. Lots of diffrent bosses make things alot better diffrent.

    Bad Points

  • The length of the game is only about 2 hours but becasue its an arcade game it will be a miner complaint. But its still short and you will complete it since its not to hard fist time round.

  • After a while you will feels a bit bored since there is only 2 modes and that single player and Local Co-op. It gets a bit repetitive after a while.

  • There is not much to show thats diffrent compared to other new arcade games. There is the grathical style but thats about it. Because of this the game feels abit the same, but only a tiny bit.

    Overall

    Overall I think That Ultratron is a fun challenge to play if you are bored. Its fun to get high scores and complete but since thats all there is I will rate Ultratron a 7 out of 10. Great fun while it lasts. I would recommend this game to anyone who likes arcade games and highscores.
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