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.
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
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
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Twin-stick shooters are a dime a dozen nowadays, but this one is pretty decent. The retro-style graphics are neat and the soundtrack fits the action, but the upgrade system is what got me hooked. Collecting dots for money you can use to buy upgrades (such as improved shields, drones and more) adds another layer of depth in a well-worn genre. If you're fan of twin-stick shooters, check this game out.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Fun twin stick shooter!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
(Before I write thsi review, a bit of a warning. This game can cause serious epilepsy because of the colors that are used in this game. If you have a history of having problems with games with bright colors, I don't recommend this game.)

Ultratron is a game that is the remake of the arcade game called "Robotron 2084". It's a game that requires good "eye to hand" movement as well as aiming and shooting skills. You use the controls to move the robot around while using the mouse to aim where you fire. During combat, you collect coins to help upgrade your robot such as weapons, grenades, and other various weapons. As you progress you also battle in challenges as well as boss fights.

My only real complaint is the colors used to make this game. I myself do not have issues with epilepsy, however a few friends who like this game wish was wasn't so colorful.

Other than that, it's a fun game for everyone.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
This is one of those fun little shooter arena games. Reminds of Robotron except more power-ups, yo u can get pets, make yourself really powerful and you have a life meter of sorts (shield.) The soundtrack was nice and the distorting effects are not bad. I bought this game awhile back and never gave it a chance, worth getting when it is one sale, fun little time waster.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
A quite short but very addictive waves survival game, similar to an old game, Smash TV. But instead of being a TV Show where you kill for fun, you're a droid with a man's guts that revenge the human race. The controls are simple, but aiming may be confusing with all the mess of enemies that pop up all around the screen, you already won't die easy, and killing them becomes easier and easier with not only upgrades for yourself, but also for the puppy droid companions that you will be able to buy. Since the game enters in a level loop after the last level, it's a worth game as time waster.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
I give this game 8/10. I like 2nd style. The music and graphic are very well, but I give the boss 6/10 because the boss movement is not good. The boss always run out from the player character. I think It's very easy to dodge, but hard to hit them. It too cheat for the player.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
A very fun dual-stick shooter with plenty of purchaseable upgrades to give you more sense of progression
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28 of 34 people (82%) 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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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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15 of 16 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.

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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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
2.7 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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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2014
A fun twinstick shooter similar to the classic games like Robotron.

It looks easy but gets harder later on.

I snagged it in a Humble Bundle, best $3 I spent in a long while.

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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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
[8/10]
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
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 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2014
Shots, robots and neon lights. Can you ask for more?
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2014
Welcome to Ultratron! This game serves arcade style gaming well. It is a shooter sort of game where you shoot these bots and get power-ups. There are checkpoints each time you finish a boss and the game challenges you more and more with each new level. The arcade shooter noises are a definite plus because it will make any gamer fall in love. I recommend this game even more if it is on sale (I had a coupon). But furthermore, simply do youself a favor...and buy this game! BUY IT!

PROS:
+ Nice Arcade Sounds
+ Spectacular Colors and Visuals
+ Challenging Levels
+ Lots of power-ups

CONS:
- You should possibly wait until on sale/coupon.

Rating: 8/10 ''Beep Bop Beep Boop.''
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 20, 2014
Ultratron is in every sense a modern arcade game. The player dodges and shoots their way through gradually increasing waves of enemies for the coveted position on the high score list. What makes this game so addictive is its seamless presentation and production, with contemporary elements sprinkled tastefully throughout. Features like checkpoints, renewable shields/smartbombs, and a robust upgrade system add layers of strategic depth which serve to update the experience, while perfectly placed bosses, powerups, and challenge levels help break up the monotony. The epilepsy-inducing rainbows of flashing lights and streams of constant, computerized noise layered over the chiptune-esque soundtrack all combine to give a renewed sense of urgency and intensity to this traditional gaming genre. Ultratron will deeply satisfy the arcade-itch of diehard arcade gamers, while winning new fans to the genre in the process.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2013
The "simpler" games are amazingly more fun. Addictive!




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Portuguese translation:

Curioso como os jogos mais simples são os mais divertidos. Viciante!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
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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