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!

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    • 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
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    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL1.5 capable graphics card
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33 of 41 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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22 of 23 people (96%) 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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23 of 28 people (82%) 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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
About Ultratron
Ultratron is a retro arcade shooter developed and published by Puppy Games. It features top-down shooting with a very highly-stylised retro aesthetic. While one can expand on those two points, that's about what there is to it. It's a pretty simple game, and if you're looking for complex gameplay this isn't the place to look for it. What is here, however, is very highly-polished.

The game progresses through four coarse stages of a few levels each, culminating with a final boss at the end of each stage. The modes are kept varied by throwing in different stages that are essentially different game modes, for example, a "Dodge stage" whereby you must dodge away from a bunch of enemies without shooting them. The level variety does some way make up for the lack of enemy variety, but not quite. There's only a handful of true enemy types, although the actual number could be filled out somewhat since there are successive upgrades of others with minor cosmetic changes that mark their more powerful status.

The look of the game itself is what I would describe as pleasantly retro. It has that 8-bit look, but uses a full colour pallete and a variety of modern visual effects to add some jazz to the aesthetic. It comes together quite well, and with a complimentary retro sound design and chiptune-style music, the production oozes 'retro' from every pore. It's brilliant if that's the kind of thing you're looking for, though there are some that may be put off by the simplistic gameplay. If I had one complaint about the visual style its that sometimes the visual effects make it very hard to tell what's going on in the game sometimes. These distortion effects can be disabled in the options though, so it's not a big detriment to the game. If you have trouble with them as I do, you can just turn them off.

Unfortunately, for all it's polish it's still a very simplistic game. No doubt if you like the genre you'll get your money's worth out of the game, and I know that's how I felt as I played it. At the same time, however, I feel it won't be sticking with me as much as other games such as Thomas Was Alone did. Its claim to fame: a highly-polished retro shooter, is also what kind of makes it wane in interest with time for me, as it's a very saturated genre indeed.

All in All Ultratron is a really nice Indie-Action Game!

8/10 From Me
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11 of 12 people (92%) 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. :)

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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.0 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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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
7.2 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 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 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015

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 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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3.3 hrs
Posted: November 27
I like to think of Ultratron as Super Smash TV without a story and with tons of robots. I like it a lot.
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0.9 hrs
Posted: November 24
Ultratron is a very fun retro 8-bit game its sort of like RoboTron except for your not actually saving the humans by picking them up i definetly recommend trying it out!
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47.8 hrs
Posted: October 30
Fantastic Old skool retro arcade shoot 'em up!Best bang for your bucks right here.Great head nodding "bassy"soundtrack too which gives it that more modern feel...i love this to bits!
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1.1 hrs
Posted: October 11
INTRUDER ALERT! INTRUDER ALERT! This gamer is going BERZERK over your homage to that 80's classic... but it soo much more... BTW Love the pet that you can unlock! Nice touch!! Most gamers who are old like me, should recognize my aforementioned references.

The gameplay is fast and responsive using Logictech F310 controllers (sorry I don't own the others to test them out). When I play this game I am taken back to the 80's when I used to play Berzerk religiously, often saving my lunch money for after school arcade fun. Thank you dev., for such a delightful, fast-paced, robo-destruction fun! Love the upgrade systems, love the old school graphics but with modern day lighting and neon affects... In fact, I love everything about this game! Good Job!
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1.2 hrs
Posted: September 9
Very fun game, highly reccommend if you love games like Robotron or just twinstick shooters. I love how not only can you control with a keybaord and mouse, but use the WASD keys to move and the arrow keys to shoot. I prefer to use the arrow keys to shoot.

Definetely pick it up if it's on sale. Soundtrack and the sound design in general really fits the game, and the gameplay itself is just addicting. Whenever I launch this game I have a good time.
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5.4 hrs
Posted: September 7
I Bought this at £1.74 and probably the best 2 quid I ever spent - extremely addictive in nature - the soundtrack is an absolute blast - whats not to like?

A seriously good ol' skool blaster from the good ol' days!

If you lived in the arcades as I did 35 years ago you'll lap this up!

Just turn volume up to 11 (natch!)

Shame about my RSI - if you have it too ? take it easy - this'll flare it up!! I rate this game.
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14.4 hrs
Posted: September 4
gameplay - mindless robocop minded hardcore arcade shooter, zer0 story, just goes tougher each level
visuals - crippling, it's like catching fly while confetti cannons go wild

it's required to check if i recommend, i press yes, but beware! -> read review again
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6.7 hrs
Posted: August 20
+nice neon art style
+fun gameplay and upgrade variety

-get repetitive (around 4 or 5 enemies are recycled over and over)
-the ♥♥♥♥ing checkpoints
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23.4 hrs
Posted: August 19
This game is f****g awesome!

I love the style of it, and the music! The only thing missing is good Steam Controller support.

Is not too varied, but what it does, it does extremely well.
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