Super Time Force Ultra is an insane platformer filled with robots and dinosaurs and fun and time travel... sometimes all at the same time!
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Very Positive (533 reviews) - 90% of the 533 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 25, 2014

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Reviews

“Probably the dumbest smart shooter I've ever played.”
85 – Polygon

“You'll love the playful ways this game uses its crazy cast of characters, its retro graphics and music, and its totally absurd plot.”
9/10 – Famitsu

“Super Time Force is a satisfying run-and-gun game made even better with a fun (and funny!) take on time travel.”
90 – Destructoid

About This Game

Super Time Force Ultra is an action-packed platformer with a time-travelling twist! You’re in control of time itself, bending and stretching it to your advantage on the battlefield. Rewind time and choose when to jump back into the action, teaming-up with your past selves in a unique single-player co-op experience! Take control of up to 19 unique characters, and battle across 6 different time periods, from the long-ago past to the far-away future.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Core i3 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Very Positive (533 reviews)
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STUMP
Posted: May 15
A surprisingly cerebral shooter that lends itself well to replays and speed runs.
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tushar
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
A UNIQUE and OUTSTANDING game.
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AlexWrench
Posted: April 26
For the first five seconds, this feels like a silly and bombastic run and gun. Then, I die for the first time, and it becomes a sociopathic deconstructive exercise. I end the level exhausted, with my hands covered in viscera. Before me, lay the bones and organs of a video game, carefully washed and separated, lined up by size and color.
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Chicken$#it
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
I had much fun TIME with this game. In about 6 hours TIME is how long the main campaign took me. Could have completed more, but not my thing. probably take a about 10-15 to grind everything. Plus secret surprise at the end.

Story was funny, with character. Lots of variety to choose for your team / run. Meatboy mechanic was cool, music was on par with the style.
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ninjamob888
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Well designed! So much fun to play! Defintely twist to a normal shooter game, the art work is ohhhh soooo fun to watch, must play game! <33333
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Sarzy
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHPwR_hfkpQ

Too long; didn't watch -- Super Time Force is a ridiculously fun, stylish game with a memorable time-rewinding mechanic that sets it apart from similar platformers.
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not leafy
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
Neat time rewind mechanic, vury challenging
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Mean Mr. Mustard
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 14
Mean Mr. Mustard's short Super Time Force Ultra review

1) Essential - buy it NOW
2) Recommended - buy it on sale
3) Avoid

Time to complete – 4 hours
Played multiplayer? N/A
Worth revisiting? No, I found the game soon became repetitive

Best part – The clever time manipulation mechanic is unique to STFU and is well worth experiencing
Worst part – The are many characters with their own abilities but only a handful of them are actually useful
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wufRUF
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 3
Just like actual co-op, but the only person you can yell at is yourself.
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chad28_69
( 20.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
Super Time Force Ultra is a retro-inspired side-scrolling action and shooter video game by Capybara Games.

The gameplay is really enjoyable and sometimes challenging thanks to the novel use of the rewind time mechanic. The story is funny and the many unlockable characters play differently. It gave me 20 hours of entertainment and I only did 12/50 of the Helladeck levels. It has a Metracritic score of 80 (critics).

Overall, I really liked, had fun with and recommend the game.

My score: 8/10
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Plifet
Posted: January 30
Never has a slowmotion running-hug been so epic; it made me cry a little. Oh yeah, and the gameplay is pretty okay I guess (I lie, it's pretty great).
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Axass
Posted: January 30
Completed the campaign, the holodeck, got all collectibles and characters. I love games that try to ♥♥♥♥ with my mind, the whole time rewinding plus clones mechanic is excuted excellently, collectibles are fun to get and require skills and timing (especially in the well crafted holodeck challenges), the characters are a lot and almost all unique and interesting to use, each with its own quirk, having to actually save them to use them is a nice added touch. The pixel graphics are phenomenal, with an unusual attention to detail, it really feels like a moving cartoon, the story is pretty much nonsensical, the settings awesome; the whole game is very pop-culture inspired and sometimes it goes overboard, ending up in the silly zone, the opening and ending cutscenes in particular go on just too much.
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Most Nights
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 15
This game never gets old. The mechanics keep me wanting to replay levels over and over with different characters and set ups. Also has a good sense of humor and great pixel art.
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Orandj
Posted: January 12
Interesting mechanics, intriguing programming, sweet art style.

Dinosaur on a skateboard.
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Satan
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 10
Any game that has time travel, blowing up the Earth at least three times, post apocolyptic wastelands, a level full of ♥♥♥♥, a boss battle taking place on a gods pecs, dinosaurs, Saxton Hale, and a lovable, morally ambiguous mad scientist is alright in my book.
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★$OL▲RRE★
Posted: January 10
Less teamwork, more repeating death!
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Hoaxfish
( 14.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
The basic premise of time-clones is clever and perfectly implemented, however it can cause the game to feel fairly unchallenging due to the ease of "fixing" your mistakes.

While the game has a lot of playable characters, only a handful stand out as useful.

Overall it's a fun game, but can feel over quite quickly.
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Regulith
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
A pretty cool concept. Unfortunately you have to beat every level in a measly 60 seconds or less. If you find your time limit expiring halfway through the level you have to start over, so you'll spend every second sweating that you're not doing well enough.
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John Doe
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
Brillant & Extremely Clever
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
A UNIQUE and OUTSTANDING game.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: April 26
For the first five seconds, this feels like a silly and bombastic run and gun. Then, I die for the first time, and it becomes a sociopathic deconstructive exercise. I end the level exhausted, with my hands covered in viscera. Before me, lay the bones and organs of a video game, carefully washed and separated, lined up by size and color.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHPwR_hfkpQ

Too long; didn't watch -- Super Time Force is a ridiculously fun, stylish game with a memorable time-rewinding mechanic that sets it apart from similar platformers.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Well designed! So much fun to play! Defintely twist to a normal shooter game, the art work is ohhhh soooo fun to watch, must play game! <33333
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
I had much fun TIME with this game. In about 6 hours TIME is how long the main campaign took me. Could have completed more, but not my thing. probably take a about 10-15 to grind everything. Plus secret surprise at the end.

Story was funny, with character. Lots of variety to choose for your team / run. Meatboy mechanic was cool, music was on par with the style.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
Can't recommend this game enough.

I've been looking at this game for a long time, but I've never been able to justify purchasing it for $15. I ended up receiving it as a gift this Christmas, and it blew my expectations out of the water. I initially wanted it because it had secret TF2 characters, a unique pixel-art style, and it seemed to have a pretty cool approach to the idea of a time-travel mechanic. Instead of simply rewinding to fix your mistakes, you rewind to help your past selves fight enemies, destroy obstacles, shield for one another, and just cooperate in general. It reminds me of Lemmings in that you add specialized characters one by one to achieve an objective - except instead of ladders and shovels it's sniper rifles, rocket launchers, and plasma shields. Once you finally complete the level after discovering the perfect combination of characters to pass the stage's trials in the alotted ~60 second timer, you get to see the chaos all come together in a satisfying final replay. All the time you spent platforming, destroying, and fighting with each specific character builds up into one massive bullet-hell that's amazing to watch.

It's like a teamwork based game where all your teammates are different iterations of you. All the satisfaction of a well-oiled team without the stress of working with uncooperative teammates. What's not to love?

+bonus points for the over-the-top 80's action movie references and themes. Reminds me a lot of Farcry 3: Blood Dragon, which I loved as well.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Very fun game, bought it 75% off. Best thing i like about this game is, it never gets boring. One of my favorite games on steam :)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Super Time Force Ultra is a retro-inspired side-scrolling action and shooter video game by Capybara Games.

The gameplay is really enjoyable and sometimes challenging thanks to the novel use of the rewind time mechanic. The story is funny and the many unlockable characters play differently. It gave me 20 hours of entertainment and I only did 12/50 of the Helladeck levels. It has a Metracritic score of 80 (critics).

Overall, I really liked, had fun with and recommend the game.

My score: 8/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Just like actual co-op, but the only person you can yell at is yourself.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: January 10
Less teamwork, more repeating death!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Neat time rewind mechanic, vury challenging
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: January 12
Interesting mechanics, intriguing programming, sweet art style.

Dinosaur on a skateboard.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
This game never gets old. The mechanics keep me wanting to replay levels over and over with different characters and set ups. Also has a good sense of humor and great pixel art.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: January 30
Completed the campaign, the holodeck, got all collectibles and characters. I love games that try to ♥♥♥♥ with my mind, the whole time rewinding plus clones mechanic is excuted excellently, collectibles are fun to get and require skills and timing (especially in the well crafted holodeck challenges), the characters are a lot and almost all unique and interesting to use, each with its own quirk, having to actually save them to use them is a nice added touch. The pixel graphics are phenomenal, with an unusual attention to detail, it really feels like a moving cartoon, the story is pretty much nonsensical, the settings awesome; the whole game is very pop-culture inspired and sometimes it goes overboard, ending up in the silly zone, the opening and ending cutscenes in particular go on just too much.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Mean Mr. Mustard's short Super Time Force Ultra review

1) Essential - buy it NOW
2) Recommended - buy it on sale
3) Avoid

Time to complete – 4 hours
Played multiplayer? N/A
Worth revisiting? No, I found the game soon became repetitive

Best part – The clever time manipulation mechanic is unique to STFU and is well worth experiencing
Worst part – The are many characters with their own abilities but only a handful of them are actually useful
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
The basic premise of time-clones is clever and perfectly implemented, however it can cause the game to feel fairly unchallenging due to the ease of "fixing" your mistakes.

While the game has a lot of playable characters, only a handful stand out as useful.

Overall it's a fun game, but can feel over quite quickly.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Any game that has time travel, blowing up the Earth at least three times, post apocolyptic wastelands, a level full of ♥♥♥♥, a boss battle taking place on a gods pecs, dinosaurs, Saxton Hale, and a lovable, morally ambiguous mad scientist is alright in my book.
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298 of 324 people (92%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
The Super Time Force is here!
After having spent a great deal of time playing this on console, I was more than thrilled to hear an updated version of Super Time Force was making its way to Steam with new playable characters and extra content. Bought to us by the fellows people over at Capybara Games - this once Xbox 360/Xbox One exclusive has finally arrived to grace our PCs. Filled with humorous time-travel tropes and classic side-scrolling action, I was delighted to add this charming little game to my Steam library.

Gameplay
Super Time Force Ultra (aka STFU) brings an innovative twist to the side-scrolling, run n’ gun action shooter genre. One can say it’s a mix between Contra and Braid. The player takes control of the Super Time Force; an ever growing squad of time-traveling military agents with the ability to…well…control time!

While you’ll only be controlling one squad member at a time, you can freeze/rewind time and spawn in as another member of your squad. Doing so will not erase your previous actions; instead you’ll fight alongside your previous character. It only takes one hit to kill you. Rewinding time to prevent a squad member’s death will turn them into a power-up which you can collect. Due to the silly nature of this mechanic, it’s possible to have duplicate characters fighting on the screen at once, which can clutter the screen up a quite bit and make it pretty chaotic, but that's part of fun.

When it comes down to the core of the game, you’ll be using these mechanics to boost your firepower, fix any blunders you’ve made, or experiment around with different moves. Just remember, you’ll be working against the clock; missions are timed, but you can collect extra time, as well as lives, and other collectibles. Upon completing a stage, you are treated to a nice replay of your carnage (from start to finish) in real time. Think of it as what a bystander would see (without all the time powers.) It’s a pretty neat feature.

Characters, Stages, and Enemies
The full roster originally consisted of 16 playable characters, but with the addition of Pyro, Zoey, and Saxton Hale in STFU - the full roster is now boosted to 19. Capy did a fantastic job making each squad member likeable and unique; each has his/her own unique abilities, which consist of a standard attack and a special charged move. New characters are unlocked by rescuing from hilarious predicaments during missions, collecting collectibles, or beating challenge stages.

One of my favorite things about the game is the stage selection – You’ll appreciate this if you’re a fan of Mega Man! After the intro stage, you can choose to tackle whichever stage you want, right off the bat - Mega Man style! Stages are imaginative and diverse. In one stage you’ll find yourself fighting dinosaurs in prehistoric times; in another you’ll be traveling through Atlantis. I absolutely adore the design and liveliness of each level!

Much like the stages, every enemy is themed appropriately to the stage/scenario they are on. Some fly and act as stage hazards, while others fire projectiles or try to get up close and melee you. The bosses are especially well crafted, each having amusing quirks in their design. The boss fights themselves are massive in scale, but in the end, it all comes down to how many squad members you can get on screen to defeat the boss as quickly as possible before time runs out.

Aesthetic and Sound
I’m just going to say it, I’m a sucker for pixel art. Everything I mentioned previously from characters, stages, and bosses are all wonderfully crafted. Even if it’s just sprites, I can tell Capy put a great deal of love and care into creating their assets.

The outstanding soundtrack undoubtedly does the game justice. Starting the game, you are immediately welcomed by a fantastic chiptune track composed by the talented Jason DeGroo. He did a spectacular job and I would recommend checking out the 53-track album if you have the time. Also, the sound FX is spot on and fits the action on screen beautifully.

The Charming Story
If you’re looking for a serious story, you’re in the wrong place. STFU’s story is erratic and makes no sense. Why did we go back to prehistoric times? Well, to save the dinosaurs so they can live alongside us. Why did we go back to medieval times to find the Holy Grail? Well, to save a chain of medieval themed restaurants, of course. It doesn’t take itself seriously and is filled with paradoxes, but I guess that’s what makes STFU so charming and why I absolutely adore it.

Worth the Price?
One playthrough (not counting any of the challenge stages) can take roughly 3-5 hours. That said, it has high replayability - there are secret unlockable, achievements and new modes to play to explore. $15 is the asking price and I’d say it’s worth it for a good time, especially if it’s on sale!

My Final 2 Cents
Honestly, I can’t praise this game enough. Capybara Games did a stellar job bringing this to PC and giving us Steam users some extra love. There are humorous and memorable moments to be had and I guarantee STFU will put a smile on your face.

Highly recommended, ESPECIALLY if you’re an old school gamer looking for a fresh and interesting concept.
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115 of 145 people (79%) found this review helpful
65 people found this review funny
Recommended
852.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
You guys, I have been caught in infinite time loop and I can't stop playing this game.PLEASE SEND HELP, ITS BEEN 3 MONTHS.
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99 of 132 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
One thing for sure, I have not played anything liek this before.
Personal score so far 9.5/10

Pros:
- I created an army of 50-60 me on a single boss fight.
- Game plays really smooth both on keyboard and xbox controller!
- Sound effects are amazing!
- Originality of the game is originallisticlishshly original!
- Thankfully not another 2 hour campaign, there's a little learning curve and a bit of immersion!
- Funny 80's punz that force a grin or two.
- Mission slow-mo replay is awesome, it's almost better than gameplay itself.
- No multiplayer? If there was, it would cause brain damage!

Cons:
- unfortunately the purchase of this game does not come with real food :(
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