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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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

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7 or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.11
    • Processor: Core i3 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Core i3 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
It's kinda like playing a co-op game, without having to bother about the skill level of your friend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
This is a really fun strategy game! I ended up getting this game through Monthly Humble Bundle and I didn't think I'd like it as much as I do. Its really good and I honestly wish I had bought it 2 years ago when it first came out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
I don't typically play Contra-style games, but this was something special. Very highly reccomended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
It is an unusual adventure story based on time-travelling. In this full of humor side-scrolling shooter you will see ancient dinosaurs and medieval warriors, visit mythical Atlantis, destroy tons of robots and defeat the main enemy Dr. Infinity being under the command of Prof. Repeatski, an inventor of time-travelling. There are many different characters with their own unique abilities. You will have only one minute to go through for each level, although it is possible to get more time via collecting shards. So use time wisely, get fun and try not to cause the world collapse!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
The game has very fun time rewind mechanic that makes you really re-think how you play. It's a fun indie platformer with charming style and great music.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
What I liked:
  • Unique Time Travel based combat
What You Need to Know:
  • Game basically requires a controller, the game only shows Xbox controller prompts
  • The Levels are short missions that require you to use the time travel to speed through some parts
  • The bosses are fun, requiring you to stack up multiple version of yourself to stack up damage on them
  • The combat is very shallow and just not fun because of the timer put on you in each level. It's more a speed run game with it in
  • My hours maybe short, but I got through 1/3 of the game and just wasn't enjoying it, so if your on the edge of buying, just skip it your not missing much

My Score:
C

Price:$5
Main reason for dislike:The timer on every level made it unenjoyable, since it was so fast, and didn't give me time to enjoy the game

Games similar that are Better:
  • Broforce
  • Almost any other side scrolling shooter
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308 of 335 people (92%) found this review helpful
7 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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142 of 179 people (79%) found this review helpful
101 people found this review funny
Recommended
895.4 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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103 of 137 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 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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63 of 78 people (81%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
A crazy co-op game which gets rid of the co-op part.
Well you can co-op with yourself so if you're the type who gets annoyed by other people ... buy it

Developer: Capybara Games
Publisher: Capybara Games
Release Date: 25 August, 2014


STFU! Heh. I’m not telling you to be quiet but STFU is the abbreviation for Super Time Force Ultra a game which managed to make me get hooked from the very start.

Have you ever wanted a co-op game which gets rid of the co op part?
You might probably say ’Bu-But … u iz not makin’ sense! Well relax kiddo and listen.
For some people this might be a dream come true. You can co op and to be honest you’re forced to at nearly all times. Sounds weird doesn’t it?
Well here comes the super fun part of STFU! You have to co op with yourself!
Say whaaaaaaat? That’s right folks. You have the super, awesome yes I want to say even godlike power of controlling time: TIME OUT!

So what does this mean.
Let’s take this quote from the Developer’s Homepage:

TIME OUT LETS YOU STOP TIME AND REWIND BACK THROUGH WHAT YOU JUST DID!
THEN YOU CAN JUMP BACK INTO THE ACTION WITH A NEW CHARACTER AND PLAY ALONGSIDE YOUR PAST SELF IN THE PAST, WHICH IS NOW THE PRESENT… WHOA.
YOU CAN USE TIME OUT TO PARTNER UP WITH YOURSELF IN THE GOOD OL’ DAYS OF A FEW SECONDS AGO, CREATING A VERITABLE ARMY OF YOU(S).

...Woah Dude. Mind blown right? Doesn’t this sound just awesome?
And boy the whole game is definitely something else.

There are a ton of characters you can play as, including favorites from TF2 and L4D.
You’ll die in six different time periods. Oh yeah you will die don’t argue with me on that. In fact you will die a lot my friend. Before you you complain or might even end up crying let me quote the developer again:

BUT DYING IS PART OF THE STRATEGIZING, SO DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT! WHEN YOU DIE, YOU CAN JUST REWIND TIME, ADD MORE FIREPOWER AND GO!

So quit your whining and go! More firepower equals more fun equals you enjoying this game probably way more than you should!

Story
Let’s make it short right here. Because the story is rather confusing since it involves time travel and to make you understand how time travel works I’d have to go deep into the world of physics and you’d still wouldn’t get it … well I don’t quite get it but it’s possible! At least in STFU!
You’re a scientist, with one eye, yes this is important I’ll get back later to i, in 1987 discovering the theory of time travel. Short after the world turns upside down. Your biggest concern: Can you use time travel to go back in time and save your beloved car? A Toyota?
Right after someone appears. A Guy that looks exactly like you but he lost both of his eyeballs and wears two eye patches! See? Not one but two! It’s your future self! So after a sweet talk you know what you have to do: Saving the Earth!

This is as much as I can spoil the story at the moment because: Time Travel. It would be too confusing.

Atmosphere
Fun, crazy, high paced and gorgeous. ‘Nuff said let’s move on!
Guess I have to expand a bit on it right?
Well alright. Crazy would be really the best way to describe the feeling I get by playing it.
There’s no need to decide whether you want to use Shieldy Blockerson, using a Shield as his weapon or Jean Rambois wielding, guess what, a Machine Gun of course! I mean if you fancy both you can use’em at the same time! Sorta. Well if you happen to activate a Time Out and trust you will, you’ll can go ahead and collect your buddy as a power up turning into this nearly indestructible dude or gal … or reptile.

The Pixel Art in this game is fitting and trust me when I’m telling you the game would look horrible if it would have been made in 3D. Not to mention it wouldn’t be fun anymore.
Using Pixel Art for a game like this just boosts the crazy factor.
Not to mention the music, if you can hear it over the sounds of exploding robots and bullet shells flying all over the place, just adds something to the game which let’s you forget time.

Not to mention the dialogues. Oh they’re glorious. Fancy. Crazy and so much more … You just have to fall in love with the Doc of the future. He’s a real man.

Gameplay
I talked about it earlier but the biggest focus of STFU would be the Time Out feature.
You have to use it if someone dies or is about to die. If you want to blow open a gate and you’re not strong enough to do it alone. Just Time Out and go back in time and show, whoever or whatever you want to show it to, who’s boss!
But that’s not all. The real beauty of the game is the, let’s just call it, single player co op.
You’ll have to think on the stats which characters you’re going to use in which way to face certain enemies or situations.
Besides that the game’s crazy, high paced and above all else: Challenging.

I’d like to go as far as to say that this game is similar to Demon’s Souls. Similar as in it will punish you from the very start and throw you into situations where you could end up throwing your controller at your screen.
But then again that’s the beauty of the game. It’s challenging and rewarding. Finishing a level nearly unharmed or so … a good feeling.

Visuals
Pixel Art is love. Pixel Art is life. STFU is just another example why Pixel Art will, hopefully, never and should never die. It gives games a certain charm on it’s own.

What else can I say?
...Woah dude. Crazy.
Yeah I can’t emphasis the crazy part enough. I mean the game’s gorgeous and looks absolutely fantastic but above all else the game’s stupid and crazy and I love it such much because of it.
The Intro alone got me hooked … I mean … If you read that boy you’ll end up loving the game on the spot. It’s just so good.
To be honest I should have bought the game full price. And not on sale. It seriously deserves every penny.
And a shout out to my dear and annoying friend TimLol aka ScumSol for showing this game to me.
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JoeProgram
21.8 hrs
Posted: September 27
If you haven't played a co-operate with yourself game before, prepare to be blow away.

If you have... prepare to be blown away anyway! The care put into the story, the art, the mechanics, the characters, the controls, the levels - it's all here. Every stage has a boss fight, with extra boss fights thrown on top. Verry little art is reused from one area to another, making each stage a firehose of discovery and surprise.

I rarely enjoy the extra-hard modes in games, since I prefer to do something new instead of something the same but just more difficult. But the ultra mode changes the way you play the game, and gets you to explore characters that you ignored the first time around. This is one of the very few games I felt compelled to collect all the achievements on, and had a great time doing so.

Couldn't recommend it more.
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funwithaportalgun™
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Pretty neat concept, you're from the future going into the past to save the world, when you die you just travel back in time. It sounds confusing because it is. It's very confusing. You just shoot ♥♥♥♥ and collect things to get to the end of the level.
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BananaDog
23.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
When I first start to play this game, I found the battle concept is unnecessary.
And the scene is really chaotic, too many things are going on.
But after a couple hours of gameplay, I started to like this game.
Full screen of flying bullets, and so many different unique characters that you can all play with in a single run.
PS: yay, fianlly got all the looker badge.
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commodore256
5.5 hrs
Posted: September 21
Just thubing down to tell people how it can be not fun, I think it's a polished experience, but it's not as fun as I thought it would be.

The problem is I find it frustrating because the way I play it, I want to last at least 10 seconds before I die to save lives, but when you restart, you have to keep on skipping the text and I find that annoying. for me, that kinda cancles out the fun. If you're reading this and thinking "you wuss", well, I though the same about people that hated velvet assassin saying "it's too frustrating" and then I played it and hated the frustration. (Of which is weird because I have the paitence to "git gud" with Quake and not this) I don't think it's a bad game though, but the frustration cancels out most of the fun for me. Though I do enjoy the boss fights and maybe I'll have more fun in the "hella deck".

I hope my review was helpful to people that were on the fence seeing this and though of paying full price because they like to support devs to now think "better wait for a sale and then try it". However, I think people that aren't easily frustrated would enjoy it.
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Vivardor
4.1 hrs
Posted: September 18
This game is a true Gem.
Battling much like in Broforce you make your way through level quickly and maniacly.
Only in this game you go into a time paradox through the level to beat it in a very short time (which is needed due to the short time limit) or to overcome your previous death.
The game is a bunch of 8-bit quick platforming action fun.
Definately Recommend!
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It is I, Nick T.
46.0 hrs
Posted: September 13
Best game ever
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