Super Time Force Ultra is an insane platformer filled with robots and dinosaurs and fun and time travel... sometimes all at the same time!
User reviews: Very Positive (183 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 25, 2014

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"A single player co-op sidescroller in which you manipulate time to create an army of yourself. A shooter and yet also a dynamic puzzle."
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August 22

PYRO, SAXTON HALE & ZOEY JOIN SUPER TIME FORCE ULTRA

Super Time Force Ultra is coming to Steam on August 25th for $14.99, and it’s bringing along three new friends that should be a little familiar…

We’re ULTRA excited to give Steam players a chance to travel through time with some of their favorite Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead characters: PYRO, SAXTON HALE & ZOEY!

Hop over to the Super Time Force website to learn more (and check out some cool gifs)!

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Reviews

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

“Not only is Super Time Force an incredibly deep, challenging game, but it has arguably the greatest “fun-factor” of any 2014 title. This quirky, spastic shooter has rightfully earned its seat at the Indie Game Round Table.”
100 – Hardcore Gamer

“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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Core i3 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
You want this game.
You dont know you want it yet but you do.
Before this game i could never get into any contra style sidescrolling shooters, Hell, i couldnt even get into megaman.
At first glance the whole time traveling gimmick could look dumb, since such mechanics are usualy only touched upon in sub-par free online flash games. But the way time travel is used here is great, it puts me in that "speedruning" mindset, but it barely ever feels stressfull to have a strict time limit AND limited lives for a level. The challenge mode can be mindmelting sometimes, but the story mode is a big goofy romp the whole way through. It has just enough difficulty to make you think you arent going to beat it, but you are given allot of leeway, and it is immensly satasfying once you reach the end and the level and the replay shows everything falling into place perfectly.
My only complaints are about the shortness of the story campaign, and the way the characters are done.
Basicly the only things that separate the characters are what their weapon and their hitbox, i wound have liked to see more passive differences, and better balence between the characters (i found myself returning over and over to a few favorites.) I also think that a replay saving system would be nice, and perhaps a highscore board similar to dustforce.
Get this game. Right now. Go on. Why are you still reading? Go.
Buy it.

go on.


go.



now.







butts haha
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
This game is so much fun. It's a beautiful blend of Contra, Austin Powers, and hundreds of internet jokes. The addition of Saxton Hale, Zoey, and Pyro only added to the fun of this. Great action, great comedy, and all around great game. Also, you can tell it's a good time-based game when you have over 5 hours in it and still don't completely understand how the time mechanic works. 6/6 great horses.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Do you like arcade-style shoot-em-up platformers where you fill the screen with bullets?
Do you ever wish you could rewind the game a few seconds to before you made that one mistake?
Do you like taking the measured, methodical route to collect all the shiny things in the stage?
Do you enjoy performing the perfect speed run?

Do you want to do all of these at the SAME FREAKING TIME?!
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
188.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
This is one of the most over-the-top, punny and enjoyable games I've seen. The rewind-and-clone mechanic works great, making for some of the most unique scenes in a run-n-gun platformer, ever.
The visual presentation is 100% to my own liking, with saucy, blocky, lovingly animated pixelart and expertly matching color palette.
Shame there's no multiplayer, but there's just no way it would work using the game's time manipulating mechanics.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Super Time Force Ultra is one of those games that does everything right.

It's a platformer with really nice pixel art graphics and a time rewinding mechanic that is brillantly exploited throughout its level design. The boss fights are particularly originals and fun to play and watch.

If finishing a level isn't particularly hard, unlocking everything is another piece of cake. The "looker" unlocks which will require you to speed run the levels are the most challenging.

Controls are tight, dialogues are fun and rewinding time is not just there to make the game easier or forgivable but to add a sort of puzzle aspect to levels. Add to that a lot of characters with different habilities (although some are more useful than others) and a good longevity and you've got a very solid game.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Brilliant sidescrolling 2D Jump and Shoot with splendid innovative timemanipulating feature. If you like Contra and Gunstar Heroes (especially complex gameplay mechanics "treasure" style) then you MUST play this game.

I hope to see another game from this devolper in the future.

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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
AWEsome
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Good death!
✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ☆
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Enjoyable, fresh, requires some getting used to. All and all a pretty good game.
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
DIE ! REWIND TIME ! SAVE YOURSELF ! DIE MORE ! REWIND TIME ... MORE ! SAVE YOURSELF AGAIN! DINAUSORE ON A SKATEBAORD ! DOT IT BECAUSE IF YOU DIE, JUST REWIND TIME AND TRY THE WHOLE LIVING THING ALL OVER AGAIN !!

DO IT DAVID !! DO IT !!!!
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
like Braid with guns
and better writing
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2 of 11 people (18%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Two words: Freaking. Awesome.
9.9/10
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2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Why aren't you playing this game right now you dumb idiot? My only regret is that I can't use a Time Out to go back to when this game first launched to play it then. Or to go back to when it was in development and help the developers out by, like, scratching their balls for them or whatever they needed. Because this game owns.
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
All that you really need to know is that this game is hella FUN. Why? Because it is just an all round well put together game. One of those easy to pick up, difficult to master type games, that always seem to be the best. Watching videos, were quite intimidating, because it just looked like a crazy mess. But once you start playing, you will see there is a method to all the chaos. This game is well designed, with interesting game mechanics and tight controls. It's just FUN.
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10.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
This game will make you laugh so hard you'll "Shard" yourself! Horrible jokes asside, This game is a master peice. You are going to die, but fret not. Your past selves will fight for you! I'm not the best at describing things, but all I can say is, the boss battles really shine. They'll thow in some move, you'll dodge it, but some guy above you shoots you down, you respawn, then take out the guy out, than take out the boss. You can learn from your mistakes. And almost everything about this game is fun! (Exept maybe the carperal tunnel you'll get.)
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
One of the best action plattformers I played so far.
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5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Wonderful game, addictive to the bone, very original concept.

It turns the bad idea of warping time in racing games and uses it the right way as the core of this little action platform gem.

Noneless to say, pixel art graphics, I love it!!! Perfectly matching chiptune-like OST!

Oh, and it's also very funny!

Highly recomended!!!!
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236 of 253 people (93%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
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 saving them during missions, collecting collectibles, and beating challenges.

One of my favorite things about the game is the stage selection. 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.

Aesthetics 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 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 It?
One playthrough (not counting any of the challenges) can take roughly 3-5 hours. That being said, it has high replayability; there are secret unlockable, achievements and new modes to play with. $15 is the asking price and I’d say it’s worth it for a good time.

Just think of it this way. A movie ticket for the cinema cost about $10-15 (for me at least.) Said movie is usually around 2 hours long. Some of you might not go to the cinema, but for me I’d be getting more hours of enjoyment from STFU for just $15.

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 recommend, ESPECIALLY if you’re an old school gamer looking for a fresh concept.
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69 of 91 people (76%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
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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