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Ultionus is a love-letter to the home computer arcade games of the late 80s and early 90s, with colorful 2D visuals, catchy chiptune music by the legendary Jake 'Virt' Kaufman, and 7 stages of hard-as-nails gameplay.
Release Date: Feb 25, 2014
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“The levels and characters are all fun to look at, and the whole world seems lush and alive.”
3.8/5 – Mash Those Buttons

“...the crass humor may not appeal to everyone, the sharp design and challenge that’s found in Ultionus will strike some kind of chord with anyone who initially play it and nostalgia withstanding.”
4/5 – Press Pause Radio

About the Game

Galactic hero Serena S has been trolled on Spacebook. This is obviously a cause to embark on an epic quest to punish the troll in question, who just happens to be The Space Prince. Guide Serena through 7 stages of shmup action, jumping, shooting, and yet decidedly more jumping and shooting to her ultimate goal of total testicular annihilation of her foe. Ultionus is a love-letter to the home computer arcade games of the late 80s and early 90s, particularly Halloween Harry, Astro Marine Corps, Duke Nukem 2 and especially Phantis/Game Over II. The game features tons of lovingly crafted pixel art, and a rockin' chiptune soundtrack by the legendary Jake 'Virt' Kaufman.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 65 MB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 65 MB available space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 65 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
61 of 91 people (67%) found this review helpful
336 products in account
11 reviews
2.5 hrs on record
There's a lot to like about Ultonions: the bright retro graphics, the chip'ish music and even the sexuliased 80s heroine. But... The gameplay is not quite bad but the design aimed for retro and ended up with unresponsive instead.

You can aim in only 4 directions, left, diagonal left/up. right and diagonal right/up. It would have been better as an 8-way scheme. Or even just up - I want to shoot up.

You can shoot or walk, not both. And you walk slowly. This may be a side effect but quickly swinging round to shoot and swinging back again seem to stick. This is incredibly annoying when dealing with fast moving flying enemies.

The crouch animation is unusually long, you must wait for it to finish before firing or walking again. Popping down to shoot and popping back up to jump and dodge stuff is not going to happen.

About a fifth of your view is obscured on the left and right by the decorative interface. This makes the dino-riding stage particularly vexing as you can't see what's coming.

I cramped my thumb trying shoot fast - I haven't managed that since I had a Commodore 64. Not sure if this is a good or bad point.

I'm not recommending this but is a weak non-recommendation. Learning from your mistakes is big part of the game and that's good reto but not having the space to see or control responsiveness to react is bad retro. Games like Thundercats, Mask and Turrican all got this right 30 years ago - Ultonious really should have too.
Posted: March 7th, 2014
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1,016 products in account
104 reviews
4.6 hrs on record
Simple shooter retro game. The story is too short, you can complete it within less than 30 minutes easily. The control has a few problem when you press "z" to shoot but nothing happen sometimes, I don't know it's only happen for me or not. A song of end credits is awesome, you should not skip it.
Posted: April 3rd, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
333 products in account
24 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
This reminds me of the early 90's. And this also reminded me that i suck at videogames.
Posted: July 5th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
860 products in account
137 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
This game looks and plays like Game Boy Color shovelware. You walk through boring corridors while enemies endlessly spawn from both directions with no idea where you're supposed to be going. Some levels play as a sidescrolling shoot-em-up though just as boring and low quality as the rest of the game. On top of that, it's being disgustingly marketed by the main character's unnaturally large boobs. The only redeeming quality is the music.

Stay far away.
Posted: August 16th, 2014
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
209 products in account
33 reviews
5.6 hrs on record
Ultionus tells the story of a woman taking a revenge against a man that trolled her on facebook.

The game is pretty short (30 mins for a full walkthrough.), it has some secrets but not enough.
Good music, good graphics: it could be a game from the Megadrive.

But you don't care you're gonna buy this because of the boobs. LOL !1D
Posted: March 10th, 2014
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