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  • Summary: Welcome to a new experience in gameplay mechanics: Beat Hazard Ultra - Gameplay Powered by YOUR Music! Experience your music collection like never before with this intense music driven arcade shooter. Each of your songs will have its own unique ebb and flow based on the music. Power up yourWelcome to a new experience in gameplay mechanics: Beat Hazard Ultra - Gameplay Powered by YOUR Music! Experience your music collection like never before with this intense music driven arcade shooter. Each of your songs will have its own unique ebb and flow based on the music. Power up your spaceship and watch as the music boosts your firepower. Unleash hell on the enemy ships when you max out with weapon pickups! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 7, 2011
    85
    For a game made by one guy in his bedroom over the summer, Beat Hazard Ultra is an interesting treat. The controls are tight, the weapons are unique and varied, and the novelty of using your own songs gives you an endless library of levels and enemy variety.
  2. Nov 24, 2011
    82
    Beat Hazard Ultra is simply a nice, colorful and fun twin-stick shooter that every player into EDM or metal music shouldn't miss.
  3. Jan 9, 2012
    79
    Basic, but executed to perfection. [Issue#213, p.97]
  4. Jul 26, 2012
    71
    Even though enemy waves are being generated from mp3 music, they hardly reflect its rhythm and sound. Co-operative play is a plus, while unlocking and combining an abundance of specials will keep you playing.
  5. Oct 26, 2011
    50
    The idea of my music creating a level in Beat Hazard Ultra is cool, but it doesn't work and every level feels the same regardless of the tunes being used.
  6. Just a competent arcade game and a dire soundtrack. [Christmas 2011, p.97]
  7. Feb 2, 2012
    50
    While the game's level generation mechanic doesn't work as swiftly as we'd hoped, Beat Hazard Ultra is still a tidy twin-stick shooter. The problem is, as we previously alluded, twin-stick shooters are dime-a-dozen. The madcap visuals and neat progression system elevate Beat Hazard Ultra above the other bog-standard shooters available on the PlayStation Store, but it still ain't no Super Stardust HD. If you're looking for a quirky way to listen to your music though, you could definitely do much worse.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 11, 2012
    10
    This game was recommended while college was not allowing me take part in many video games. The enchanting part that originally caught myThis game was recommended while college was not allowing me take part in many video games. The enchanting part that originally caught my attention was the ability to pick it up for three minuets and feel accomplished. This game is highly recommended to any true gamer on a schedule.
    Now I understand that IGN can not give good ratings to games whose development is not directly placing them in the advertising budget. In the case of an indy game, getting a review from IGN @ 5 is comparable to getting a 10 from a reviewer that has been paid to write the review. Get this game, and have lots of fun. If you like music, and you like twin stick agility games, this game will provide total satisfaction.
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  2. Oct 31, 2011
    10
    This game is much fun and we spent hours playing it (already spent 10+ hours). Each song is a different game and it trying to achieve theThis game is much fun and we spent hours playing it (already spent 10+ hours). Each song is a different game and it trying to achieve the challenges is fun even when you fail. IGN's poor score is nothing but a shame. Thre reviewer did not even recognize that each song plays the same everytime (enemies, bosses appear exactly with the same pattern for each song, once you play a song and turn back to it, you see that the same waves and bosses come, which is the proof of the fact that "your music determines your gameplay") This game deserves a score no less than 8. It certainly deserves the money paid for it. Expand