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75

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7.2

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 30, 2014
    86
    A stunningly beautiful arcade space shooter that provides just the right mix of challenge and exploration.
  2. Sep 19, 2014
    83
    That's the downside to the game: Gravity Crash Ultra is designed for short, quick play sessions, which, all things considered, isn't exactly a bad thing.
  3. Aug 13, 2014
    80
    An ideal fit for the Vita, the classic arcade styling and gameplay are a joy.
  4. Aug 22, 2014
    77
    The minimalistic neon visuals didn’t lose anything in the last five years. But when it comes to the core mechanics, the subtle changes didn’t serve the purpose.
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    Sep 16, 2014
    70
    The attention to detail in both art direction and audio design is admirable, and it's decent value for money. [Issue#152, p.122]
  6. Aug 18, 2014
    70
    Its lack of depth means that you’re not going to be dedicating months of your life to it, but sometimes you just want something fun, easy to pick up, and bursting with playable content. On that level, this is an absolute bargain.
  7. Aug 13, 2014
    50
    The original Gravity Crash didn’t do too well when it came out in 2009, not least because it launched so close to PixelJunk Shooter. Now, five years on, this re-release doesn’t improve anything that was broken, and arguably detracts further from the titles it wants to emulate by setting the default option so easy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 21, 2015
    8
    No matter how many technological advances are made in the gaming industry: HD quality graphics, sound etc. we keep going right back to theNo matter how many technological advances are made in the gaming industry: HD quality graphics, sound etc. we keep going right back to the basics, which is a good thing. In this case,everybody's favorite: twin-stick shooters. Gravity Crash Ultra is brought to us by Just Add Water Ltd. (Based in the UK), and our friends across the pond have blessed us with not only an updated classic, but a challenge!

    For more info about Just Add Water Ltd. click (HERE!)

    Taking its queue from the arcade stylings of the 80's, "Ultra" also draws inspiration from previous similar games such as "Gravitar",and "Thrust". This multi-directional shooter was ported to Vita in August of this year.
    You start by picking a ship, each will have a slightly different control scheme, but basically it's left stick to move, right to point & shoot!. From there you pick a planet, which are presented as 2D scrolling maps, which look similar to a series of underwater caves you have to navigate through. It is strongly advised that you tackle the tutorial first, not only is there an easy trophy to be unlocked for completion, but getting used to the anti-gravity flight physics of the game is half the challenge itself!

    The particle effects in this game are beautiful. The 60FPS resolution is really shown in full force, and is a prime example that the PS Vita can handle this and more. Colors are bright,and everything can be clearly seen.
    "Ultra" is composed by the famous Tim Wright of videogame fame. When a new game needs original musical scores, you can't do any better!

    Good: Bright colors
    Dazzling effects
    Masterful musical scores

    Bad: difficulty of the flight mechanics (AT FIRST!)

    Overall: Whether you are an old school gamer looking for a fix,or just an arcade shooter fan,there is something for everybody wrapped in one package. If you want a beautifully done, classic arcade shooter with some challenging elements, then Gravity Crash Ultra is the game for you.
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