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.
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.
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.
SummaryBeat Hazard Ultra DLC adds awesome new features to Beat Hazard, taking the game to the next level. More games mode, enemies and bosses. Play online Head to Head or Co-op. Unlock and upgrade perks and customize your set-up to suit your play style.
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