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  • Summary: In the ultimate sport of Hyperball, have you got what it takes to be the ultimate champion. Climb the ranks in the game's single player story mode. Play as Jay, an unlikely hero, battling against the odds to join the Hyperball league.
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  1. Aug 15, 2017
    70
    Ultra Hyperball represents the variety of the eShop that Switch is quickly gaining: short, but highly playable and unique experiences that cost a fraction of the bigger games. Depth isn't the aim of the concept here; rather a highly accessible, if overly simplistic, game that truly shines in a group gathering.
  2. Aug 21, 2017
    70
    Ultra Hyperball is a fun and intense game based around the concept of hitting a ball as high as possible and it's fun and competent at that, both solo and accompanied. It does feel like it's price tag is a bit exaggerated for what it is but Ultra Hyperball keeps a good level of entertainment for a few hours.
  3. 65
    For everything it sets out to do and accomplishes relatively well, Ultra Hyperball presents the same challenge in terms of recommending it that some of the other indie multiplayer games have had. If you and (probably more importantly in terms of long-term play) your friends buy into the hook of the game and will invest in getting the hang of the timing and controls there’s the makings of some fun local play. The problem is that having the right group of people is more key to the experience than the game itself. With simplicity can come accessibility but it doesn’t always equate to long-term challenge. At its relatively low price point, people will just need to decide whether it's something that looks appealing to eat up some hours on your own and with the other people you play with.
  4. Aug 8, 2017
    50
    Ultra Hyperball presents itself as the sport of the future, but in reality it’s about as enthralling as a simple game of catch or kick the can. Springloaded pushed the boundaries of what you can do with hitting a ball really high, but that’s not saying a whole lot in the grand scheme of things. After a few matches you’ve a lot of what it has to offer and, even with the presence of multiplayer, it just isn’t engaging enough to keep anyone’s interest for very long. While there’s a place for simple pick-up-and-play games on the Switch, Ultra Hyperball is one that perhaps belongs on the sidelines.
  5. Aug 15, 2017
    44
    Ultra Hyperball is a game that you’d expect to see on your smart phone; something you can pick up for pennies rather than pounds, and then put down when your train arrives. Whilst there is something of a mindless distraction on offer here, this really isn’t the sort of game that we should be encouraging for consoles. Having local multiplayer makes Ultra Hyperball a little more attractive, but it’s still an incredibly unappealing package overall.
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