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  • Summary: Experience the gameplay of old-school arcade standards, updated for the 21st century. Unique retro-futuristic sound and graphics, player responsive difficulty, and a subtle system of tactics combined with classic gameplay make Ultratron a hypnotic arcade game. The last human has been slainExperience the gameplay of old-school arcade standards, updated for the 21st century. Unique retro-futuristic sound and graphics, player responsive difficulty, and a subtle system of tactics combined with classic gameplay make Ultratron a hypnotic arcade game. The last human has been slain by evil killer robots. You are the one remaining humanoid battle droid. Your mission: avenge the human race. Boost your battledroid with powerups, buy cute but deadly pets in the shop. Blast your way through 40+ glowing neon levels, avoiding Chasers, Turrets, Spawners, Minelayers, bombs, and bullets, and take on the four giant boss 'bots of the Apocalypse - Ieiunitas, Bellum, Lues and Letum. Expand
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  1. 80
    Ultratron is a perfectly fine twin stick shooter and it is certainly worth playing. Sadly, it is too flashy for its own good and this creates problems that are uniquely its own.
  2. 80
    Those who want a top down bullet-hell shooter with some gorgeous retro graphics, perfect controls, lots of options and upgrades, fun tracks, and impressive difficulty will find that all here in spades.
  3. Jun 22, 2015
    72
    It will put even shooter veterans to the test, and it has personality. It's a shame for the lack of alternative modes.
  4. May 20, 2015
    70
    Although a lack of levels and some presentational hiccups prevent this from becoming an outright classic, Ultratron's positive points outweigh its negatives, and warrants a look from anyone looking for an arcade shooter that manages to merge the best of old and new.
  5. Jun 18, 2015
    70
    Minor issues aside, this is a great pick-up-and-play title for fans of shooters and even fast-paced action games in general.
  6. May 29, 2015
    70
    Ultraton is a fun and addictive arcade-style shooter which in many ways follows an old-school pattern of gameplay. It could surely benefit from a more extended lifespan and more variety on the attack patterns of the bosses but it still stands as one of the most fun shooters available on the Wii U's digital market.
  7. May 23, 2015
    65
    Funny and immediately into the action, Ultratron is simple multidirectional shooter coming directly from the '80 arcade era. We just can't understand why forcing the player to always start again from the first level.
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  1. Oct 27, 2016
    7
    Bit of an odd shooter, with some nice retro arcade action. It doesn't take itself too seriously, and seems pretty polished for a "small" game.Bit of an odd shooter, with some nice retro arcade action. It doesn't take itself too seriously, and seems pretty polished for a "small" game. I found it fun the first couple of times, but there didn't seem to be that addiction factor pulling me back in to keep trying. Expand