Ultratron is a top-down shooter video game developed and published by Puppy Games and released on March 18, 2013 for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It was also published by Curve Studios and released on May 8, 2015 for Xbox One, May 12, 2015 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, and May 14, 2015 for Wii U.
The game is heavily inspired by Robotron 2084, but rather than 8-directional movement, the game gives the player free pixel movement to anywhere on the screen. However, the screen still does not scroll vertically or horizontally, and remains static. The player controls a robot that moves using the left analog stick of the controller, and can aim and shoot its gun with the right stick. The player can also use special weapons known as smart bombs to destroy all enemies on screen.
As the player progresses through the game, they will earn money that can be used to purchase powerups and upgrades for their robot. Powerups can give the robot increased firepower, speed, or health. Upgrades can make the robot’s gun more powerful, or give it new abilities, such as the ability to shoot through walls.
The game is divided into 50 levels, each of which becomes increasingly difficult. The player must survive for as long as possible on each level, and earn as much money as possible, in order to progress to the next level. If the player dies, they will lose all of their money and upgrades, and will have to start the level over.
Ultratron received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the game’s addictive gameplay and retro visuals, while others criticized its short length and lack of complexity. The game was a commercial success, selling over 100,000 copies.
Here are some of the key features of Ultratron:
- Top-down shooter gameplay with free pixel movement
- A variety of enemies to fight, including robots, tanks, and flying saucers
- Powerups and upgrades to purchase
- 50 levels of increasing difficulty
- Local co-op multiplayer
- Retro visuals and sound
If you are a fan of top-down shooters or Robotron 2084, then you will likely enjoy Ultratron. It is a fast-paced and addictive game with a lot of replay value.