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Ultra Space Battle Brawl is exactly what it says it is: an intergalactic Pong game on steroids. Hell, throw in a little Street Fighter II there for good measure. There's an incredibly charming neon polish in every corner of this title, and the tense sports action is satisfying to say the least. If you're looking for this generation's Wind Jammers, Ultra Space Battle Brawl can't be missed.
Ultra Space Battle Brawl was quite an interesting surprise for the summer, an arcade fighting game with a twist, full of the love for the 1980s gaming generation.
I really liked Ultra Space Battle Brawl. The combination of Pong and a fighting game works really well and makes for a fun arcade-style release. My main criticisms come down to the difficulty level, the lack of extra modes and no online play, but if those things don't bother you, then you'll get to enjoy a fun and fast-paced game that is very entertaining when playing against a friend.
Ultra Space Battle Brawl is a fun and fast-paced game that does seem tailored for multiplayer sessions as you try to keep up with the action. The satisfaction of nailing that final shot that manages to go past your opponent and towards his/her crystal for the win is a very addictive feeling, and it's something that will keep you coming back for more.
Ultra Space Battle Brawl is a great quick fix multiplayer game to pull out amongst a gathering of friends and alcohol. It may not offer depth in either gameplay or features, but that raw competitive nerve will undoubtedly stand in the end whenever there is a score to settle. With 2 vs 2 options (or even 2 vs 1 for the less modest gamer), there are plenty of reasons here to bang balls around in space together.
On the whole, Ultra Space Battle Brawl is very much worth a purchase if you play games with friends on a regular basis. Its fusion of Pong with an 80's arcade game aesthetic really gives it character, and when your opponent is a real human being it's an absolute riot. It's quite light on features though, and its single player offering really lets the package down.
Ultra Space Battle Brawl is a neon and slicked back bout of space madness that I only wish had been around when I was still young enough to really grasp it. A simplistic pong-like battle brawler makes for a unique experience to say the least. The game wears thin over the time you play quicker than most it seems, but the experience is still worth a try.
Ultra Space Battle Brawl has its charms and is not without its fun elements, with a competent gameplay that is set to strike a chord immediately with many players. Unfortunately the experience is also rather limited, and the dearth of game modes and a constant repetition of its themes means that it won't take long until Ultra Space Battle Brawl starts feeling tiresome.
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While Ultra Space Battle Brawl has some intriguing characters, accessible controls, and a decent story mode, it simply wears out its welcome far too soon, thanks to shallow mechanics and gameplay that often feels too erratic and random.