Ultracore

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

33%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchApr 28, 2019
PlayStation 4Apr 28, 2019

Publisher: Strictly Limited Games

Genres: Adventure, Platformer

Ultracore is a euro-style Metroidvania-platformer appealing especially to classic 2D-action-game enthusiasts with intricate level design and numerous mid and end level bosses. - Canceled game from 1994 and developed by DICE Studios officially released 25 years later. - Individually numbered and limited to only 3,000 copies. - Region free.

Ultracore Reviews

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Ultracore is a very solid 2D action game, if a bit unfair at times. Retro game enthusiasts would adore the deftly crafted pixel art ,and classic run and gun gameplay.

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An enjoyable time capsule of a game that can unfortunately feel a bit unfair due to its age combined with some quirky controls. Non-stop retro action with great pixel art and two stunning soundtracks that is worth your time if it's something that appeals.

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I'm very happy that a game as cool as Ultracore didn't suffer the fate of being cancelled forever as playing it is a fantastic treat.

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Ultracore feels like a Mega Drive rom just released onto Switch. To some this will be fine. Its a complete Mega Drive game that never got it’s time in the spotlight back in the day. Besides adjusted controls and soundtrack the game offers no quality of life improvements. No options to adjust the graphics, no save states, no gameplay modifiers. Whilst it’s absolutely nice to play it on Switch, this game package is really stuck in the past. Whilst I have my grievances I’m a retro guy and as an old Mega Drive game I did like this title. It’s just a shame more attention wasn’t given to this port. Retro lovers should absolutely look into adding this to their library, but I don’t think there is enough here to convince newcomers. For me, this took me back to the nineties playing my Mega Drive instead of the Switch. Nostalgic time travel at its best.

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Where to Buy

Amazon

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Ultracore - Available for Pre-Order Now!

Ultracore: Official Game Soundtrack - 2019 Edition - Teaser thumbnail

Ultracore: Official Game Soundtrack - 2019 Edition - Teaser

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Ultracore (formerly Project Hardcore) - Name Reveal Trailer