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Review: Ultracore (PS4 PSN) Waterm33

Developed by DICE, published by ININ, and public relations by PR Hound, Ultracore is a resurrected SEGA Genesis / SEGA Megadrive run and gun MetroidVania that has finally been released over 20 years after its cancellation. Does it live up to other gems of the genre from the 90's? We think so, but you'll have to continue reading our review to find out why!

Review: Ultracore (PS4 PSN) Waterm34

If you're interested in a run and gun platformer with exploration elements you need look no further than Ultracore a cancelled SEGA Genesis title under the original name Hardcore that was previewed in certain gaming magazines before being cancelled. The gameplay is reminiscent of Contra and features similar hardcore platforming with endless waves of enemies who try to utterly destroy you while you traverse the game's many challenging stages.

There is exploration and hidden goodies as well, but good luck finding everything since you are given a timer to beat each stage and if it runs out BOOM! The game is roughly 2-3 hours in length, but has a good amount of replayability which is always a good thing. The difficulty is stiff, but fair so no Contra (NES) hair-ripping difficulty with this title! As for the controls, they are quite straightforward and easy to learn while complex enough to give you alot of freedom of movement and shooting!

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The audio-visual presentation in the game is an absolute blast from the past with true Genesis/Megadrive graphics that look actually quite nice considering that the game is limited by the hardware it was originally meant to release on. The soundtrack is top-notch and is easily one of the best aspects of the game as it sounds on-par with some of the greats of the Genesis era!

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Bottom-Line: With superb gameplay, excellent controls, and a nearly flawless audio-visual presentation, Ultracore for the PS4 is a great game that's a blast to play and we highly recommend it to all fans of MetroidVania's and the Contra series. We give Ultracore a great level of recommendation!


Score: ★★★★★★★★¾☆ 8.75/10



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on July 12th 2020, 11:12 pmTowafan7
Our review is now live! @BurstDashV8 @GeekyGamerJack @KokorOtaku @Son Goku 555 @Visicalc @Tech101 @KingreX32 @Sneaker @SKTTR You have been summoned! Wink

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on July 13th 2020, 9:22 amRWBY_Red
Good review!

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on July 13th 2020, 11:13 amXenobladeYuki
Great review @Towafan7!

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on July 14th 2020, 11:02 amTowafan7
Thanks for the comments! Review: Ultracore (PS4 PSN) 631737971

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on July 14th 2020, 2:06 pmKitty Cat Meow Meow
Great review as expected!

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on July 14th 2020, 3:36 pmBlueWaverJack32
Massive SEGA fanboy @BurstDashV8 is "pumped" for this release, and not just because arcade style "run 'n gun" games are amongst his favourites. As for me, I dislike guns, and personal history indicates (no, blatantly declares) that I am not a runner by almost any definition. I DO enjoy SEGA games, however... Wink

Your review, @Towafan7? Molto bene! Review: Ultracore (PS4 PSN) 631737971

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on July 18th 2020, 9:37 amcatfood
Good review!

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on August 12th 2020, 3:26 pmStaroceancrazy
Awesome review @Towafan7 Exclamation

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on August 18th 2020, 11:11 amDigiDestined
Nice review, looks fun. =)

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on August 18th 2020, 9:26 pmTowafan7
As always thanks for the comments! Wink

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on August 19th 2020, 11:45 amKain
Is it taboo that I actually enjoy this more than the series it was inspired by? Embarassed

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on September 16th 2020, 3:54 pmAqua Cherry Blossom
Nice review lol. @Kain not at all lol. Smug

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on September 16th 2020, 6:07 pmBlueWaverJack32
@Kain Uh... are you asking us if you're the equivalent of the Big Bad in The Subspace Emissary? Because that... um... extracosmic entity(?) was kind of a [REDACTED].

You? You're on-par with Dragoon Highwind, and are thus amazing. Tabuu ain't got nothin' on you. Review: Ultracore (PS4 PSN) 631737971

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on September 19th 2020, 5:42 pmTowafan7
@LonelyGamerJack Well said! Review: Ultracore (PS4 PSN) 631737971

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on September 21st 2020, 7:13 pmKain
@LonelyGamerJack Osoreirimasu!

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on September 22nd 2020, 1:58 pmTalesfanatic
Awesome review!

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on September 24th 2020, 11:07 pmPhoenixSage
@Towafan7 Wonderful review. Smile

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on September 25th 2020, 1:47 pmNavi
Awesome job on this review! Kupo!

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on September 25th 2020, 2:53 pmBlueWaverJack32
@Kain It was just a quirky, long-winded (Or should that be high-winded?) way of saying, "Taboo or not, you do you. You're amazing. Review: Ultracore (PS4 PSN) 631737971"

I've been trying to master the art of the pep talk. I guess I still have a ways to go before even gaining my metaphorical blue belt, heheh... Who knows?

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on September 25th 2020, 5:32 pmKrazyredd
Krazy good review!

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