Ultraman: Towards the Future (video game)

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Ultraman: Towards the Future
Ultraman: Towards the Future
SNES box art featuring Ultraman fighting Majaba
Developer(s) Bec
Publisher(s) Bandai
Platform(s) Arcade
SNES
Sega Mega Drive[1]
Release date(s) SNES:
  • JP April 6, 1991
  • NA October 1991[2]
Sega Mega Drive:
Genre(s) 2D fighting
Mode(s) Single-player[4]

Ultraman: Towards the Future (ウルトラマン Urutoraman?, "Ultraman")[5] is a multi-platform fighting game based on the contemporary Ultra Series, Ultraman: Towards the Future. This game has received mostly negative reviews due to its high difficulty and its poor graphics. Originally released in arcades by Banpresto and Bandai as Ultraman Kuusou Tokusatsu, it was ported to both the Super NES and, in Japan only, the Sega Mega Drive.[6]

Plot[edit]

Ultraman battling Telesdon.

The Earth must protect itself from alien invaders.This is a task handled by the Science Special Search Party. However, they are not alone in this endeavor. After crashing his ship on Earth while in pursuit of the evil alien Bemular, the super-being Ultraman is there to provide assistance when the aliens are too much for humanity to manage by themselves.[1][6]

Ultraman is the ultimate warrior and protector of peace in the entire universe. For eons he's been fighting an intergalactic battle against Gudis, an evil virus that attempts to wipe out all competing life forms. Now the Gudis virus has infected Earth, producing a horrifying group of giant mutant monsters to carry out its goal of the complete obliteration of every organism on Planet Earth. Ultraman now must battle Gudis and his mutant monsters on Earth. But the Earth's polluted atmosphere poses a threat to Ultraman and he has to become part of a human's molecular structure. Jack Shindo has the ability to transform into Ultraman by using his Delta Plasma Pendant (which holds Ultraman within his molecular profile) to transfer his molecules into that of the interstellar hero.

But Ultraman can battle on Earth for only three minutes before he must return to human form.[6]

Gameplay[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
Mega 1%[7]

Cast in the role of the titular Ultraman, the player must defeat many of the same monsters that appeared in the original series:[1]

  • Gudis
  • Bogun
  • Degola
  • Barrangas
  • Gudis II
  • Zebokon
  • Majaba
  • Kodolar
  • Kilazee

As a one-on-one fighting game, Ultraman can punch, kick, and grapple his opponent, in addition to using a variety of various special moves that must be charged. However, in order to actually defeat his opponent, Ultraman must deplete their continually-recharging life bar, and at that moment hit them with the Specium Beam (which is his most powerful attack). As the game continues, different enemies may develop ways to evade the final blow. Ultraman must adapt to their changing ways.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Gameplay/story overview". MobyGames. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  2. ^ "Release information (SNES version)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Release information (Sega Genesis version)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  4. ^ "# of players information". SNES Central. Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  5. ^ "Japanese title". SuperFamicom.org. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  6. ^ a b c "Additional overview". Video Game Den. Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  7. ^ Mega rating, issue 20, page 65, May 1994