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Ultraman: Towards the Future

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Ultraman: Towards the Future
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Bandai
Bandai
Bandai
Fighting
Game Pak
SNES, Super Famicom and Genesis
Retail Features
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CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
1991
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
April 61991[1]
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Ultraman: Towards the Future (ウルトラマン Urutoraman?, "Ultraman")[2] is a multi-platform combat-oriented video game based on the then-recent Ultra Series, Ultraman: Towards the Future. This game has received mostly negative reviews due to its high difficulty and its poor graphics.

Story[edit | edit source]

The Earth must protect itself from alien invaders.[3] This is a task handled by the Science Special Search Party.[3] However, they are not alone in this endeavor.[3] 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.[3]

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. Can Ultraman save Earth and all of its inhabitants against Gudis and the mutant monster menace? He must, for he is our only hope.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

General gameplay[edit | edit source]

Cast in the role of the titular Ultraman, the player must defeat many of the same monsters that appeared in the original series.[3] Taking the appearance of 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.[3] 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).[3] As the game continues, different enemies may develop ways to evade the final blow.[3] Ultraman must adapt to their changing ways.[3]

Bosses[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Release information. GameFAQs. Retrieved on 2008-06-03
  2. Japanese title. JPSNES. Retrieved on 2008-06-06
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Gameplay/story overview. MobyGames. Retrieved on 2010-09-17


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