Author: Joey Hedrick

STRAFE Preview

Disclaimer: We were given access to an early build for preview purposes by the developers. We’re not out of the woods yet when it comes to retro shooters, not that I’m complaining. We’ve got Quake Champions on the way, Unreal Tournament still under development and free to boot. On top of that we’ve got indy devs who are happy to add to the nostalgia trip in their own special way. Enter STRAFE by Pixel Titans, a procedurally generated shooter in the style of the original Doom and Quake but with a much lighter tone, albeit just as gorey. Perhaps...

Read More

Diluvion Review

Disclaimer: We were given a copy of this game for review purposes by a PR company on behalf of the developers. I first laid eyes on this imagery what must have been years ago now. It comes up every now and then when people long for a good deep sea game. Who’d have thought that within a year of writing for UltraSuperMega, deliverance in the form of the game itself, has come. But is it all that I hoped for? The setup is almost perfect. Mankind has been swept from the surface by flooding as punishment from the gods...

Read More

Enter the Netherworld

This Saturday the 7th of January, the Netherworld opens its maw to us mere mortals as if it were a cosy bar at the top of Brunswick Street (186 to be exact) in Fortitude Valley. It probably is just a bar but it’s a pretty rad one and it’s riddled with arcade machines older than me. They also have beer.   And not just any beer. Before we get onto the obvious reasons to talk about a bar like this on our website I would just like to point out that there are 2 special beers on tap that...

Read More

2016, So long Current Year.

It has been a good year and a great year for games. There were a shit load of games released this year. Look no further than Steam for evidence of that. Just under 40% of all the games that have ever been released on the platform came out this year according to Steamspy. Steam have been pretty heavily scrutinised for their release strategy and not without reason. I would happily bet that a lot of what was actually put up for sale is shovelware at best. But that’s not what we’re here for. Here at UltraSuperMega we’ve decided to make up a fun list of awards to bestow on the worthy. Let’s take a look at some of the high points instead of dwelling on the negative. (I point out some negatives anyway because I’m just that kind of guy.)   What the Fuck? – Biggest WTF moment of the year. Konami had a real pearler this year. Pretty much everything they did made most people scratch their heads at best. Metal Gear Survive, the Metal Gear Solid 3 Pachinko machine, banning Kojima from the awards ceremony he was nominated for, the list goes on. But all of that still pales in comparison to Randy Pitchford having an episode on stage when dicks and strippers were brought up during a re-release announcement of Duke Nukem 3D (a really fucking...

Read More

Brigador Review

Disclaimer: I purchased my own copy of Brigador and have not regretted it one bit. There’s something to be said for the 80’s revival movement which is currently seeping into pop culture. The saturated neon colour pallets, the hard synth music and the grimy, futurist aesthetic all elicit very specific emotions in me and when you apply all those things to something like video games with big stompy robots, it has the potential to reach new heights of radical previously unknown to man. Enter Brigador, a game planted firmly in a setting which utilises all of the things I’ve...

Read More