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Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.3
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
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Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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The monster sprites are nicely animated, and are very accurate to the original characters - the dinosaurs even look like they're men in rubber suits! The sound effects are good too, but the tunes are really corny and naff. Uftraman's only real weakness is that the gameplay is rather limited and not at all fancy, Once you've fought your way past Z-Ton, there's no real compulsion to play it again, so unless you're a major beat 'em up fan who already owns Final Fight (or indeed an Ultraman fan, though that seems unlikely), you'd be better off saving your money for Super R-Type.
GamePro (US) (Nov, 1991)
Ultraman's simple fun, but it isn't simple-minded. All the Ultra moves look cool, and you must learn to use them all to beat the beasts. In Expert mode the cart will eat your lunch. Players who dig Japanese latex monsters will freak over the sharp graphics. The sounds are just right, from the heroic Ultraman music to the monstrous screams. Ultraman is ultra cool.
Great animation of the huge characters and great sound make this a pleasant cart.
Tilt (Jul, 1991)
Les scènes sont extrêmement répétitives et le jeu devient très vite lassant. Pas de rotation ni de zoom (hormis dans la présentation). Ultraman n'exploite pas du tout les capacités si impressionnantes de cette machine. Il en résulte un jeu bien fade. Certes, les décors ne sont pas mal du tout et la musique est une merveille comme d'habitude sur cette console. Mais ce n'est pas la musique qui fait un jeu ! A réserver aux amateurs de beat-them-all !
Raze (Aug, 1991)
It is clear that Ultraman doesn't exploit even half of the Super Famicom's capabilities. However, this is not the main problem of the game, it is the playability that is dull and holds no redeeming features. If the temptation of bashing monsters is too much for you to resist, and you do buy Ultraman, you'll be glad to hear that there's some fabulous music in which you can drop your sorrows. If you want a beat-'em-up, stick with Final Fight.
Entertainment Weekly (Jun 12, 1992)
Talk about being faithful to the original — the action here is so stiff you half expect those three silhouettes from Mystery Science Theater 3000 to pop up in the corner of the screen and start making snide comments.
40 (Apr 03, 2020)
Ultraman is bad from top to bottom. The only reason Ultraman is still remembered is because of its proximity to the SNES launch. Otherwise it is completely forgettable. No one talks about it for a reason. Let us keep it that way.
Ultraman ist sowohl spielerisch als auch technisch eine herbe Enttäuschung. Grafik und Animation sind dürftig, Sound und Soundeffekte schwach. Wer unter Schlafstörungen leidet oder sein Famicom verkaufen möchte, sich aber noch nicht ganz schlüssig ist, der sollte sich dieses Game zulegen. Allen anderen sei abgeraten!
Power Play (Aug, 1991)
Peinlich, peinlich, was momentan Nintendo-treue Entwickler fürs Super Famicom abliefern: Japans Lieblingsmonster „Ultraman“ ist schon in Zelluloidform ein freundliches „Nein, Danke!“ wert; also Computerspiel geht auch der letzte Rest an unfreiwilliger Komik im hektischen Joypad-Gedrücke verloren.
10 (Feb 19, 2010)
Ultraman remporte haut la main la palme du plus mauvais jeu de la Super Nintendo.
Player One (Oct, 1992)
Mais où cela devient vraiment insupportable, c'est lorsque l'on essaie de jouer avec des commandes qui répondent mal, qui sont lourdes, rigides et qui offrent peu de coups. Quant au son, Ultraman nous ferait presque oublier que c'est l'un des grand points forts de cette console. Bref, quand on voit ce jeu, on a du mal à imaginer qu'il tourne sur la même machine que le sublimissime Street Fighter II de Capcom. Ultraman ne mérite même pas un coup d'œil.
The Video Game Critic (Mar 16, 2007)
I happen to be a long-time fan of Ultraman, but this is a bad game of colossal proportions. As a child, I was fascinated by the poor-dubbed Japanese television show featuring men in rubber monster outfits (who knew?) wrestling around miniature cities. This video game adaptation not only fails to capture the grand scale of those battles, but it makes them seem incredibly boring.