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Civilization has fallen into a deep decline. Gangs and warlords are gaining power and influence all over the world. Then out of nowhere, a powerful being known as the Guardian appears with a challenge. Unless a warrior meets his challenge, he will destroy the Earth. So, 7 warriors from around the world fight to re-open the Ultra Vortek and restore the Earth.

Ultra Vortek is a one-on-one fighting game similar to Mortal Kombat. Some of the fighters are digitized actors, other are stop motion or computer animated. You have at your control an array of punches and kicks, and a large number of special moves. The game also features several "finishing moves" for each of the 7 warriors.


Ultra Vortek Jaguar Character Selection
Ultra Vortek Jaguar The Story
Ultra Vortek Jaguar Volcana vs. Dreadloc
Ultra Vortek Jaguar Buzzsaw vs. Dreadloc

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Ultra Vortek Other
Ultra Vortek Other Jim trying out the lighting against the blue screen. Lighting the characters against the screen proved tricky, especially since their moves could take them several feet in any direction.
Ultra Vortek Other
Ultra Vortek Other Front

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User Reviews

Ok fighting game, with bad control mechanics. ETJB (480) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Just Games Retro Oct 31, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70
neXGam 2006 6.9 out of 10 69
The Atari Times Apr 19, 2001 65 out of 100 65
Game Players Nov, 1995 62 out of 100 62
All Game Guide 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Zero Oct, 1995 27.5 out of 50 55
GamePro (US) Jul, 1995 2.5 out of 5 50
Video Games Oct, 1995 45 out of 100 45
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2003 0.5 out of 10 5


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The game was named the Best Jaguar Fighting Game of the Year in GameFan's 1994 "Megawards" (Vol 3, Iss. 1)

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quizzley7 (21705) added Ultra Vortek (Jaguar) on Jun 19, 2002
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