Pizza Titan Ultra is a new indie arcade game where you play as a giant robot and have to deliver pizzas. It’s a daft and very video game like setup that makes absolutely no sense at all, but I like it. Of course the military is after you because you’re tearing up most of the city just to deliver pizzas really quickly in your building-size robot.
The story therefore is pretty barmy and I found myself skipping through the comic book like cutscenes with text dialogue. There’s some humour in there but personally I just wanted to skip through it to get on with the next level. The game is played from an isometric viewpoint zoomed out so you can see a large area of the city at all times. You run and jump in your giant robot across the city towards your next block of flats that’s ordered pizzas. All the while collecting money and extra time scattered around the level and being pursued by military soldiers, tanks and helicopters.
Graphics, Music & Sound
The graphics in Pizza Titan Ultra are very good with a sort of cartoon-like quality to them. The giant robot looks quite a lot like a Transformer or like something out of Power Rangers to give you an idea of the scale of it and general aesthetic the developers have went for. This sort of cartoon look carries out to the rest of the game. The city, buildings and military soldiers and vehicles. The animated cutscenes which are static screens with text dialogue. The game looks good and fits well with the arcade style gameplay.
The music and sound effects are again very good with nice catchy little tunes to bop around the city causing mayhem to. Good use of sound effects that suits the game as well with satisfying sounds that provide good tactile feedback to the action on screen.
Pizza Titan Ultra is a fairly simple game. Running around the city, collecting money and time while punching, kicking and stomping soldiers, tanks & helicopters is good old fashioned arcade video game fun. As I say the cutscenes I felt like just got in my way of getting to the next level. Your mileage will vary and I do appreciate the effort to try and include a story in the game. There’s some humour there that is similarly barmy to fit in with the tone of the gameplay.
It isn’t a very deep game but I had a lot of fun with it. Having said that I don’t really have any reason to revisit any of the levels. Perhaps I might put it back on and blast through a couple of them from time to time to get my fix. It is a game that is very easy to just pick up and play when it suits you which is the mark of a good arcade game so I did like that about Pizza Titan Ultra.
Platforms: Xbox One (reviewed), PS4 & PC. Nintendo Switch version is coming soon.
Release Date: Out Now