Ultraman: Towards the Future (ウルトラマン Urutoraman?, "Ultraman") is a multi-platform fighting game based on the contemporary Ultra Series, Ultraman: Towards the Future. This game has received mostly negative reviews due to its high difficulty and its poor graphics. Originally released in arcades by Banpresto and Bandai as Ultraman Kuusou Tokusatsu, it was ported to both the Super NES and, in Japan only, the Sega Mega Drive.
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.
Playing as Ultraman Great, the player will encounter a great deal of the Kaiju and aliens who appeared in the series.
- Degunja (as Degola)
- Super Gudis (as Gudis II)
- Gazebo (as Zekobon)
As 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. However, in order to actually defeat his opponent, Ultraman must deplete their continually-recharging life bar, and at that the right moment, defeat them with an arm beam. (which is his most powerful attack). As the game continues, different enemies may develop ways to evade the final blow. Ultraman must adapt to their changing ways.