Note: iOS 9 + Facebook users w/ trouble scrolling: #super sorry# we hope to fix it asap. In the meantime Chrome Mobile is a reach around
hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

Super Ultra Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α
 BLOG ABOUT THIS

Review: Dead Rising 3: Super Ultra Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α

11:30 PM on 06.09.2014 // Chris Carter
  @DtoidChris

Capcom once again tugs at our heart strings

Although the DLC for Dead Rising 3 has been disappointing as a whole, Capcom surprised us all during E3 with the announcement of a new exciting prospect -- the Super Ultra Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α add-on.

Simply put, this pack is a massive piece of fanservice, complete with a giant zombie M. Bison boss, outfits ranging from Street Fighter to Darkstalkers, and even little extras like Power Stone billboards.

It also has a Rival Schools reference and a playable Sigma outfit, which is enough for me.

Dead Rising 3: Super Ultra Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α (Xbox One)
Developer: Capcom Vancouver
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Release Date: June 9, 2014
MSRP: $9.99

Like the Untold Stories DLC series, Super Ultra is its own completely unique option on the main menu screen -- it has no bearing on your main story file. It even has its own "boot up" screen, filled with a clever use of "check RAM" arcade screens and a "Winners Get Chipped" icon -- a take on the old-school "Winners Don't Use Drugs" slogan. Heck, the old school Capcom chime even plays for good measure.

So what is Super Ultra? Well, it's a series of arcade-like battles with multiple objectives, closely resembling an old-school beat-'em-up. Four of the major characters from the Dead Rising franchise return as playable characters: Frank West, Chuck Greene, Nick Ramos, and Annie Greene. All of these characters have a unique weapon (such as a chainsaw or an electric hammer), special attacks, and unique super abilities.

In that sense, all of the characters control differently, and the extra outfits really bring in the fanservice as well as new types of play control. Outfits range from Captain Commando, Mike Haggar, Chun-Li, Ryu, Mega Man X's Sigma, Akuma, Felicia, and even obscure references like Dino Crisis and Rival Schools. Each character has their generic appearance from their Dead Rising game as well as five costumes -- so there's a lot of choices.

All of the action takes place in four "districts" -- modeled after the main areas from the core game (Ingleton, Central City, Sunset Hills, and South Almuda). Each area consists of multiple rounds (and bonus rounds), with different objectives and tasks. Sometimes it's as simple as "kill [x] amount of zombies," but more often than not you'll have to dispatch of specific targets, fight bosses, or even race from one area to the next.

Said zones aren't just modeled after the original game's muted color palette -- all of them have been re-imagined with flashy neon imagery, as well as extras like billboards for various Capcom games. The power-ups and giant explosions also help give a little more life to the world of Dead Rising 3, and show off the game in a brand new light.

The power-ups are also insanely detailed, like the defensive pickup that adds Ghouls N' Ghosts Arthur armor, or the various super attacks like Strider's Ouroboros machines. Just about every major Capcom property is represented here, from Power Stone to Mega Man, to the classic Yashichi power-up. You can also roam around and find (unplayable) classic Capcom arcade cabinets as extras.

My major complaint however is that the base characters don't gel perfectly with the new high-paced playstyle of the DLC. The engine is still fundamentally the same even with the power-ups in tow, and often times, it can take forever to get from one area to the next while running on foot. It's odd, because once you hit a pack of enemies things get back on pace. Sadly, matchmaking seems to be very slow today, and I had to wait over 10 minutes to get in any matches. I highly suggest playing with others, but the good news is even solo play is fun, and absolutely doable.

Each round lasts roughly five minutes or so, and every zone will take roughly 30 minutes to complete. Costumes are unlocked by way of the Zenny currency (ha!), which allows you to buy roughly one costume per completed zone. There's also a score attack aspect involved, as well as leaderboard support and a competitive element for each player to top one another within a game.

Capcom clearly had a lot of fun designing this DLC, as even the title pokes fun at its tendencies and strategies throughout the years. While it's clear that the company has let more than a few of fans down over the years, every so often it has been known to surprise people, and this is one of those occasions.



THE VERDICT

8

Super Ultra Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α - Reviewed by Chris Carter
Charming - Not perfect, but it's easy to ignore the rough spots when faced with so many engaging design decisions and entertaining moments. A memorable game that's hard not to like and recommend to others.

See more reviews or the Destructoid score guide.

Chris Carter, Reviews Director, Co-EIC
 Follow Blog + disclosure DtoidChris Tips
Chris (Magnalon) has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! -----------... more   |   staff directory





 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.

destructoid's previous coverage:
Super Ultra Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!


Opinions

Review: SWTOR: Anarchy in Paradise

The Streaming Noob:YTG vs TWITCH, Community, Growth, Rookie Mistake & The Future

Exclusivity is (mostly) Bad, except for when Nintendo is involved

Summer Wars: The Video Gameā€¦.I mean Digimon: Cyber Sleuth

Gaming's Beautiful People #4: Valentine's Day Special OR Love Multi-Kills

Exist Archive: The Other Side Of The Sky Import Review

Stupid Teens Do Stupid Things: An Oxenfree Critique

A blog test. Brought to you by Buckner & Garcia

Cblogs of 2/11/16, 2/12/16 + Firethoughts

 Add your impressions

 Quickposts
Status updates from C-bloggers

absolutfreak avatarabsolutfreak
Maybe this has been addressed, but what the hell is going on with Disqus here?
KnickKnackMyWack avatarKnickKnackMyWack
Also, I think my Wii U gamepad is on its last legs... the NFC reader is still kaput, the screen is rather smudgy and the L button is started to stick like a motherfucker. Sooner or later it's just going to stop working altogether methinks. :'(
KnickKnackMyWack avatarKnickKnackMyWack
Younger me would be so disappointed in the gamer I am today. When did I stop finishing games? Seriously!
SayWord avatarSayWord
Hosting a Murder Mystery dinner tonight. What are the chances that I actually get to play myself? =P
RadicalYoseph avatarRadicalYoseph
We were discussing Ben Carson, pyramids, corpses, SoFlo, and Nekro's fetishes in the Discord chat if anyone wants to know what it's like down there.
lewness avatarlewness
Nintendo just sent me an email to say "Congrats on your new Wii U!". It wasn't new it got fucking FRIED and now all my stuff's gone after repairs - I was in Chapter 9! Chapter 9! 70+ hours on XCX! And that's just one game! I was- *walks off ranting*
JPF720 avatarJPF720
Bravo Undertale, bravo.
SpielerDad avatarSpielerDad
The most depressing Valentine's Day song ever, courtesy of Ole Blue Eyes.
PappaBear avatarPappaBear
I love my Elgato HD60
PappaBear avatarPappaBear
I'm doing a Jackbox Party games stream this afternoon/evening at 6PM EST. Would love to have the DToid community come join in! https://gaming.youtube.com/watch?v=axZGgeTepzs
TheKodu avatarTheKodu
It's Alcohol day. I've had Alcohol. Here have a page to hire Anita Sarkeesian for public appearances or speeches only $10K a time http://speakerpedia.com/speakers/anita-sarkeesian?from=speakear-sidebar
EdgyDude avatarEdgyDude
Irony: over 9000!. The same UN with staff distributing child porn, Saudi Arabia heading its Human Rights Council and troops accused of rape wants to school Japan on their treatment of women in videogames. You can't can't make up this stuff.
Solar Pony Django avatarSolar Pony Django
So I got my game recorder. That's good! But I ordered the wrong one. That's bad. So just gotta send back to Amazon and order it. Could've sworn on the website it said the HD60 Elgato let you record old games too.
Gamemaniac3434 avatarGamemaniac3434
It just occured to me that given the 99% probablility of there being an update pack to XCOM 2-ala Enemy Within-waiting for a while may be a better option, so that when I do get the game I get it in its optimal form-and on sale, to bring it below 90 total
Dr Mel avatarDr Mel
My mustache froze while walking home from work. Fun!
Sir Shenanigans avatarSir Shenanigans
I've discovered Fangamer... This stuff's amazing!
Jed Whitaker avatarJed Whitaker
No comment.
Parismio avatarParismio
Omg i love the internet
Mike Martin avatarMike Martin
Iron Paladin avatarIron Paladin
more quickposts


Contest!


Seriously

Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme


Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo



Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -