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Beat Hazard Ultra

By Cold Beam Games Ltd

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Welcome to a new experience in gameplay mechanics: Beat Hazard Ultra - Gameplay Powered by YOUR Music!

Experience your music collection like never before with this intense music driven arcade shooter. Each of your songs will have its own unique ebb and flow based on the music. Power up your spaceship and watch as the music boosts your firepower. Unleash hell on the enemy ships when you max out with weapon pickups!

Beat Hazard seamlessly mixes the love of gaming and music. Together they become greater than the sum of their parts.

* Unique music driven gameplay
* Gameplay possibilities as vast as your music collection
* Internet Radio support so you'll never be short on kicking tunes.
* Rank up and unlock 23 perks and 3 awesome tactical weapons
* Includes 1.5 hours of kicking indie music to get you started
* Awesome 1 man indie game!

What the Press say:
"This dual-stick shooter gives you a fun new way to listen to your favorite bands." - GameSpot

" would be hard-pressed to find a more addictive downloadable title" - Gamer Limit

"Be Warned: Your brain will explode" - IGN

"Beat Hazard is an amazing little game for muic lovers and people who like games alike" - StartGame

"It seems like a simple concept, but it ate away at dozens of hours of my time.." Aeropause

"Beat Hazard is a simple yet amazing game that takes the idea of what happens when a music visualizer decides to start shooting ay you" - Digital Hippos


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Customer Reviews

Weigh the differences

You have two choices. go with the Mac App store version for $7 or the Steam version for $13. the only differences are;
-the Steam version has support for iTunes files, whereas this one does not
-the Steam version requires Steam to be running
-the Steam version is twice as much without a sale (which it does go on occasionally, but not often)

I went with this one because I only now had the money and the Steam sale was no more. But if all of your music files were bought on iTunes, you will want to think twice about your purchase.

As for the game itself, there is nothing even close to it! Many compare it to Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2, and I half agree, they are a little similar in some terms of gameplay and visual style. and while GW is fun, it pales in comparison to the complete awesomeness of this game.
I proudly own this version, the iOS version, and the Xbox Live version, and play them all fairly often, and they have all been well worth it.
The game itself if hands down a 5 star game, but the lack of iTunes downloaded song support forced my hand.
Cold Beam, show some support for your fans and update the game please. That, and give us more music inspired games. :D Maybe try something along the lines of Cytus, or somehow implement a visulizer into a racing game. Don't just end your game devolipment with one awesome title


The reason I bought this app, so i could play a insanly good graphic game to my iTUnes library, but every song from my library, is a .m4a (an .m4a song it is what happens when you convert a .app or iTunes purchace to an .mp3, it gets automatically encripted to a, .m4a DRM encripted song, which doens't work with this game for some reason) and it only works with a .mp3 song, and there is about 1 song in my entire library (500 songs) that I can play.

Very disappointed. And I have not updated to the new iTunes (11.6 or something) however I do have IOS mountain loin, but that has nothing to do with it, because what 'BEAT HAZARD ULTRA' does, is convery apples sound file form their .app to an .mp3 or if it can't a .m4a file and most of my songs it cannot convert, which is why only 1 song works.

Please make .m4a files useable, © Cold Beam Games Ltd,

~~I recently found a way to bypass m4a files drag your songs into a selected folder and rename all of them as a .mp3 fild and click use .mp3, then start us the game, select your folder, and it should be playable!


I owned Beat hazard for the Xbox 360, the PC the iPhone and now my Macbook. It's amazing on every system. There's not much to say about it other than it's a lot like the game Geometry Wars, except more triply, spasmic, and the gameplay is based around the intensity of the songs playing. The best thing is though that it uses your music, so you never have to wallow through crappy in-game music.

It's a beauty of a game that deserves the success and attention it's getting. This little gem is worth 9.99.

Beat Hazard Ultra
View in Mac App Store
  • $6.99
  • Category: Games
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 203 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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