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Review: Sol Cresta is Hideki Kamiya’s love letter to retro shoot ’em ups

PlatinumGames’ unashamedly authentic retro schmup isn’t cheap, but it certainly made us cheerful

Creative director
Hideki Kamiya
Key Credits
Takanori Sato (Game director), Yuzo Koshiro (Composer)
4 / 5
Review: Sol Cresta is Hideki Kamiya’s love letter to retro shoot ’em ups

Sol Cresta is a fantastic shoot ‘em up that should keep fans of the genre entertained for a long time. Die-hard shooter fans won’t be disappointed.

  • The ship-swapping mechanic is fantastic once it all clicks
  • Wide variety of difficulty options
  • Looks and sounds great, and TATE mode is a treat
  • No option to rotate movement controls.
  • The Switch version is prone to stuttering
4 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch
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