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  • Summary: Japan's favorite shooter mascot finally gets a worldwide release as a beautiful HD game with stunning graphics and remixed soundtracks.

    This is the original "Cute em' up", and will test your skills as well as tug on the heartstrings as Cotton and her friends are finally back in the
    Japan's favorite shooter mascot finally gets a worldwide release as a beautiful HD game with stunning graphics and remixed soundtracks.

    This is the original "Cute em' up", and will test your skills as well as tug on the heartstrings as Cotton and her friends are finally back in the ultimate celebration of one of Japan's most beloved gaming mascots. Choose between the HD Reboot mode or go legit with the X68000 original mode with pixel perfect graphics from the iconic Japanese home computer.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Aug 9, 2021
    95
    I absolutely loved this game, it’s not just a great remake of a great shooter, but it’s genuinely one of the best shooters that I’ve played on a current-gen system. Beep has done a great job in making the series feel both fresh and nostalgic at the same time. It’s still a very short game, but if you like a good shooter and you’ll get replay value from chasing a high score then you absolutely must get this.
  2. Aug 28, 2021
    90
    Cotton Reboot is the way to do a remake. It’s a bold reimagining of a cult classic, one that remains authentic to the cheeky, playful energy of the original game, but isn’t afraid to rework it to a significant degree and introduce an inventive new scoring system, creating an exciting new shmup outing in the process. But by including the original game, faithfully preserved and presented on equal footing, the remake never tries to replace the original. They’re different sides of the same coin, each serving a different purpose but providing the perfect complement to one another—and also laying the groundwork for when Cotton Rock ‘n’ Roll: Superlative Night Dreams lands later this year.
  3. 80
    Cotton Reboot! isn't just a new way to play a stellar old-school shoot 'em up; it's also essentially a modern sequel to this dormant shooter series thanks to the gorgeous new Arrange mode. Classic Cotton is cute and easy to pick up, but Arrange is a fast and wild experience that is definitely hard to master. There's some on-screen messiness in Arrange mode and the lack of gallery-style bonuses is a bummer, but this is still a must-play shoot 'em up for any fans of the genre.
  4. Jul 19, 2021
    80
    Cotton Reboot does a fantastic job of bringing Cotton and cute 'em ups to a new generation of players with its excellent gameplay, gorgeous visuals, and great soundtrack.
  5. Jul 25, 2021
    80
    Content aside –as it needs a bit more, in our opinion–, Cotton Reboot is a fantastic shoot ‘em up for those looking for a nostalgic trip.
  6. Aug 31, 2021
    80
    If you’ve never heard of Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams, that’s no reason to ignore Cotton Reboot! You need not be a retro gamer to appreciate this shoot ’em up’s excellent arcade/action gameplay, you just need to be a fan of cute, upbeat fun.
  7. Aug 9, 2021
    70
    Cotton Reboot! is an efficient repackage of the original with a new mode that isn’t just a simple graphical overhaul, but a reworked and more modern way of playing. The love and care taken here is appreciated! On the other hand, due to the fact that it’s currently listed at a surprisingly high price point and offers no supplementary/archival materials or unlockables to increase its appeal as a historical offering, this one comes recommended only to dedicated fans of ‘cute’ and cute-’em-ups.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 25, 2021
    8
    Love this reboot it has nice graphics the gameplay is simple but good and there are more then enough modes to keep you playing. Maybe its aLove this reboot it has nice graphics the gameplay is simple but good and there are more then enough modes to keep you playing. Maybe its a bit easy for the diehard shmup players. Expand
  2. Mar 24, 2022
    8
    I think the visuals, while distracting at times are very pretty and well done. If you like the original cotton games and want more this is aI think the visuals, while distracting at times are very pretty and well done. If you like the original cotton games and want more this is a step in the right direction Expand
  3. Aug 7, 2021
    8
    The people responsible at ININ Games and Rocket Engine have put a lot of effort into Cotton Reboot! Thus, the title is a lot of fun forThe people responsible at ININ Games and Rocket Engine have put a lot of effort into Cotton Reboot! Thus, the title is a lot of fun for newcomers and pros alike. The story is a nice addition. The controls are very easy to use and you can finish off your opponents in a flash. The graphics and sound are also good and round off the good overall impression. Unfortunately, the content is simply too little for this price. We would have liked to see more ideas here. Expand
  4. Dec 17, 2021
    8
    If you like your older-school arcade shooting challenging, a bit on the cute side, and with an undeniable weird streak this refresh may catchIf you like your older-school arcade shooting challenging, a bit on the cute side, and with an undeniable weird streak this refresh may catch your eye. While it generally looks and feels like it follows the normal arcade shooter rules, the places where it deviates will force you to play things a bit more aggressively and dangerously than the norm. In general, though it's probably a better match for shooter veterans, the quirkiness of the experience may also appeal to people who simply love imported titles and their unique flavor you simply don't get from the mainstream American market.

    https://www.nindiespotlight.com/2021/07/mini-reviews-july-21st-edition-nintendo.html
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  5. May 20, 2022
    7
    Vor diesem Weib ist doch kein Besenstiel sicher, ein geiler Reboot, auch wenn man damals nur Tee getrunken hat.