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Sol Cresta (Series) Review
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Posted: 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Sol Cresta is a classic-style arcade shooting game. It follows previous Cresta games (Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta) focus on bullet dodging, ship augmenting action. Here though you have three ships that can combine their weapons in different ways.

After a brief history lesson about the fiction behind the game you are into the shooting and dodging action. The world scrolls past at a steady pace and with it a range of airborne and land based enemies to shoot. You must pay close attention to the incoming bullets of which there are hundreds, while also aiming to destroy complete waves of enemies.

You can dock, split and reform your three ships in different ways to access a variety of weapon attacks to dispatch the different enemies. This adds a degree of tactics to the frantic dodging and shooting. You need to collect items and pass through rings to gain the energy for formations and other offensive options.

We don't often mention graphics and audio, but in the case the game's authentic modernisation of the previous Cresta look and sound really add to the experience. The result is a game that serves those sentimental about the series as well as a great way into the genre for newcomers.

You can play the other games in the series:
  • Moon Cresta (1980) - Re Released on Switch
  • Terra Cresta (1985) - Re Released on PlayStation 4, Switch
  • Sol Cresta (2022) - Switch, PC, PlayStation 4

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 22/02/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Switch

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibility: 10 features

Developer: Platinum Games (@PlatinumGames)

Players: 1




Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and 1 hour to play a round of this game. It's a game you need to play, fail and play again. It will take a long time to perfect and complete the game. There's a time limit, high score Caravan Mode and online leaderboards.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence.

Rated for younger players in Australia.


Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. You can purchase addition story content for the game at a one of cost.


Our Sol Cresta Accessibility Report documents 10 accessibility features:
The game offers five difficulty levels, although these are all still reliant on fast reactions. You can restart the game from any level you have got to, which means if you are struggling at one difficulty you can restart, drop down the difficulty and continue from that point.

The game slows down while you are configuring your ship. You can select how many points you need to gain an extra life.

Bullets are bright and flashing to ensure they are visible. Collectible items are usually flashing or outlined. Enemies flash when hit with bullets to indicate taking damage. There is not a lot of text in the game but the different formation commands are small and other text is often low contrast. You can play the game in 90 degree rotated mode to make the size of the ship and enemies larger.

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