Rainbow Cotton Review (PlayStation 5)

Rainbow Cotton Review, Everyone’s favorite Willow-loving and broomstick-riding witch, Cotton, returns in 3D! We have teamed up with Success once again to bring you a global HD remake of Rainbow Cotton digitally available on PC Steam, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4/5, and Xbox One in Spring 2024. Originally released for SEGA Dreamcast in 2000, Rainbow Cotton is the 5th installment in the Cotton franchise. As a follow-up to Panorama Cotton, Rainbow Cotton is the first true 3D shooter entry in this widely celebrated cute ‘em up franchise.

Rainbow Cotton Review Pros:

  • Fantastic graphics.
  • 833.5MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • Originally released in 2000 on the SEGA Dreamcast.
  • Four difficulties – Easy, normal, hard, and very hard.
  • Invert controls for one or both players.
  • Fairies talk and subtitles can be turned on and off.
  • Three game modes – the main Remastered game, Co-op mode, and retro mode.
  • Local co-op support.
  • On-rails shooter gameplay.
  • Retro mode is the game with a CRT filter on, curved screen and borders along with harder gameplay.
  • Fast loading times.
  • The loading screens show the original character and location images alongside the new remastered versions of them.
  • Leaderboard support.
  • Has brilliant animated cutscenes.
  • You can skip the cutscenes.
  • Boss-like encounters complete with a boss health bar.
  • After an end-of-level boss fight you can earn bonuses from shooting down lanterns.
  • Voices are Japanese with English subtitles.
  • You can shoot and break barrels and boxes for possible health and score bonuses.
  • End of level breakdown.
  • At times you get to choose a route.

Rainbow Cotton Review Cons:

  • No online Co-op support.
  • Cannot remap the controls.
  • You don’t get any explanation of the game modes.
  • No tutorial or manual substitution so you don’t know the controls or anything.
  • Doesn’t offer any historical content.
  • Your character takes up a lot of space and this makes shooting and aiming especially hard.
  • Very basic on-rail shooter gameplay.
  • No online leaderboards.

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Rainbow Cotton:

Official website.

Developer: ININ Games

Publisher: ININ Games

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!