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Metroidvania tribute Cosmos Bit brings 8-bit platforming action

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How long does an object need to be out in the wide world before it can be considered ‘retro’? I was recently privy to a conversation that dared to suggest the PlayStation 2 was now a retro console. I was having none of it. This latest release from Ratalaika Games, Cosmos Bit, available today on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch, is a modern game with a retro twist. Harking back to the 8-bit platforming titles of the 1980s and ‘90s, can a new release be instantly retro?

In Cosmos Bit, you take control of heroic space warrior Stella Mironova. The platforms are plentiful and the worlds you explore bountiful. You will need to collect minerals in each level to build up your powers to help you explore otherwise inaccessible areas. I think that about covers the Metroidvania moniker.

Plenty of aliens stand in your way though. And if those weren’t enough, challenging bosses will pop up every now and then to cut you down to size. Though, Cosmos Bit states the game is challenging but not frustrating, offering something for gamers of all abilities.

Other features include:

  • A tribute to the Metroidvania genre!
  • Retrogaming pixel art style!
  • High-level Synth Wave soundtrack by Jake D. Bind!

Cosmos Bit is available to download now from the Xbox Store priced at £4.99. There is a discount for early adopters too, dropping it down to £3.99. Stay tuned for our review heading your way soon.

Game description

Play as the heroic space warrior Stella Mironova and explore a world filled with excitement and danger. In Cosmos Bit, you’ll relive the 8-bit era charm again in a game that draws inspiration from classic platform action exploration titles of the 1980s and 1990s. The journey will take you through a litany of landscapes, battles with a myriad of monsters, mind-warping challenges, and even menacing boss encounters! Can you collect minerals in each level to build up your powers to go further? The challenge is significant but not frustrating, and the game is enjoyable for both veterans and beginners of this genre!

Richard Dobson
Richard Dobson
Avid gamer since the days of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Grew up with the PS1 and PS2 but changed allegiances in 2007 with the release of Halo 3.
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