informa
2 min read
article

Retro Game of the Day! Cosmo Gang - The Video

Retro Game of the Day is a daily look back at some of the games we loved - and some that we didn't - during the formative years. Today's entry is Cosmo Gang - The Video.
Retro Game of the Day! Cosmo Gang - The Video
 

Cosmo Gang - The Video by Namco for Super Famicom (Japanese version of the 16-Bit Super Nintendo), released in Japan in 1991 in the arcade and the following year for the console.

 

So what have we here? Namco, purveyors of alien blast'em-up classics such as Galaga, Galaxian and Gaplus (my tongue hurts now) retooled a familiar formula yet again, this time with a popular Japanese redemption machine theme. How many times can you go to the well?

 

Cosmo is a simple retelling of that tired old story (okay, I don't mean to be so harsh!) with a fresh coat of pixel-paint. Very cute, very colorful, the game tasks you with shooting down wave after wave of the cartoony Cosmo Gangers in due process.

 

It's very fluid, very bouncy, very cutesy. If you liked the earlier iterations of this theme, then you will no doubt feel right at home in this installment as well.

 

Pretty standard fare, which deviates from the norm as you progress through the journey (somewhat interesting powerups, fire-breathing foes, and of course the expected bonus stages!) Cosmo isn't a breakthrough of any sort, but it is nice and solid and good for some mindless happy cheery blasting.

 

 

Latest Jobs

Studio Pixanoh LLC

Los Angeles, California
05.20.22
Combat Designer

Treyarch

Playa Vista, California or Vancouver, BC
05.20.22
AI Engineer

Question

Remote
05.20.22
Lead Level Designer (South Park)

Remedy Entertainment

Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland
05.23.22
Rigging Artist
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more