SOL CRESTA, rise like the phoenix and take back the sun! Neo-Classic shooting strikes back! Dock, split, and form up! Pilot 3 fighters and take back the sun from the clutches of evil in this free-form shooting game with the spirit of 80s shooting classics Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta.
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Mostly Positive (77) - 77% of the 77 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 21, 2022

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Includes 3 items: SOL CRESTA "CR47" DLC, SOL CRESTA "Wing Galiber" DLC, SOL CRESTA "Wing Galiber II" DLC


SOL CRESTA Complete Set

Enjoy EVERYTHING that SOL CRESTA has to offer!
Get the SOL CRESTA Complete Set at a great new price that offers the slick and speedy gameplay of the main game's Arcade Mode, the densely woven story of the Dramatic DLC, and the Legendary Fighters DLC that includes the legendary fighters from the CRESTA series.

What you get in the SOL CRESTA Complete Set:
- SOL CRESTA main game
- SOL CRESTA "Legendary Fighters" DLC Set (CR47, Wing Galiber, Wing Galiber II included)

Note: The SOL CRESTA Complete Set consists of the SOL CRESTA main game and all DLC packs that are currently available to purchase, with no exclusive content. Be careful of duplicate purchases.

Prepare to Go Supernova with Excitement with the Dramatic DLC!

- A parade of unique and expressive characters
- A big-bang story penned by Hideki Kamiya, the force behind Bayonetta and The Wonderful 101
- A dense Database filled with images of and information about every friendly and enemy character, ship, and device
- The continuation of the Cresta saga, which began with 80s classics Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta
- A story that unfolds differently from Arcade Mode, with a true ending that awaits the truly bold!

Enrich Your SOL CRESTA Experience with the Legendary Fighters DLC Set!

Legendary fighters from the CRESTA series are back and yours to maneuver as you try and stop Mega Zofer’s conquest of the solar system.

These 3 additional fighters can also be used for score rankings in Caravan Mode.
The icon of the fighter used will be recorded along with your high score.
Challenge yourself and see how much performance you can bring out of these legendary fighters, which are different to the Yamato fighters in many ways.


The main fighter from Moon Cresta is back in all its former glory for you to pilot!
Picking up a special CR47 Emblem will cause your allied fighters to appear. Dock with fighters II and III to power up your craft, just like in Moon Cresta.
The CR47 can perform Charge Shots and perhaps even turn into a phoenix SOL CRESTA-style?!

Wing Galiber

The main fighter from Terra Cresta is miraculously back to fly one more time!
Just as in Terra Cresta, dock with 5 of your ally fighters that appear from the hangar and experience a variety of different attack variations. Of course, the Formation Attack and phoenix are back!

Wing Galiber II

The main fighter from Terra Cresta II: Mandler no Gyakushuu, making its long-awaited return to battle. In addition to its Formation Attack and the legendary Firebird Attack, numerous special attacks have been carefully revived, such as Fire Formation, Formation Shot, and P.R.B. (Phoenix Rolling Bomber).

Note: These 3 additional fighters cannot be used in Dramatic Mode included in the SOL CRESTA Dramatic DLC. Check the in-game manual for the controls of these 3 additional fighters.

SOL CRESTA Dramatic Edition Trial Version

This demo allows you to enjoy Stage 1 of SOL CRESTA's Arcade Mode, as well as a part of Stage 1 of the SOL CRESTA Dramatic DLC Dramatic Mode.

*Scores from the demo version will not be saved or uploaded to online rankings.
*Some aspects of the demo may differ from the full version of the game.
*The purchase of both SOL CRESTA and the SOL CRESTA Dramatic DLC are required to enjoy Dramatic Mode in the full version of the game.

About This Game

PlatinumGames’ NEO-CLASSIC ARCADE series carries on the spirit and fun of classic gaming using modern technology, and the first project in this endeavor is SOL CRESTA. SOL CRESTA takes the docking and formation strategies of classic shooting games Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta and elevates them with the “free-form docking” system. The flagship Yamato, composed of the fighters Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, and Susano can utilize various attacks depending on how the three ships are aligned. Docking, splitting, and reforming the ships as needed is the key to defeating the invading armies of Mega Zofer.

Game Features

  • Story
    Humanity faced a crushing defeat at the hands of the Mandler Army during their last invasion of the solar system. Losing the moon and being driven from Earth, they were forced to retreat all the way to Laomedeia, the 12th moon of Neptune. With the last of their hope, they formed the solar recovery squad SOL CRESTA, and placed the fate of the solar system with the Yamato, a cutting-edge docking ship.

  • Free-Form Docking
    The Yamato, standing against the evil of Mega Zofer, is composed of 3 fighters. You’ll scramble with only one fighter at first, but pick up the right item and friendly fighters will appear for a power-up! Dock and split to change your attack properties and use different formations to access an amazing arsenal.

  • Classic 80s-Style Excitement
    SOL CRESTA’s music is provided by legendary chiptune composer Yuzo Koshiro, and the game pays homage to the sound and visuals of the earlier Cresta series games, bringing back that arcade fever while taking it beyond mere nostalgia. There’s even a time limit, high score Caravan Mode, and online leaderboards.

  • PlatinumGames' New Challenge
    What would happen if PlatinumGames, developers of satisfying and jam-packed action games like Bayonetta, NieR:Automata, and ASTRAL CHAIN tried their hand at shooting? This is the answer. The visuals are classic, but the originality and depth of the systems and gameplay provide a fresh and deep shooting experience that grows each time you play.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7100 CPU @ 3.90GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.9GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 630 (VRAM 1GB)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space

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