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In the follow-up to Moon Cresta, a well-guarded planet is being invaded. You will have to make a succession of passes over the landscape, shooting out ground turrets and aliens. Numbered bases release power-ups when shot - these can either be used in combination or (by pressing the space bar) in Formation Mode, covering a wider range of shooting positions. Each pass over the planet ends with a boss; the third and final one with a boss who can only be killed if you are at maximum power. Death puts you back to the start of the world.


Terra Cresta NES Game over.
Terra Cresta NES The formation design mode, selecting first or second player.
Terra Cresta Arcade Title screen
Terra Cresta Arcade Destroy ground target

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Alternate Titles

  • "Arcade Archives: Terra Cresta" -- PlayStation 4 title
  • "テラクレスタ" -- Japanese spelling

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Happy Computer Commodore 64 1987 75 out of 100 75
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 70 out of 100 70
64'er Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 9 out of 15 60
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Game Den NES May 17, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jun, 1990 22 out of 40 55
Video Chums PlayStation 4 May 20, 2015 4.3 out of 10 43
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 3.8 out of 12 32


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