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Moon Cresta is a vertical scrolling shoot-'em-up. The action involves the player moving their ship along the base of the screen, while wave after wave of aliens come towards it. The yellow aliens split when shot, while the magenta ones are the toughest of all. Once the coast is clear, the player must attempt to manually dock their ship in a limited amount of time. Docking successfully will earn the player bonus points.


Moon Cresta Arcade Title Screen.
Moon Cresta Arcade They keep coming.
Moon Cresta Arcade Three part ship.
Moon Cresta Arcade First wave.

Promo Images

Moon Cresta Screenshot
Moon Cresta Logo
Moon Cresta Screenshot
Moon Cresta Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "街机档案 月冠登陆艇" -- Chinese PlayStation 4 spelling (simplified)
  • "月冠登陆艇" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Arcade Hits: Moon Cresta" -- PlayStation title
  • "Arcade Archives: Moon Cresta" -- Nintendo Switch / PlayStation 4 title
  • "アーケードアーカイブス ムーンクレスタ" -- Japanese Nintendo Switch / PlayStation 4 spelling
  • "ムーンクレスタ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews (UK) Oct 26, 2007 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Launch contest

A contest by the publisher invited ace players to register with them if they achieved scores over 30 thousand points; eligible players breaking that threshold (and over 4 thousand of them responded) were entered into a draw to win the original coin-op this game was a conversion of, to install in their very own living room! The eventual winner of the draw was one Ian Clark of Newcastle.

Copy protection

The Amstrad CPC version of Moon Cresta uses the LENSLOK copy protection system. With this system the game loads to a screen that displays a large 'H'. The player must line up a supplied lensing device with this 'H' and, from a distance of about one foot (30.5 cm), view the screen with one eye. The lens decodes a two character security code that must be entered before the game can be played.
Pseudo_Intellectual (61101) added Moon Cresta (Arcade) on Feb 13, 2014
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (21121), リカルド・フィリペ (176493), firefang9212 (55753), Sciere (538983), Kabushi (220184), Martin Smith (66862) and Игги Друге (46414)