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[PlayStation 4] Donuts’n’Justice Review

[PlayStation 4] Donuts’n’Justice Review
  • On June 15, 2021

Donuts’n’Justice from Ratalaika Games and FobTi interactive is a 2D old-school 8-bit shooter on PlayStation 4. Learn more in our Donuts’n’Justice review!


In Donuts’n’Justice from Ratalaika Games and FobTi Interactive you’ll be taking on a 2D old-school 8-bit shooter on PlayStation 4. It’s a short arcade-style release that can be completed in under an hour as you shoot left and right while the screen autoscrolls onward. You’ll have to avoid your enemies and their attacks in a single-player or local co-op experience with a heavy dose of the 1980s magic we all know and love.

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Given the game’s arcade homage roots, you’ll be controlling your character with the left analog stick or the D-Pad as you move it around the screen, shooting right with the Circle button and shooting left with the X button, or throw a grenade – if you have any – with the Square button. Since each level is short enough, there are no checkpoints in a level, so you’ll need to learn the movement and attack patterns of your enemies, as well as their placement, to maximize your hit points so that you can reach the boss fight at the end of a stage.


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As you defeat the many enemies that are foolish enough to try and kill you, some will drop weapon crates that will grant you access to one of ten randomly selected weapons for you to use, some will drop more grenades for your stock, others will drop healing items, and some will drop cash. Be sure to collect as much of this cash as possible before it exits the screen, so that you can use it at the in-game shop on the main menu. In there you’ll be able to exchange your hard-earned money for some caps and hats. Some of them will be only for cosmetic purposes, while others might have an extra bonus for you.

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Trophy-wise, this is an easy and fast Platinum trophy, which has usually been the case for Ratalaika Games releases on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The list includes thirteen trophies in total, split between eleven Gold trophies and a pair of Silver trophies. You’ll get a trophy for completing each of the game’s levels – including the bonus stage -, then trophies for beating each boss, another one for unlocking your first weapon, and the last trophy you’ll probably get is for purchasing your first hat or chat.

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If you’re looking for a fun and simple arcade-style game with a retro look and feel in which up to two players can take on the action, then Donuts’n’Justice is a good budget option that you can play through in a single sitting in less than an hour. Donuts’n’Justice is out on PlayStation with a low $4.99 asking price.

This Donuts’n’Justice review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.

Review Overview

A fun 8-bit styled arcade release