[PlayStation 5] Cosmos Bit Review
Cosmos Bit from Ratalaika Games and SEEP is a 2D Metroidvania that pays homage to the source material. Learn more in our Cosmos Bit review!
Cosmos Bit from Ratalaika Games and SEEP is a 2D Metroidvania that pays homage to the source material. You’ll take on the role of Stella Mironova, who will explore a world full of deadly alien creatures. You’ve been contacted by Lieutenant Igor Petrov, who has a new mission for you: you must use the space-turbo capabilities of your spaceship to reach Planet Jufier. You’ll land near a control tower of alien origin and must set out to rescue the scientists that have been imprisoned there. You need to find an ID Card to gain access to the control tower before it’s too late.
You’ll control Stella with the left analog stick or the D-Pad as she jumps around each area with the X button, attacking enemies with the Square button. By pressing down on the D-Pad or the left analog stick, you’ll be able to interact with switches or activate save stations. These stations will also allow you to purchase extra energy shields, vital batteries, increase your bomb capacity, and more with the orbs you collect. You’ll grab yellow, blue, and purple orbs. Orbs will also be important because you’ll have to trade some orbs to save your progress. Pause the action, and you’ll be able to check out your map, which will mark the save stations you’ve found. Save early, and save often or else!
Since this is a Metroidvania, you won’t be able to explore the entire map right from the start since you need to progress further in the story to have specific events open new paths or for you to find new items that can be used to open new paths. For example, early in the game, you’ll come to a path that is blocked by several rocks. After you explore the other available option, you’ll hear a weird sound in the distance. When your return to the previously blocked passage, the rocks will have been moved. A few minutes later, you’ll gain access to a limited supply of alien bombs, which you can place by pressing down and the Square button. These alien bombs can be used to get rid of barriers that are in your way.
The game has a Platinum trophy, with a trophy list split into 1 Silver trophy and 11 Gold trophies. You’ll unlock trophies by finding the map, the jet pack – which will allow you to double jump -, the ID Card, two enhancements for your main weapon, a secondary weapon for defeating 50, 100, and 150 alien enemies, as well as the first three bosses in the game. This is something that should take you a couple of hours, as long as you take it slow and save at all stations so that you don’t lose a lot of your progress when you die. Since this is a Cross-Buy title, you can get two Platinum trophies by playing the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
If you’re looking for a Metroidvania that pays homage to the original Metroid game with streamlined gameplay mechanics, then Cosmos Bit is a good option to try out on PlayStation. As long as you take things at a slow but steady pace as you start to work your way towards collecting the power-ups that will increase your firepower and the orbs that can be used to upgrade your character, you’ll be ready to take on the bosses, which are certainly easier to defat compared to the rest of the game. This is a Cross-Buy title available at a budget price of only $4.99, giving you access to the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions.
This Cosmos Bit review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.