Soda Crisis Reviews

Soda Crisis is ranked in the 75th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Unscored
Jun 7, 2022

Soda Crisis was a really refreshing experience for me. I have played a lot of side-scrolling games in my lifetime and this fits right in while also providing something new. The game feels very solid and sports a fun art style. The ability to have control over your loadout throughout the game and the evolution of enemy types keeps things feeling fresh and new.

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GameSpace
Brau3er
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2022

If you're a fan of puzzle shooters, you can't go wrong with Soda Crisis. The game does just fine.

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85 / 100
Jun 10, 2022

Games like Soda Crisis are necessary, so I say. Furious action, pad skills, fast jumping and platforming, and adrenaline rushing out of your ears would be a quick summary. This is an excellent Run'n Gun and, above all, measured and calculated to the millimeter. With a nineties flavor and a more current look and manner, Soda Crisis is an experience to discover, pure direct enjoyment while adding layers such as the sick collection of improvements for our strange protagonist, and the intelligent management of them, offering different configurations to taste of the player and his style of play. A game that can be returned to over and over again, still killing that alien threat that its crazy story proposes.

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May 24, 2022

That said, the story is far from the focus of the game and its strong gameplay and striking visual design more than make up for it. The pounding electronic soundtrack is worth shouting out as well because each song manages to perfectly match the energy of the player at any given moment. There are also a ton of minigames present to shake things up in the post-game, such as a speedrunning mode and a bunch of collectable game cartridges that can be played via the arcade machine in home base. Through its marriage of bullet-hell gunplay and fast-paced platforming of games like Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Soda Crisis stands out as a phenomenal side-scrolling action-adventure.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2022

Soda Crisis serves up a sugary, refreshing can of good old arcade-style fun. Whether you’re in cola withdraw rage or just want to blast baddies and cause chaos, Soda Crisis goes down sweet and satisfying.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2022

The game would be a fun companion for a handheld device, hoping it will be released on other platforms such as the Nintendo switch. Overall, I had fun with this title, and if you are looking for a fun game to blow off steam, this might be the title for you.

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INVEN
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
May 27, 2022

It seems everyone can easily enjoy this run-and-gun action game packed with cute visual and decent level design. Though its overall gameplay is refreshing and comfortable just like a zero-calorie soda, bland storytelling and frequent item part phase are the ones that make the soda flat.

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6 / 10.0
May 31, 2022

Soda Crisis has all the makings of an epic, modern tribute to some classic action side scrollers like Metal Slug. Instead of building a bigger, badder experience, you will get some slick controls and high octane combat smushed into tiny levels that never work together to build a larger picture. Soda crisis is just a series of mini levels, no better than the likes of Angry Birds but is presented with the guise of a fully fleshed-out action-adventure. Once you get stuck into the meat, you will find there is very little on offer here after the first 30 minutes.

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80 / 100
May 25, 2022

It's weird to use nostalgia to describe such a modern-looking game but with how the game feels mechanically, I can't help but see [Soda Crisis] as a true successor to the older joystick platform shooters we used to play when we were kids.

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10 / 10.0
May 24, 2022

If you’re a fan of puzzle platform shooters, you can’t go wrong with Soda Crisis. The game simply does everything wonderfully. From the atmosphere, to the visuals, to the fast-paced and varied gameplay, you can tell Soda Crisis was made with passion, and I expect that same passion to be reflected by the game’s player base.

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5 / 10.0
May 24, 2022

With a forgettable soundtrack and decent, if somewhat generic, graphics, Soda Crisis feels as middle of the road as you can get without it being inherently bad. I can see what they were going for, and I get glimpses of success, but that’s all it is: just glimpses. The input lag from controllers, the fidelity going to hell, and the pretty mundane nature of it all just left me very nonplussed about the entire game.

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