Blending classic shoot ‘em up gameplay with cutesy designs works quite well, and the remastered version Cotton Reboot! does a fantastic job of capturing the unsophisticated chaotic essence whilst retaining a lush, adorable pixel art look. The question is, is that necessarily a good thing? While the reboot remains true to the original, which likely appeals to Eastern audiences’ arcade nostalgia, Cotton Reboot! is possibly too shallow and repetitive to make any waves in the West.