Moon Cresta

From Sega Retro


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Moon Cresta
System(s): Galaxian-based hardware
Publisher: Gremlin/Sega
Genre: Shoot-'em-up

Number of players: 1-2 (alternating)
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Moon Cresta is a vertical arcade shoot-'em-up developed by Nihon Bussan and originally released in 1980. Sega obtained a license to distribute the game in the United States, with Gremlin Industries making minor modifications to the game for US audiences.

There are many slightly different variants of Moon Cresta (including Gremlin's "sequel", Super Moon Cresta). The Gremlin version makes a few subtle changes to enemy behaviour.

Moon Cresta's success led to a sequel in Terra Cresta in 1985. Most sequels would skip Sega consoles, however Terra Cresta 3D would see a Sega Saturn release in 1997.

Promotional material

MoonCresta Arcade US Flyer1.jpg

US flyer front

MoonCresta Arcade US Flyer2.jpg

US flyer back

Physical scans

MoonCresta Arcade US Manual.pdf
MoonCresta Arcade US Manual Parts.pdf
Service Manual