Panorama Cotton

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Panorama Cotton
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥9,500 T-15103

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Panorama Cotton (パノラマコットン) is a 1994 shoot-'em-up for the Sega Mega Drive developed by Success and published by Sunsoft exclusively in Japan.


Willows are special types of candies in a world of witches and fairies. Fairy Queen Velvet starts saying things that don't make sense, and the fairy Silk realizes it is because of monsters who are burning Willows (a burnt one was found near the castle garden). The witch Cotton, who loves eating Willows, conveniently shows up, learns of this, and vows revenge.


Unlike most other Cotton games, Panorama looks and plays like Space Harrier, where Cotton is following a fixed path and can only move around the screen using the D-pad. A changes speed, B fires, and C uses a special Magic attack.


It is the third game in the Cotton series of so-called "cute-'em-ups" for their unique visual style, and diverts from the gameplay of other Cotton titles. The release packaging included a promotional tea cup, which is now quite rare. Its method of gameplay would be reprised for the Dreamcast Rainbow Cotton.

This is the only Japanese Sunsoft Mega Drive game that didn't came with "left-opening" box style.

Magazine articles

Main article: Panorama Cotton/Magazine articles.

Photo gallery

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 №1994-09, p14[1]
80 №, p83[2]
53 №297, p39
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
3 reviews

Mega Drive, JP
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Cotton games for Sega systems
Cotton (1991) | Cotton 2 (1997) | Cotton Boomerang (1998)
Sega Mega Drive
Panorama Cotton (1994)
Sega Saturn
Cotton 2 (1997) | Cotton Boomerang (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
Rainbow Cotton (2000)