Cotton - Fantastic Night Dreams © 1993 Hudson Soft.
Cotton is a cute horizontal shooter by Success and conversion of the arcade game of the same name originally released in 1991. The player takes control of Cotton, a young witch riding a broom stick and accompanied by a cute little fairy called Silk. Her mission is to help the fairies restore the powers of the Prism of Light, and to save the world from being plunged into eternal darkness. Cotton must collect special gems called Willows, but her insatiable sweet tooth makes her readily believe that she is on a quest to recover stolen candies... Consequently, Silk uses Cotton's obsession to her advantage, and is able to outwit the cute witch, tricking her into saving the world. Cotton has two forms of attacks - she can shoot magic blast-beams to enemies directly facing her, or drop bombs at foes on the ground. The player can also charge up and release powerful magic attacks by holding the fire button for a few seconds. These spells come in two flavors - the Red Dragon Fire awakens a dragon made out of fire, and the Blue Electrobolt fires a devastating bolt of lightning. Unlike most other shooters, Cotton relies on experience based upgrades and her powers slowly increase as she collects orange crystals left behind by defeated enemies. Finally, more fairies can join Cotton in her dogged quest, as long as the young witch can free them from their stone prisons. Cotton consists of seven stages and is single player only.
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