Coffee Crisis PC Review

Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the PC version of Coffee Crisis by Mega Cat Studios.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from the developers for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, however, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.

Coffee Crisis is a 16-bit side-scrolling beat ‘em up game and is a major throwback to the days of the SNES and Sega Genesis. It follows 2 coffee barista’s on an absolutely crazy journey through their home town and proceeds all the way into space.

The story is absolutely bonkers and revolves around martians attempting to steal the world’s music. Our heroes won’t stand by and let aliens steal the GOOD music so they set out to stop them. With heavy metal on their side they fight their way through many different types of aliens.

Enemies range from grey aliens to assimilated country singers. Smaller enemies can be grappled and thrown but the bigger, secret agents can’t be grappled. The fighting move sets are a bit limited but that’s how it was in the old days so it’s unsurprising.

Your base attack is a flurry of combos. Both characters have a special move that they can use during combat as well. Nick’s is a spin attack which can knock small enemies away. Using the special attack drains your health so it’s not a good idea to spam the attack or you’ll die pretty quickly.

There also a few different power ups that you can pick up from dead enemies or from broken barrels/objects. These power ups can make you invincible, increase HP, or improve your damage. There are also 1-up pick ups which grant you more lives.

The game also kicks it old school with level passwords. Which is something I haven’t seen in a game in a long time. There’s also cheat codes to unlock including infinite lives and 1 hit kills.

Overall, Coffee Crisis is a very enjoyable beat ‘em up game that will certainly please fans of the genre. It’s got some great 16-bit art, an awesome, metal based, soundtrack and it’s gameplay is excellent. They even released a SEGA Genesis version of the game, which you can purchase. If you’re in the market for a beat ‘em up game with some solid gameplay that hearkens back to the good old days, then Coffee Crisis is certainly one to check out.

Thanks for taking the time to read this short review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!

Shaun Meyers out!

Coffee Crisis








Entertainment Value




Features of Interest

  • Great Gameplay
  • Very Entertaining
  • Great Soundtrack
  • Great 16-bit Art and Superb Effects

Worth Mentioning

  • Combat Move-Set is A Little Limited

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