Coffee Crisis is out now on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, four years after its debut on the Sega Genesis. No, that’s not a typo – it really did release four years ago on the Sega Genesis, because why not?
Now the game is on modern platforms for players to enjoy, and for those wanting a new game to add to their trophy cabinet of physical games, Coffee Crisis will also be getting a physical collector’s edition soon. There’s no release date yet for the physical collector’s edition of Coffee Crisis on PS4, but we do know what it will include.
The physical version will pack in a boxed copy of the game, a physical instruction manual, joystick grips, an alien pin, a physical copy of the game’s soundtrack, and a set of stickers. Not bad swag, all being said.
Coffee Crisis is a side-scrolling beat ‘em up centering around a team of baristas, Nick and Ashley, who are armed with nothing more than their trusty sacks of Black Forge coffee beans as they face an alien invasion. After observing Earth for quite some time, the Smurgelians decide to take Earth’s four most precious treasures: fast Wi-Fi, metal music, adorable cat videos, and amazing coffee. To compound the problem, weaker human beings are being assimilated, leaving the heroes with no other option but to fight.
The title had a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016, allowing retro game collectors the thrill of having a new game for their Sega Genesis. With the release of its PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch versions, modern console players can enjoy the same high-definition 16-bit graphics retro gamers have been experiencing for years. Combine that with a hilarious plot, plenty of body-snatched humans and roaming aliens to fight, and mini-games that challenge players to keep their intake of caffeine in the green, Coffee Crisis is a side-scrolling beat ‘em up that oozes with retro style.