Panorama Cotton

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Panorama Cotton
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sunsoft
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥9,5009,500 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 come with the "left-opening" box style used with other Sunsoft-published games.

Magazine articles

Main article: Panorama Cotton/Magazine articles.

Photo gallery

Physical scans

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Panorama Cotton

Mega Drive, JP
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 9e57d92e
MD5 422a285546a9755df77da2840fb2c817
SHA-1 63d9b71cfe0b7aaa6913ae06c1f2547d6d2aae5c
2.5MB Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 54d82f86
MD5 7988fd0d0d2abe47ada250af652efff0
SHA-1 aa7d052268ef439a3e289379003d7e7d6fc356f2
4MB 1993-11-27 EPROM cartridge Overdump Page


Panorama Cotton

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Prereleases: Prototype 1993-11-27

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)