December 17th, 2021 by Simon Elliott

Bishoujo Battle Cyber Panic! - PS5 Platinum Review

Bishoujo Battle Cyber Panic! is a simple puzzle game where you cut slices out of the background to display pictures of gun-wielding girls.

Bishoujo Battle Cyber Panic! is a very similar game to Pretty Girls Panic! which I reviewed a few months back. To save reinventing the wheel, some of the relevant parts of that post are also included here. 



In Bishoujo Battle Cyber Panic! you'll start each level with a silhouette of a female character holding a weapon and your objective is to cut shapes into the background by moving your character across the background and joining it back up with one of the sides of the level. As you successfully join a shape, the background will be revealed and become solid meaning you can cut shapes and join it onto your new shape too. You'll need to uncover 75% of each level in order to complete it, so if you were to cut directly from the bottom center to the top, you'd unlock 50% of the level for example.



Your primary aim should be to cut the level in half once, then halve what's left to make 75%... However, there are a variety of enemies on each level which aim to prevent you from your objective. If an enemy touches your character or the line you're drawing, you'll lose a life. You're safe while attached to a solid object but as soon as you start cutting you become vulnerable. This is where some of the challenge comes in, as the enemies often move erratically making it tricky to move too far at once.



If you're able to trap an enemy inside a shape that you cut, they'll be removed from the level which makes things much easier, and the same can be said about power-ups which will randomly appear across the background. Grabbing a power-up inside your shape will give you a boost which will massively improve your completion time for a level. Yellow arrows will make you move much faster making it easy to slice the level in half, the stopwatch will freeze all enemies also meaning you can usually cross the level and avoid them and the pink star provides invincibility for more than enough time to cross the level.



The game isn't very difficult at all and you can take each level as slowly as you want, within reason. Some levels have a spider enemy which walks around the solid objects, so don't let it touch you, or try to remove it by trapping it in a shape, but otherwise just carefully and slowly aim to cut the level in half piece by piece. For the Platinum you'll need to complete all 50 levels and each one is easily doable in under a minute meaning the Platinum should be yours within an hour.


Overview

  • Release Date: 10th September, 2021
  • Publisher: eastasiasoft
  • Developer: ZOO Corporation
  • Date Started: 15th December, 2021
  • Date Completed: 15th December, 2021
  • Version Played: Digital
  • Price: £2.99

The Good

  • Very short levels which can be finished in under a minute.
  • Cool artwork to unlock.
  • Increasing difficulty as you progress through the levels which keeps the game slightly challenging.



The Bad

  • The controls sometimes feel a bit awkward and you might end up dying when your shape cutting character goes straight on instead of left or right to join up a shape.
  • You'll complete 50 levels with pretty much identical gameplay which can get a bit grindy, but thankfully the levels are all quite short.



Hardest Trophy

  • Level 50 - Complete level 50.

Some of the later levels in each section are harder as they have more enemies on screen, some of which can shoot at you, but ultimately none of them are too challenging if you take your time.




Helpful Tips / Bugs / Glitches / Exploits

Set the difficulty to Easy in the options before you begin. I'm not entirely sure what this does to help you, perhaps gives you more starting lives for each level, but there's no penalty for doing it so it'll make the Platinum slightly easier. You should always be trying to work your way through the middle of the level. You probably won't be able to go from bottom to top in one go without being killed by an enemy, so just make small shapes from the bottom and gradually add more and more onto it until you reach the top, then do the same across the remaining 50% and you'll finish each level pretty easily. If there's a power-up nearby, go out of your way to grab it as they'll always speed up the level completion, but otherwise just take your time and keep building onto the shape until you're able to cut out a big chunk of the background.




Platinum Difficulty Rating - 2/10

2/10

You will physically have to complete each level while being aware of the enemies, but providing you take your time, none of the levels pose any real difficulty and they're all quick to replay if somehow you do manage to run out of lives.




Platinum Time - 45 Minutes

Each level should take under a minute and there are 50 you need to complete in total. Unless you mess up or get stuck on a level, it's easily possible to Platinum this game in a single sitting, although it might feel like a bit of a grind.


Platinum Enjoyment Rating - 8/10

8/10
The game is easy and the soundtrack is pretty decent so for a cheap and quick Platinum, there isn't really anything to dislike.


Overall Game Rating - 7/10

7/10
It is a fun game and there could quite easily be hundreds of clones with different artworks to unlock, but given it's quick and easy, it's actually enjoyable to play through. Different enemies add different challenges but the objective is always the same. For the price I paid, it's definitely worth the money but I probably wouldn't recommend this if it was more than £4. Enjoy a few screenshots from the gallery below!


















Platinum #764

Here are my most recent Platinum Trophies up to and including this game.

# Game Date
764 Bishoujo Battle Cyber Panic!
PS5
15th December 2021
763 Rogue Explorer
PS5
14th December 2021
762 One-Eyed Lee and the Dinner Party
PS5
14th December 2021
761 Orbibot
PS5
14th December 2021
760 A Day Without Me
PS4
14th December 2021
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