I really like flying my tiny, insanely twisted shadow ship in Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. No matter whether or not you want the remainder of this 2D Metroidvania-y exploration recreation, the one factor you can not fault is the texture and dealing with of your silhouetted house saucer. It’s such a joyous factor to whizz across the display screen, responding effortlessly to each key press with the class of a rocket-powered gazelle. Every part could be out to get you on this unusual, hostile atmosphere, however by no means has such a piddly little spacecraft felt this mighty.
I like Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet very a lot, and never simply due to its magnificent little ship. Whereas the entire black versus one other block color look may be very 2012, there’s one thing innately charming and mysterious about Shadow Planet Productions’ first and solely recreation, particularly if you take the time to cease and admire all of the issues happening within the background. All types of creatures are scuttling round on the market (I see you, jumbo millipede lads) and in hindsight it jogs my memory a number of Hollow Knight‘s Hallownest.
Fortunately, the inhabitants of this gloomy place aren’t practically as vicious as Crew Cherry’s even drearier array of sword-wielding insect drones, however there are occasions after they get exceedingly shut. I bear in mind among the bosses particularly precipitated loads of enamel gnashing and smashing of buttons after I first performed it, and even among the common enemies may give your ship a little bit of a bashing.
I may by no means keep mad at it for lengthy, although, and that was principally as a result of your ship was simply so rattling pretty to manage. That, and also you had a number of different instruments at your disposal to cope with the planet’s many threats. My favorite is the little claw arm you get proper initially. Once more, nothing says, ‘This recreation was made in 2012’ greater than physicsy push-and-pull puzzles, however dang nabbit these ones had been simply the most effective because of these oh-so-sweet, smooth-grooving controls.
It’s a disgrace Shadow Planet Productions by no means made anything after Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. Nonetheless, in case you’re ever at a free finish and really feel like taking part in a sort of proto-Hole Knight set in house, give Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet a attempt.