As I’m sure you’re aware, this Sunday isn’t just any Sunday – it’s the closing date for Contraption Challenge 18… Oh, and it’s also Easter. So once you’ve finished gorging yourself on chocolate and polishing-up your CC18 entry, the LittleBigPlanet community has a load of great, Easter-themed creations for you to play. StevenI highlighted a few in the latest batch of Mm Picks but here’s another great one by DigoKube. Easter Troubles is a short but charming platformer which has you swinging, swimming and hopping your way through the world of Spring Valley to retrieve the Easter Bunny’s basket of carrots. [...]
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Fiery Furnace is a fantastic but challenging grapple-based platformer by Fr0d0_FragginS79. It’s the first part of what I hope becomes a series of levels set around the deadly Factory of Dreams.
There are a couple of gameplay mechanics in LittleBigPlanet 2 which I really enjoy but are so rarely used. A couple of weeks ago I got excited about jetpacks and this time it’s tilt controls. More importantly, tilt controls done well…
Several community levels try to emulate Tower of Whoop’s score-chasing gameplay but very few have managed to nail it. SHINOBI Challege is one that has.
Jungle Dash! is a feature-packed survival challenge by Alexio34. It starts-off slow but you’ll soon need fast reflexes and pinpoint platforming skills (both of which I’m unfortunately lacking) to earn a respectable place on the leaderboard. The level is essentially a side-scrolling platformer but each piece is randomly generated meaning you’ll experience a different layout each time you play and the level scrolls faster as you progress making it harder and harder to keep-up. The level also randomly spawns monkeys which will chase you down and grab onto you, costing you points and hindering your progress.
If you want to make an omelette you’ve got to break some eggs… and if you want a fun, great-looking LBP level you’ve got to play Squandered Farmland by Porkyfern.
The Cursor is a fantastic puzzle game by MrMik68. In this level you have control of a cursor which you must use to pick-up and move objects in a selection of puzzle and platforming rooms. A good amount of the challenge this level provides comes from the controls. You hold L1 to activate the cursor and the right stick to move it. This mirrors Sackboy’s standard move and grab controls and because you often have to use both at the same time it feels a lot (to me at least) like trying to pat your head and rub your stomach at [...]
A giant heating contraption threatens Penguin Joe’s frozen town and it’s up to you to shut it down before it destroys everything. That’s the story of Melting-Ice, a really ‘cool’ platformer by Five-Ate-Five.