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.
I’ve played hundreds of great levels in LittleBigPlanet and have talked about a lot of them here on Rocket Cheetah using words like ‘amazing’ and ‘brilliant’, but there are only a handful of creations which I would go so far as to call a ‘masterpiece’. The Adventures of Outback Jack is one of that handful.
Happy New Year! Here’s a montage video looking back on some of the games that came to PlayStation in 2012.
It’s becoming a bit of a trend around here that I find a level I really like but don’t have the skills to actually finish and record a video of. It started with Stellakris’ Aleste remake and now I’m dragging xSLEVENx into it.
Los Alamos is the untold story of how the Cold War actually started. Turns out, it was Sackboy. This rather grim premise is the pretence for what actually starts-out as a brilliantly fun and vibrant platformer. The visuals are fresh and the gameplay is superb as you swing, bounce and slide your way through a colourful, carnival-like world. The excellent platforming continues as you enter the atomic age halfway through the level and the aethstetic totally changes. It’s an original take on a classic style of level and it’s definitely one for your queue.
What could be more festive that throwing stars, ninjas and explosions?
Hear that? That’s the sound of the world’s smallest violin, playing for my PS Vita video capture woes. Here’s how I overcame them and shut that stupid violinist up.
The High Life is an innovative LittleBigPlanet PS Vita level by deadmn which sees you navigating a series of suspended rails while hanging precariously from a wheel. The controls are deliberately delicate, requiring slight adjustments to keep you from falling to your death as you manipulate platforms with touch and tilt in this very mechanical-feeling world. It’s a fantastic idea, brilliantly executed to deliver outstanding gameplay. My only complaints are that the camera can move quite abruptly at times making it tricky to touch the objects you’re aiming for. I would also find that sometimes I would get myself into [...]