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In this Insanely Twisted, 2-D action-adventure game, explore unique environments and battle bizarre creatures.
Release Date: Apr 17, 2012
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Reviews

“... easily one of 2011's best games.”
95/100– GameCritics
“... a triumph in almost every way possible.”
10/10 – The Sixth Axis

About the Game

In this Insanely Twisted, 2-D action-adventure game, explore unique environments and battle bizarre creatures as you make your way toward the center of the mysterious Shadow Planet! Solve complex puzzles and upgrade your ship with alien technology as you fight to save your home world.

Key Features

  • Striking and appealing visual style by renowned artist
    Michel Gagné.
  • Innovative and intuitive puzzle design mixed with intense
    action sequences.
  • Unique and visually stunning creatures and environments.
  • Rich worlds and captivating back stories.
  • Explore the worlds of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet with
    friends with multiplayer.

System Requirements

    • OS:Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo (1.25ghz) / AMD Athlon XP (1.8ghz)
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce FX series+ / Radeon 9500+
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1,893 products in account
45 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
This game... makes me so happy.
It's a beautiful game, and just... everything about it is awesome.
It's hard for me to describe, but it's sort of a discovery game, with puzzles in the enviorment.
There are deadly obstacles in the way as you go through the game, but it's nothing that a little patience and experimenting cannot solve.
I would recommend this game absolutely, to anyone. Take a look at the screenshots, and if it catches your eye at all, please give this game a chance.
Posted: July 22nd, 2014
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
226 products in account
10 reviews
9.4 hrs on record
This is a neutral recommendation. The gameplay is solid, metroidvania-style spaceship shoot'em up. The puzzles and fighting can get rather difficult at times, but never unfair. If you fail a few times you will recognise patterns and you'll eventually get it.

You end up getting about 10 different weapons to play with, but the ones you get near th end of the game end up being just utility/physics in a very few niche situations. It just seems to work that way with these type of shooters, and it doesn't really change gameplay dramatically enough for any refreshing changes. One thing I like to see in metroidvania games are mobility abilities and this game lacks them.

The game tries convey a story through very short cutscenes and gameplay and while it works at getting the story through, it didn't work well at making a compelling narrative. I would have preferred some dialog but I can see why they choose this style. It just didn't jive with me. Same goes for the art style. It works well for the game and is unique without being 16-bit pixel indie game graphics, but I would have preferred more colors than black in every scene, even though you are on a "shadow planet". Just personal preference, I guess.
Posted: March 2nd, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
460 products in account
1 review
24.0 hrs on record
Amazing game. You just wouldn't want to stop playing and exploring this world. I had to force myself to stop sometimes. Beautiful art style and great atmosphere. Pretty tough in places.
Posted: March 9th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
208 products in account
8 reviews
6.8 hrs on record
I got this game as part of a bundle and installed it on a whim.

There's something about the graphics, music, little videos, I dunno what, but I was so enthralled and immersed in this game that I completely forgot to go on a date with a girl.

An actual girl.

I could, tentatively, recommend this game over the prospect of meeting a member of the opposite sex.

Tentatively.
Posted: August 28th, 2014
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
67 products in account
3 reviews
5.3 hrs on record
I bought this game expecting to dive into a dark abyss of cool monsters and "visual madness" (if that makes any sense to you), as the name "Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet" title suggests. I watched the trailers and knew there would be puzzles and it wasn't a hardcore game, but all the time the whole "insanely twisted shadow planet" feel seemed to be solid and interesting. Well, it wasn't quite like what I wanted. Here's a list of pros and cons:

Pros:
- Great visuals overall.
- Really good and original enemy design. (even though some of them are re-used with little differences they still are great to look at)
- Nice soundtracks that fit in with the shadowy atmosphere.
- Fluid control.

Cons:
- The plot is extremely simple, being almost meaningless.
- The puzzles aren't challenging, some will require a little bit of thought, but overall they are pretty simple.
- Bosses are quite easy.
- Too short for its price. (finished it in a little more than 5 hours and it could be much faster)

There are many indies games that are very simple and yet you find yourself wondering about what's happening or wanting to help the characters to reach their objective. As already mentioned, you don't get attached to the character's objective or anything, you simply have one mission and complete it. The game is very forgiving and will give you several checkpoints along the way so you don't lose almost any progress when you die, I didn't put that on the lists because it can be pleasant or not to you. The most challenging things are to get optional upgrades, so you should have in mind it's pretty casual.

In the end I recommend only getting this game if it is on sale and you want something casual to pass time.
Posted: June 5th, 2014
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44 of 48 people (92%) found this review helpful
376 products in account
1 review
3.5 hrs on record
Great exploration game. Fantastic art style! Developer just removed GFWL and transitioned the game to Steamworks! Yea! :)
Posted: December 5th, 2013
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