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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
1 of 1 people (100%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
47 products in account
5 reviews
7.2 hrs on record
While its controls are left to be desired, the overall progression and puzzling nature of this game are fantastic! It's similar to a game such as Metroid or Castlevania, but still remaining unique entirely. If I had to rate it I'd give it a 8.5/10, but I strongly recommend trying it for yourself because it's really an interesting puzzle shooter :)
Posted: January 27th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
458 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
968 products in account
9 reviews
8.9 hrs on record
Done in a style of Metroid and Blaster Master you control a ship that gets power ups and can go through different areas if you have what is needed for that section. Challenging at times but solid gameplay, I recommend a ps3 or xbox controller, the dual analog sticks are a must for controlling your ever-increasing array of weaponry and dodging what this game throws at you. One of the coolest looking games I've played that's for sure. Highly recommend :D
Posted: February 1st, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,780 products in account
44 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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37 of 40 people (93%) found this review helpful
361 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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