View Full Version : (Series Of Levels) Crystal Sack!

09-01-2008, 05:24 AM
XD I got this idea totally spur-of-the-moment last night after trying to think of different ideas for a LittleBigHome. Basically, I want to try recreating Crystal Maze in Little Big Planet.

Now, for those of you who don't know what Crystal Maze is/was, it was an awesome game show I used to watch way back, which involved a team of people, who had to solve different puzzles to earn Crystals, which were then used as a part of the final game. There are different Genres of puzzles (all of them involve physically getting hold of a crystal) and the team members took turns to pick what puzzle they wanted to attempt. (Example: One person might want to take on a Mystery puzzle, so they'd go to that puzzle chamber, and try and solve the puzzle (with their teammates outside, giving them hints) to get another crystal). If someone didn't solve the puzzle in time (or if they did solve the puzzle but didn't get out in time), they get locked in that puzzle room, and the team can choose to give up a crystal so their teammate can be released.

Anywho! I wanted to try incorporating that idea in LBP. Maybe as a single level, maybe as a series of levels with different challenges. The initial idea was to have 3 "crystal" slots named "Mind", "Body" and "Soul" respectively (Depending on how things work, these could be done using Magnetic keys). There would be 3 challenges in the level, with the corresponding name on them, so for instance the "Mind" challenge might involve trying to guide a "crystal" down the correct path, so that the player can grab it and take it with them, the "Body" Challenge might involve the player grabbing on to a pulley rope and shifting their weight so that the crystal lands at the goal (for a team mate to pick up if they're doing Co-Op. Not sure how the "Soul" challenge would work yet, but I'll get that figured out.

If they're on separate levels, winning these challenges would give the player that Crystal as a prize, which they can then take to the central hub to place on the slots, in order to open the doors to a final challenge. What's the final challenge, you might ask? Well, I'm keeping that a secret. XD

So, what do you guys think?

09-01-2008, 05:33 AM
Sounds cool. Can't wait to see it. :)

09-01-2008, 05:41 AM
Sounds really cool actually, you must have put a lot of thought into it!

09-01-2008, 05:43 AM
Sounds really cool actually, you must have put a lot of thought into it!

XD It's amazing what one can think of while they sleep. Thanks for the comments so far. ^^

09-01-2008, 06:51 AM
Awesome idea. I loved the Crystal Maze when I was younger. And the various puzzle based games would be perfect for LBP mini-games. I'll look forward to playing it :).

09-01-2008, 10:50 PM
Sounds awesome, I would really like to play that level.

09-02-2008, 09:21 PM
That's big, lets hope it it ends up a fun level!:cool: