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04-17-2010, 07:18 PM
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The newest episode of our Community Spotlight has arrived! For those of you who are out of the loop, our Community Spotlight is a bimonthly collection of our favorite levels for both PS3 and PSP posted by our members. All of these levels have been added to our site within the last 2 weeks, so you're getting a taste of some of the latest and greatest we have to offer.

Note: The Spotlight crew would like to welcome PSP level connoisseur salieri to the team. Welcome aboard!

PS3 Spotlight
TRIAL of SEASONS - SUMMERSickivionkey/Sickivionkey
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=14842&d=1270423193TRIAL of SEASONS (MMpick) is back! Bounce and battle your way across Kaula island to save the peaceful pig tribe from a vengeful SUMMER! Easy enough for anyone to finish (N00Bz) but contains enough fun and excitement for even the most experienced players! Do you have what it takes to be a hero?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMnerQqvgDg&feature=player_embedded

Finally, the sequel has arrived. Sickivionkey is back with this action packed level. Great platforming, greater boss battles and pigs in bikinis… yep, this level has it all! Sometimes campy but always fun, this is a worthy sequel to one of the most well received levels out there. Don't miss it!The temptation with the 3D glitch is to go for massive rooms and great depth. Sicki takes the opposite route and with the occaisional cloud and mountain drifting past, creates a lovely subtle feeling of space. The characters are good fun and the gameplay will keep you active from start to finish. A really nice series that deserves a lot more attention. The sequel I've been waiting for ever since I was a lint. Sickiviokey has brought us an awesome level that only a fool would dislike. It has an evil sun, epic fast-paced gameplay and pigs! What more could you want in a level. Enjoyable from start to finish with some brilliant visual work to make this a must-play! Don't expect your average village of peaceful pigs! They're brave, but they need your help to capture the evil Sun. Can you save the village before it burns to the ground? I bet you can! And that's the fun of this level. You'll be treated to great background visuals such as volcanoes, mountains, and even some camp fires in the distance (makes me wonder who started those fires!). The gameplay is great. You'll always find yourself swinging, running, falling, grabbing, etc. You'll even run into a puzzle or two. Keep your eyes peeled for a special guest appearance. And hurry... those piggies are running out of time!Ah – the Summer! Everyone loves it for the hot weather, chilling at the beach and the pigs fighting off a massive sun. Well, the last one is a new one, but it’s no less fun in this level. Beautiful environments, hilarious characters and a strong boss battle are all in this sequel to the excellent level that was once an Mm pick.
Sack, The legendary: Level 5 of 13 - Part 1 of 2
Sack, The legendary - Level 5 of 13 - Part 2 of 2
Luos_Desruc/Luos_Desruc
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu15/Morgana25_photos/APhoto_17-7.jpg"Vera Bee's Swamp" A story based adventure that brings Sack to a world where sackpeople have not been seen for thousands of years. One player experience.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHQjJm0WBdg&feature=player_embedded

In depth story telling continues in these levels. Find out more details about the characters and the world of Sack, The Legendary. Really beautifully lit landscapes and some beautifully made 3d backgrounds make it a visual treat and some moderate gameplay keep it light and fun. Fans of the series should be content and those new to the series will be delighted. These levels quality truly speak for themselves.This series is truly one of the most memorable in LBP. It is one of the few stories that actually stuck in my head after I played it, and that says a lot for a LBP level. Each level is visually stunning, with some definite 'wow' moments. If you're looking for a great adventure story, look no further. These levels should not be missed!Luos returns to continue his epic fantasy series and it's a corker. Beautiful landscapes and breathtaking views set the scene for some great gameplay. Of course, this is a story-driven series first and foremost and we certainly aren't let down. There are a few twists and turns in the plotline this time around as we continue our adventure, leaving you eager for the next installment Sack, The Legendary pretty much sums itself up. There’s a sack and it’s quite legendary! Not much more can be added we haven’t already said about this series – it just continues to plow through other levels with superior gameplay and some quality dialogue. Get ready for beautiful visuals and a moving tale to unravel – but then you should have expected that from the other levels in this excellent series
The Heavy Metal Mullet Planet Tribute Part 3Leather-Monkey/Leather-Monkeys
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4505511557_098a6b5616_o.pngIt's been a while since you've explored Heavy Metal Mullet Planet, it's about time you paid another visit!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl9LbPX9yCw

Get a neck brace ready, just in case! Let the head banging, hair tossing mayhem begin anew in this hard rocking sequel. Great character designs and fast moving explosive action are everywhere in this densely packed level. Check it out and Rock On!As the self appointed LBPC rock god, I feel it is my duty to instruct you all to check out this level. Leather Monkeys has a distinctive 'over the top' visual style, and it partners superbly with the rock genre. The highly creative use of guitar fretboards as part of the level structure made me genuinely laugh out loud and the gameplay isn't too shabby either. \,,/ \,,/ Another sequel I've been waiting to see for a long time. Leathermonkey has showed how much he has improved as a creator as every aspect is better than the first two in the series. Rock on as you hop through a magical world of a funky style, massive instruments and all of your wonderful fans cheering you on! It's not my kinda music, but this made really want to listen to ACDC!Hey there, all you middle men...Throw away your fancy clothes...And while you're out there sittin' on a fence...So get off your sack-behind and come down here...'Cause rock 'n' roll ain't no riddle man...To me it makes good, good sense! This level is proof that Rock 'n' Roll ain't gonna die. Turn it up and get moving across those frets because it's about time LBP gets the led out!Somehow I never got around the playing the first two installments of Heavy Metal Mullet Planet, but if this is anything to go by, boy have I been missing out! Funky visuals with an abstract vibe and some great platforming cranks the fun up to eleven in this quirky metal masterpiece.Welcome to the Jungle indeed –but this isn’t a normal jungle. The leaves are guitar picks, the animals are rockers and the rocks are speakers. Metaphor over, this level is truly a masterpiece to behold. Anyone who played the other levels will know what to expect – a hectic, amazing combination of Fun ‘n’ Games. A level with everything you want – honey you know the names. Bonus points for Gun ‘n’ Roses lyrics? Crypt's CanyonDr_Vab/Dr_Vab
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu15/Morgana25_photos/APhoto_14-8.jpgYou embark on an epic journey through Crypt's Canyon, trying to finish what your father never could. As you traverse this perilous canyon you begin to piece together why your father came here.

Streamlined geometry in different wood tones make for simple looking but stylish gameplay in this underground adventure. Firey pits and poisonous spiders will try and take you out as you make your way through. Cannon styled platforming makes the level feel exciting and brings a bit of challenge to this otherwise mellow and warm level. Dr.Vab shows us with this solid platforming adventure that he doesn't need to trick you into hopping on a rocket cheetah and then squishing your brains out. Venture through a canyon to learn of your father's reason to come here. Watch out for those spiders now! There have been quite a few 'cannon' levels recently, and this is one of the best. This level is a quick, high speed run through a dangerous canyon. You will have to fire yourself through the rocky scenery avoiding firey pits and sneaky spiders. Dr Vab (the maker of unfair platformer) creates a nice plotline whereby you follow in your fathers footsteps chasing an ancient treasure - To succeed, you are required to move quickly AND accurately through the challenges. Suitable for players of all ages, this is a short but fun adventure.The famous creator of the Unfair Platformer series shows his versatility with a contrasting level – featuring some lovely wooden style visuals, excellent gameplay and a deep story. Thrown into the mix is a quality combination of new gameplay and old style barrel firing, what more could you want? Dragons of Myth: TeotihuacanMorgana25/Morgana25
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu15/Morgana25_photos/APhoto_7-12.jpgThe second level of my Dragons of myth series.Make you way through the dense jungles of Teotihuacan to the temple of Quetzalcoatl. See if your worthy enough to be granted the knowledge of the Mesoamerican feathered dragon god.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dos0xoy19M4 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4KuFGkP1wg

It's been a while since a level from Morgana, but this epic treasure has been worth the wait. She has created an underground temple in a forest which utilises both man made and natural elements expertly. Her artwork is outstanding (check out the dragon!!) and shows how much time and dedication she puts into her work. There is some subtle camera use too that cleverly helps players navigate some of the trickier platforming sections. Comparing this to Morgana's first few levels show how far her LBP skills have developed (and she wasn't half bad when she started either!). This level I shall describe in one word: 'WOW!' This wonderfully atmospheric setting is jaw-droppingly good from the second you enter the level. Traverse the caverns and into the huge temple to be granted wisdom from the beautiful dragon within. Morgana has evolved into one of the very best creators in the entire game. She's not too bad at hiding maize either!The dragons have returned in all their glory. Morgana certainly made sure of that! The highlights of this level for me was simply all the detail that she put into it. For those of you like me who love to just look around and take in all the visuals, this level will not disappoint. But make no mistake, this is one of those levels that could be played through quickly, or at your own leisure. Be sure to check every corner as Morgana has loaded this one with secrets. Also, don’t forget to take a picture of the end boss because you might not find a better looking dragon in LBP.To step foot in Morgana's perfectly realised landscape is to love it. The ruined, overgrown pyramids blend into the jungle backdrop so perfectly that you can really feel like the place is real, which is no mean feat in LBP! Couple that with a healthy dose of platforming and puzzles rounds this level of fantastically. And the waterfall is none too shabby either :pMorgana’s latest level is large, beautiful and pretty much indescribable. This one speaks for itself – and you too will be speechless as you roam the beautiful atmosphere, discover secrets and visit another dragon! Only complaint would be there isn’t really enough lights in there – am I right?The Realm of The Wolf Lordcroissantbuncake/croissantbuncake
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu15/Morgana25_photos/APhoto_12-8.jpgSnow covered peaks and icey waters set the stage for monstrous encounters and gigantic statues. Face the frigid landscape and it's icey denizens as you pass through the realm of the wolf lord.

This is one of those levels that just gets everything right. Awesome atmosphere, architecture that will blow your mind, excellent enemies to fight, amazing moving statues, subtle and lovely lighting and all around fun to play. It's got the cinematic quality players who thrive on eye candy love but doesn't sacrifice gameplay in the least. Very Shadow of Colossus in tone - this is a must play!It’s the subtle things that truly make this level shine. Whether it’s a slight bump in the ground, an extra decoration to a building or a clever mechanism – croissantbuncake hasn’t spared anything to make sure this level shines. The lighting could have been lifted from a Morgana25 level, it’s just that perfect, and the atmosphere is beautifully created too. Make sure you play this level. Hearts For Heroes Prologue - Moonlight BayTOBSn08/TOBSn08
http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/vv356/TOBSn08/EinFoto_1-1.jpgThis is where the Adventure starts...Unfortunately you have lost your mind and you've got no idea where you are, who you are and what you are doing. Could be better so, because now you can focus your mind on becoming a Heart Hunter and meeting the queen.
But before you can enter Sky Kingdom, you must prove your skills in the Moonlight Caves...

Masterful layer manipulation involving water will have your brain working overtime in this prequel to Hearts for Heroes - Swampa. Has a lot of the same great platforming of the predecessor but now with the inclusion of variable water levels it cranks up the challenge. It also shares Swapa's distinctive visual style with dramatic pops of light, plentiful spikes and always interesting geometry, it never lacks for something cool to see as you play. Really looking forward to the rest of this series! TOBSn08's dinstictive style is carried through to this beautiful level. Venture through the moonlight caves, solving the puzzles as you go, as the strange voices test your abilities. This series is turning into one of the most well crafted storylines I have seen. Cannot wait to see the sky kingdom, and neither should you! TOBSn08 – remember that name next time you’re looking for a great level. This creators back catalogue of levels is impressive, and this one is no exception. All the masterful techniques you’ve come to expect from TOBSn08 are present and correct along with some lovely new additions. You’ll be questioning how the whole thing is put together, whilst also admiring and swooning over the elegant landscapes. Truly a masterpiece.STAR WARS: The Return of the Jedi: The Battle of Endor: err... Etc!julesyjules/julesyjules
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15265&d=1271112280Falling into an Imperial trap, the Rebellion is facing certain doom. Out-numbered and out-gunned, you (and some teddy bears) are now the galaxy's only hope. Save LittleBigPlanet!!

If you thrive on challenge and love a little silliness with your platforming you really need to check out this level. Fans of the previous levels are in store for the same awesome characters, jokes and visual splendor and those new to the series don't need to play all the previous levels to enjoy the charm and challenge of this one (although you really should play them. They rock!) This is one of the best level series out there and if haven't played it yet, you don't understand the power of julesyjules. He's managed to keep the quality of his levels top notch and always brings something new to the table. Impressive, most impressive! Another excellent entry in JJ's star wars series. This one picks up right where we left off in the Ewok forest. Take down the empire in a variety of entertaining ways while clambering through a beautifully constucted forest. Sadly we have almost reached the end of this grand tale... unless he wants to attempt the prequels!! I don't even have to write anything for everyone to know this is a wonderful level. The ninth part of this incredibles series is quite possibly his best. Platform your way through the trees while battling the troopers and killing them in humorous ways. As usual it isn't short of witty phrases, inspiring gameplay and brilliant detail!It’s a good thing we’ve been honing our Jedi skills for several levels now because as usual, this one will require every trick in the bag. Actually, this level is pretty much everything you would expect in a Julesyjules level. Humor, gorgeous visuals, innovative gameplay, etc, etc, etc. Just check your midichlorian count and go play it – but beware of the dark side!If we're to be honest with ourselves, Star Wars is massively overrated. *Waits for inevitable flaming to die down*. But the good news is that the same certainly cannot be said of julesyjules' homage to the franchise. Anyone who's played them knows that this series absolutely lives up to the hype and this installment is no exception! As you jump and swing through Endor, offing imperialistic baddies in hilarious fashion, you'll be sure to have a grin on your face the whole way through this action-packed level!
Malevolance unfolds in The GardensOneEyedBanshee/OneEyedBanshee
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/Almwitch05/APhoto_8.jpgYou decide it's a nice day for a walk but don't realise that it's the day a dark plan will begin to unfold, shaking all of Little Big Planet to its core.

What is it about Irish creators? Adding his name to the growing list spotlighted Irishmen OneEyedBanshee's newest level will never let you see the sweet and cute world of The Gardens in the same way again. Great use and modification of MM characters and objects, he's managed to kick up the quality of visuals and make familiar materials and objects feel new again. It's short but packs a lot into it in terms of story telling and sequel potential. Things could get interesting! A short level, but it is very very sweet. OneEyedBanshee has built a brilliant version of the gardens levels, and added a very interesting twist to the story. While the malevolence unfolds, you need to be on your toes to survive! Very enjoyable level. Hopefully you won't cries when dumpty dies! Take your time to explore this lovely land; the gardens theme is often used in LBP, but is rarely so seamlessly integrated with the foreground. Don't be decieved though, these beautiful gardens hide a dark secret and you will need every LBP playing skill you have up your little sackboy sleeves to restore peace to this land. OneEyedBanshee has perfectly captured the vibe of story mode Gardens, but with a personal flair that is often missing from levels of this style. As the story unfolds, we find that not all is as it seems in this cutesy utopia, and the cliffhanger ending leaves plenty of questions unanswered. Here's hoping for a sequel!Swimmin' With The FishiesDRLONG/DRLONG
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu15/Morgana25_photos/APhoto_13-8.jpgSwim through the Little Big Ocean on the back of a dolphin, shark, or swordfish in this amazing underwater adventure! Difficulty: HARD, 1 player recommended.

If you like your levels challenging you owe yourself a play of this aquatic gauntlet. Awesomely designed dolphin, shark & swordfish, who's movements are very life like, keep your air supply handy but only if you don't loose them amidst some devilishly designed obstacles. The speed boosting arrows and skill hoops are an excellent feature and increase the difficulty for those brave enough to use them. Take the time to dive into this long and challenging level.There have been a lot of 'underwater vehicle' levels, but I think this is the first one to really do it successfully. DRLONG has created a very challenging course that requires some very careful navigation. The level demands multiple play throughs simply to learn the course AND to try it out with different fish. First place on the scoreboard in this one will definately be very sought after - will you take a shot at it? DRLONG surprised me with this level purely because I wasn’t expecting anyone to be able to make something as challenging and fresh in LBP after over one and a half years. But once again I was wrong, and this level feels lifelike whilst retaining a cute charm and a slight difficulty curve. One of the greatest water levels so far.(LBW4) The Mailbox (Part One)bonner123/bonner123
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu15/Morgana25_photos/APhoto_15-7.jpgThe first part of a [hopefully] epic adventure with your Companion Cube! Features good visuals and some original gameplay. However, it is SINGLE PLAYER ONLY! Remember to stand on all buttons until the cutscenes are over. Have fun!

Bright tulips turn to dark caverns full of dangers in bonner's surreal level offering. All the challenge you'd expect fro bonner is here along with some nifty gas and light effects. Can you reunite with you polygonal pal? Play and find out! An interesting title which makes you think; "Why is there a level about this random inanimate object?" Well, it is so much more. An interesting plot unfolds as you make your way to the fortress of the rowdy teens and figure out what has happened to our friendly companion cube. Whoever knew that I would love a cube so much that I would be willing to travel over land, underground and through sea to restore it's safety? Well it seems that Bonner123 did, and thank goodness because this is a great level which is great fun to play.Perplexing in places but always rewarding, The Mailbox (Part One) is presented with simple, effective visuals, and personally I can't wait for part 2. Tick Tock WoodsJump_Button/Jump_Button
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/511/aphoto1.jpgAn Art style level much like my Black & White level, been working on and off this one for a long time now so hope you enjoy it.

The warm orange glow of a fall afternoon combined with simple silhouette stled geometry make a beautiful combination in Jump_Button's latest level. Duck and squirm through the roots of massive trees then climb their spindly and spiraled branches to view some beautifully renered clocks and their workings. The mushrooms strike a perfect balance between pretty and challenging so stay on your toes or you time may be up!It’s great to see jump_button still creating, because he always finds new art niches and material combinations and then merges the two to create a fantastic visual level. The pictures cannot do justice to a level that is as beautiful as this – so you’re going to have to go play it now!Lady Bug level 1: "The Gardens"Dorine_Marco/Dorine_Marco
http://members.upc.nl/m.vink474/LBP/Lady Bug Level 1 The Gardens HOME.jpgAs the title says it is set in The Gardens (from Story mode), but with a little twist. The King & Queen have migrated (and they took Humpty with them) and management of The Gardens is handed over to the Lady Bug (lady bug, lady bug, fly away home, your house is on fire, your children have gone..)!

Somewhere between a garden and a maze, this is a treat for those who like their levels with extra cute. Of course there are well designed obstacles along the way, but with secrets around every corner there is plenty to keep Sackboy coming back for more.Another level that shuns hyperrealism for the sake of simply being cute as hell, this is sure to put a smile on your face. The puzzles and platforming are not too challenging, but the difficulty curve is just right and if you are up for some exploring, there's a tonne of secrets hidden far off the beaten track.This is a level that the more time you spend in it the better it gets. I lost count of all the nooks and crannies and secret areas to explore and each one was filled with cute characters and all the charm of the original Gardens level. High replay value and really fun platforming will keep you coming back for more adorable action!Also from the Showcase...
Played everything in the Spotlight and still looking for more?
These levels stand out from the crowd for a variety of reasons, so be sure to check them out!


If exquisitely designed characters are what you are after, then check out the MUPPET level (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?24744) by Gravel.
Mysterious Planet: Project Fracture (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?24844) by Camden1: Get your thinking caps on for this very tricky puzzler.



PSP Spotlight
The Big Freezecarlosgrss/CARLOSGRSShttp://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac207/tross13/TheBigFreeze.jpgSet out to climb an enormous mountain, platforming and puzzle-solving as you go.

Grab a bowl of popcorn and get ready to be impressed by this cinematic blockbuster. It's hard to believe that an experience of such epic proportions fits in the palm of your hand, but after a few minutes with this incredible level you won't care. Spelunk icy caves, solve devious puzzles, and enjoy the scenery as you make your way to the top of this mountainous adventure.Creepy, subtle storytelling, great puzzles and impressive visuals combine to make this a must-play level. What's more, somehow it's about twice as long as most levels of the same quality, and features some of the strangest looking enemies I have ever seen.With challenges as a grand as the mountainous terrain itself, you’ll get hooked to both the gameplay and scenery for dear life. Avoid being crushed by massive falling icicles, uncover the secrets of a hidden ruin, and evade a cracking glacier as you search for missing friends. You’ll find yourself at the edge of your seat with a story as eerie as the whispers of a high altitude zephyr.This level is huge, and I'm not just talking about the mountains! It feels gigantic as you work your way up beautifully designed mountainsides and just when you think there couldn't possibly be another puzzle or platforming area, there is! Love the material variety and the thoughtful puzzle design. Camera work is impressive too. You'll want to play this one more than once!Duck's Rulecarlosgrss/CARLOSGRSShttp://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac207/tross13/DucksRule.jpgHelp a noble duck get back to its home. Explore a cool palace, avoid red lobsters, and enjoy a peaceful boat ride.

Well, this is just ducky! Literally. Enjoy a fun whirl through a world where your best friend is a duck. Solve quacky puzzles and let the water roll off your back, and by the time you're done I promise you'll have a smile on your face. Warm up your platforming muscles and don't forget to bring along some stale bread for your new pal.I have never cared for rubber ducks until now. In this colourful and innovative platform puzzler, a little ducky falls from the sky and orders you about. You won't know why, but you'll love that little ducky and you'll darned well do what it tells you to. Spend some quality time with your R button in this cute adventurous level. Lots of swinging, grabbing and pushing a duck…. yep you read that right. Do you have what it takes to finish this challenging level or will you meet a fowl end?Vibrant visuals, poignant platforming, and a cute rubber ducky make up this quirky level by carlosgrss. What? You think you’re incapable of being emotionally attached to a toy? Let this level scrub away that false façade as you squeak your way through a fun-filled adventure in the heart of playfulness.The Empire’s Striped SnackTaffey/tsr13http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac207/tross13/tess11.jpg Continue your adventures in the Star Bores universe, this time on a chilly planet filled with icy caves and strangely familiar snow monsters. Dodge blaster fire, insult heavy equipment, and meet a motivationally challenged Dark Lord looking for a bite to eat. When you're done tip-toeing through outer space and exercising in a swamp, get ready for a final confrontation in the clouds.

Laugh with Taffey’s new level, you will. A boring level he did make not. Herh herh herh. Demonstrating a perfect parody, this level faithfully recreates Star Wars Episode V with a humorous twist to the storyline, characters, settings, and even the title. You’ll find yourself snorting uncontrollably at the menial task at hand and gazing endlessly at the impeccable stickerwork, but you must not lose focus. May the force be with you—or else you’ll anger your Yoda instructor!Thank the force for Taffey's 'Star Bores' saga. Love Star Wars but sick of the typical mid-trilogy slump? Just fire up 'The Empire's Striped Sack' and whizz through the story of Episode 5 as it would have been if George Lucas had hired Larry David as a script editor. Another witty name for another witty level in this incredible series by the taffinator. This is an hilarious parody of Episode V and does an excellent job of scrunching all the good bits into one bitesize chunk of level. Expect excellent gameplay and funky character design, along with an overall great visual setting to top it all off. You can't miss this blockbuster! It's no secret Taffey is one of my favorites for level humor but he's really outdone himself this time. Clever, witty and downright laugh out loud dialogue from his even more cleverly named characters will have even the most serious sci-fi fan in stitches. Epic Imperial-class Star Destroyer, Imperial AT-AT Walkers, and Cloud City designs had my jaw on the floor (sorry to go all geek on ya but it's important!) The stickering of Degobah in lush greens is beautiful if you can spare a glance while trying to complete the race course. Every time I think he's peaked, Taffey manages to raise the bar - I can't wait for him to prove me wrong again!Sackula [PART ONE]ali985/Alismuffinhttp://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac207/tross13/Sackula.jpgAs a world renowned detective and adventurer you are set on the mysterious case of a mass dissappearance in a snowy Transylvanian village. Venture through castle ruins, graveyards and creepy forests as you search for the source of the killings.

Treat yourself to some of the best comic-book style storytelling this side of a creepy castle in this killer level by Alismuffin. Watch the cinematic plot unfold as you snoop your way through a chilling tale of death and desertion. There's plenty of platforming, loads of sinister ambiance, and even a "lighting" effect or two.You get bit twice with venom that causes spine-tingling chills in this level, one from the frigid snow and another from the machete-like fangs that sporadically pop out of nowhere. This level features an innovative style of storytelling that inscribes text into the scenery, making fear more palpable as the suspenseful plot unfolds simultaneously with the environment. Creating horror on the PSP has proven to be challenging for many, but ali985 demonstrates ingenuity in storytelling that will surely provoke blood-curdling screams on the snowy peaks of Transylvania.Superb atmosphere and a well-presented narrative make this level a must play. Authentic lingua Victoriana makes this tale of murder and mystery all the more immersive. I hope you've got your spine wrapped up warm, lest it be thoroughly chilled.I love horror stories and thanks to this level I have the beginning of a spooky tale at my fingertips. Sets a great tone for mystery and danger as you make your way through scenes fraught with fangy danger. Can't wait to see how the story continues!
The Sky Islands of Oneiros Ch 1SeekingTruth86/SeekingTruth86http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac207/tross13/SkyIslandsofOneiros.jpgJoin Sackboy on his journey to the legendary Oneiros Isles - a group of islands that soar through the clouds by some mysterious power! Will you find your long lost Grandpa Sack? Part 1 of the Oneiros Trilogy.

Mix two cups of Avatar with one package of Indiana Jones and allow to rise. Just like that you have The Sky Islands of Oneiros, one of the best levels I've come across in a while. This mind-blowing crusade through the skies has humor, platforming, eye candy, puzzles, and a very cool fight with a giant sentry robot's operating system. Now, if you'll excuse me I'm off to play this level again. And again.Prepare to be amazed in this floating utopia by SeekingTruth. You’ll uncover some of the most mesmerizing sceneries and mind-boggling illusions on the PSP side of LBP within the gravity-defying ruins of this level. From aerial platforming to heavenly challenges, this level will make you feel like you’re on Cloud 9.A stunning level with truly original gameplay and a setting that will have you banging your head against a levitating brick wall that you didn't come up with it first.A beautiful looking level, some excellent gameplay and the promise of another in the series? We couldn’t ask for any more as LBP PSP fans! However what we have here from SeekingTruth is a fantastic level that is well worth checking out – and then you won’t be able to wait for part 2!The quality of PSP levels continue to grow at a rapid pace and it's because of levels like this one. Superb platforming combined with beautiful visuals make this one a pleasure to play. Great attention to detail and camera work will keep you interested and the challenge will keep you engaged. I truly enjoyed playing this one and I know I'll keep coming back for more.
Swamplandsali985/Alismuffinhttp://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac207/tross13/Swamplands.jpgExplore the deadly LBP swamplands with its rotted trees and poisonous gas. Solve puzzles and venture through ruins of old covered in moss and plants.

Put on your thinking cap and your best pair of rubber boots before venturing into this puzzlingly entertaining romp through a swamp. Match colors, rotate platforms, and scratch your head as you work your way though this quirky, action-packed adventure. Phew, swamp gas!This swamp is overflowing with unique gameplay mechanics and sprouts of genius growing throughout. Prepare to be fully immersed in the marshy environment attuned to the symphony of croaks, hisses, and growls in the distance as well as reptilian skin textures to complete the atmosphere. You usually don’t find beauty in a swamp, but you’ll find it under the mossy rocks here.There has been a severe lack of puzzle levels on LBP PSP, but this level is both well made and a great looking puzzle level. Set in an unexpected swamp location, you’ll be solving puzzles to progress through this lovely level. Fan of puzzles, visuals or just looking for something different? Then look no further than this one.Clever and cute in equal measure this level will get your brain humming with it's puzzles. Great materials make for interesting textures as you hop, swing and climb your way through this marsh. Made me laugh as I pictured sackboy as a frog hopping his way home. Also from the showcase...
Played everything in the PSP Spotlight and still looking for more?
These levels stand out from the crowd for a variety of reasons, so be sure to check them out!


Look up PSN Alismuffin and Unitedstates12 for some well-made and detailed PSP tutorial levels (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/search.php?search_type=1&contenttypeid=1&u=9339&forumchoice%5B%5D=40&forumchoice%5B%5D=60&forumchoice%5B%5D=106&starteronly=1&childforums=1&do=finduser).
If you go ape for bananas, then you owe it to yourself to check out jungle swinging (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?25073-jungle-swinging) by th3_fly1ng_vEE.
Yeti In The Alpine! (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?24971-Yeti-In-The-Alpine%21-WDSD) by Fastbro is a funny and entertaining story mode add-on well worth playing.

OneEyedBanshee
04-17-2010, 07:24 PM
Wow thanks guys and girls really appreciate it! I had a lot of fun making it and thankfully you all seem to have enjoyed it as much! :D :D :D

Typo alert! It's Malevolence not Malevolance lol. Good to see I'm not the only one who makes that occasionally :) I can understand why this occurred now given I made the typo myself when I first put the level in the showcase, turns out I changed the thread title to the right spelling but not the level name that appears when you enter the thread.. DOH! Fixed now :blush:

Alec
04-17-2010, 07:24 PM
Great community spotlight as usual, I will sure check these levels out :D

Morgana25
04-17-2010, 07:30 PM
Thanks guys for the spotlight! :)

Congratulations to the other creators. Tons of awesomeness this time around. Keep 'em coming!

Coxy224
04-17-2010, 07:32 PM
Congratulations are in order for all creators featured in this fortnights spotlight - I look forward to playing another bunch of levels in this next fortnight :p

Duffluc
04-17-2010, 07:34 PM
Gratz to all the creators! Amazing pick of levels this time around, you guy's have been busy! I'd be playing these right now if I wasn't studying like mad for exams :p

And thanks again to the spotlight team, I would have missed a lot of these if it weren't for your efforts!

Fastbro
04-17-2010, 07:35 PM
Thanks for the mention!

Littlebigdude805
04-17-2010, 07:36 PM
Ive already played a few of these fabulous levels, thanks to the spotlight crew for another batch of awesome levels!
to the ps3! :D

dajdaj03
04-17-2010, 07:38 PM
Oh, the third community spotlight that I can't play... this is really frustrating now :(

Anyway, thanks for this and congrats to everyone!

orang3dragon612
04-17-2010, 08:00 PM
Great list once again

piggabling
04-17-2010, 08:03 PM
Great list! Love them all. Well I'm sure I will.... :p

comphermc
04-17-2010, 08:08 PM
Excellent. Thanks spotlight team, and congrats to all spotlighted creators.

...it's really too bad we couldn't have gotten a Friday release for this episode... :rolleyes:

/Inside Jokes

CCubbage
04-17-2010, 08:12 PM
Wow... there are a LOT of people on the spotlight crew now! Very nice list, and a few I haven't played yet. Great job, spotlight crew!

Sickivionkey
04-17-2010, 08:20 PM
Awesome! Thank you so much!

Big group of great levels this time... Should keep me busy for a while. :)

jump_button
04-17-2010, 08:26 PM
Thanks for the spotlight :) really did't think ill get in, I know it not a level for everyone. oh and I need to keep play some PSP levels not had much time for psp LBP been on Ps3 alot this week.

Leather-Monkey
04-17-2010, 08:36 PM
Woo! Thank you! :)

I think I'm gunna cry! Really nice words. :') Thank you very very much Spotlight Crew and congratulations to everyone else who was spotlighted.


a hectic, amazing combination of Fun ‘n’ Games. A level with everything you want – honey you know the names. Bonus points for Gun ‘n’ Roses lyrics?

Yes, plenty of bonus points for you. :p

Chump
04-17-2010, 09:23 PM
another awesome list of levels full of talent and love.
This'll keep me busy for quite a while.

Oh and croissantbuncake, you can thank me for this spotlight ;)

jeffcu28
04-17-2010, 09:25 PM
Congratulations to all the fantastic levels that made the list, very well deserved. As always, this community never fails to impress. :D

Welcome to the crew salieri!

Standing ovation,
jeffcu28

Taffey
04-17-2010, 09:42 PM
Congrats to all the creators! This has been a particularly fun batch of levels to play - we hope you enjoy them as much as we did. :)

And welcome to the team salieri!

Silverpanther
04-17-2010, 10:19 PM
Thanks Spotlight Crew for more great levels, can't wait to play them. Also, welcome and congratulations to the newest member of the spotlight team, salieri! Finally, congratulations to everyone who got spotlighted, it's a great honor and you should all feel proud! Great job!

Jrange378
04-17-2010, 10:21 PM
I think this is the first time ive already played all the levels here before their spotlighted. Except of course the psp ones. Still great job to the spotlight crew for keeping this going! This is definately my favorite news update on the site.

VelcroJonze
04-17-2010, 10:30 PM
Congratulations to all the creators spotlighted, all amazing levels. :cool:

And thanks to the spotlight team for another outstanding episode!! :)

shropshirelass
04-17-2010, 10:36 PM
Another great Spotlight - there are some really cool levels on there. Congratulations to the all creators who keep on coming up with such awesome new work.

Thanks too to the Spotlight crew for all their hard work. It really is appreciated.

And last but not least, welcome and good luck to salieri!

ferrrch
04-18-2010, 12:23 AM
Once again thanks to the spotlight crew, and i also want to congratulate to all the people that got spotlighted.

DRLONG
04-18-2010, 12:29 AM
Wow! awesome; thanks guys! :p I really didn't think my level would make the spotlight because of its difficulty. Congrats to the other creators as well! :)

v0rtex
04-18-2010, 01:27 AM
I'm feeling a little tardy this time around. I got distracted by the sunshine! :)

PS3 Spotlight

TRIAL of SEASONS - SUMMER by Sickivionkey/Sickivionkey
Sack, The legendary: Level 5 of 13 - Part 1 of 2 by Luos_Desruc/Luos_Desruc
Sack, The legendary - Level 5 of 13 - Part 2 of 2 by Luos_Desruc/Luos_Desruc
The Heavy Metal Mullet Planet Tribute Part 3 by Leather-Monkey/Leather-Monkeys
Crypt's Canyon by Dr_Vab/Dr_Vab
Dragons of Myth: Teotihuacan by Morgana25/Morgana25
The Realm of The Wolf Lord by croissantbuncake/croissantbuncake
Hearts For Heroes Prologue - Moonlight Bay by TOBSn08/TOBSn08
STAR WARS: The Return of the Jedi: The Battle of Endor: err... Etc! by julesyjules/julesyjules
Malevolance unfolds in The Gardens by OneEyedBanshee/OneEyedBanshee
Swimmin' With The Fishies by DRLONG/DRLONG
(LBW4) The Mailbox (Part One) by bonner123/bonner123
Tick Tock Woods by Jump_Button/Jump_Button
Lady Bug level 1: "The Gardens" by Dorine_Marco/Dorine_Marco


PSP Spotlight

The Big Freeze by carlosgrss/CARLOSGRSS
Duck's Rule by carlosgrss/CARLOSGRSS
The Empire’s Striped Snack by Taffey/tsr13
Sackula [PART ONE] by ali985/Alismuffin
The Sky Islands of Oneiros Ch 1 by SeekingTruth86/SeekingTruth86
Swamplands by ali985/Alismuffin

And, as always, the DLC:

v0rtex
04-18-2010, 01:29 AM
Let me also offer my congratulations to all the creators. I've only played a few of these, but those that I played were fantastic!

And of course, thanks again to the Spotlight Crew! You guys RAWK!

CyberSora
04-18-2010, 02:16 AM
Congradulations to everyone!

I'll be getting around to these later. I'm definately looking foward to the PSP ones. The way people can make great levels in the PSP's not-so-great Create Mode never ceases to amaze me. :)

Arctos13
04-18-2010, 02:40 AM
Well done to everyone who got spotlighted. I've only played half of these. Oh and welcome to the spotlight crew salieri.

bonner123
04-18-2010, 02:43 AM
tanks 4 anuther gud soptlite guyz 8D lolololol

Congrats to everyone who was spotlighted and thanks to the crew for making the time I play levels on LBP slightly more bearable.

amazingflyingpoo
04-18-2010, 02:49 AM
Thanks for another awesome Spotlight! There are some awesome PSP levels on there (congrats to Carlosgrss for getting 2 levels spotlighted!). If you don't have a PSP, then you are seriously missing out :-D

SeekingTruth86
04-18-2010, 07:52 AM
Thank you so much for the Spotlight, it's such an honor to be featured right off the bat like this ^__^ I am absolutely thrilled that you guys liked The Sky Islands of Oneiros, I'm looking forward to exploring more of it with y'all in part 2 when it's ready!

AgentBanana
04-18-2010, 09:17 AM
So many good levels, so little time..

Thanks for all the awesome levels and spotlight crew for getting me inspired again. :)

Alismuffin
04-18-2010, 10:43 AM
WOW! thank you guys so much. I really didnt expect two spotlights, let alone a tutorial mention at the end. Thanks so much and congrats to everyone else. you guys are amazing

julesyjules
04-18-2010, 10:59 AM
Lovely to be included again with another awesome bunch, thanks for your time in putting together another edition, Crew!

ghik16
04-18-2010, 11:09 AM
Arh.. :( I thought my The Gardens PSP would have reached the spotlights. Unfortunately, I must just keep creating. :)

Luos_83
04-18-2010, 12:50 PM
Awesome levels,
2 bad Morbidallia and Sunken cave didnt make it.
oh well :)
congrats on all other spotlighted people! :)

thanks for the kind comments on my levels!

Flare Skull
04-18-2010, 02:01 PM
Great Spotlight! Will play some levels today! :) Thanks to the crew and congrats to the spotlighted creators and their levels!

Arradi
04-18-2010, 02:21 PM
How do these levels get chosen anyway? I've seen some levels with lots of 5-star responses that never made it to the spotlight. (and a 7-star level that only got a brief mention :p) Info needed!

Camden1
04-18-2010, 03:34 PM
Great spotlight! It's an honor to be Also-from-the-spotlighted:p.

mistervista
04-18-2010, 04:05 PM
Awesome levels,
2 bad Morbidallia and Sunken cave didnt make it.
oh well :)
congrats on all other spotlighted people! :)

thanks for the kind comments on my levels!

Wow Luos. Are you joking ? You got 2 levels spotlighted again and you're complaining you didn't get 4 !?

Think yourself lucky. Some of us don't even warrant a play from the spotlight crew let alone an actual spotlight.

JustinArt
04-18-2010, 04:26 PM
Congrats to the spotlighted levels of this episode. :) I only played "Tick Tock Woods", "Hearts for Heroes Prologue", and Julesyjules' latest Star Wars level but I'll go check out the rest and see why are they spotlighted. I also want to congratulate Camden1 on his latest Mysterious Planet level to be in "also from the spotlighted" category since I played this level already. We always have great levels to check out and spotlighted ones are a must to play.

KQuinn94Z
04-18-2010, 04:36 PM
Wow Luos. Are you joking ? You got 2 levels spotlighted again and you're complaining you didn't get 4 !?
Think yourself lucky. Some of us don't even warrant a play from the spotlight crew let alone an actual spotlight.

Once again, talking nonsense. Every level in the showcase is played. We give everyone the same opportunity so please don't accuse us of failing at our job. The rest of the guys work so so hard.
Also I didn't see Luos complaining. Just stating something. If you work so hard it could be possible to get 4 in one spotlight. Ther's no problem with high standards.

@Luos: Sunken Cave was published too late to even be a potential in this one.

X-FROGBOY-X
04-18-2010, 04:40 PM
Great spotlight guys, congratulations to the spotlight crew and everyone that got spotlighted, or got an also from the showcase pick. Keep up the great work guys, oh, and I'm looking forward to playing Tick-Tock woods, because that level somehow managed to slip under my radar.

jwwphotos
04-18-2010, 05:09 PM
Congratulations on the Spotlight to all the creators!! I have to say this list contains some new incredible favorites as well as some amazing new ones I have yet to try out!! Really impressive work everyone!

Also a huge thanks and round of applause to our wonderfully talented spotlight team. I can't ever say enough about all of your hard work and hope everyone realizes the huge amount of effort you all put into bringing us these gems week after week. Thanks!!!!

Powershifter
04-18-2010, 06:14 PM
Congrats to all the creators! Keep up the great work! :)


Yes, plenty of bonus points for you. :p

Wait... no bonus points for ACDC lyrics?!?!?!? I even looked those up just to be sure I was correct.... :cry:


:p

rtm223
04-18-2010, 06:29 PM
Some of us don't even warrant a play from the spotlight crew

*sigh* I can assure you that you received at least 3 plays from the spotlight team (might have been more, can't say for sure). In fact, theAdipose and Morgana even fed back to you in your thread (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?24790-LBN-Tale-of-the-Sea-contest-Voyage-to-the-bottom-of-the-Sea).

So I can only assume you are deliberately lying here, although I can't imagine what the purpose would be, as the evidence is available for anyone to see. Luckily though, some of us are grown up enough to rise above this pettiness and I can promise everyone that MisterVista's future levels, along with every other level with a showcase thread, will be played and given equal consideration for the spotlight.

And congratulations to the levels that got in this time around, there are some great levels there :)

TheAdipose
04-18-2010, 07:58 PM
How do these levels get chosen anyway? I've seen some levels with lots of 5-star responses that never made it to the spotlight. (and a 7-star level that only got a brief mention :p) Info needed!

The star system is irrelevant. There are many posts on here discussing how the star system is broken. my crown winning level is on 3 stars.

but to answer your question more directly, every level in the showcase is played by at least 2 members of the spotlight team. levels that receive a 'yes' vote from either member are then put forward for further discussion amongst the team. Every level is given a fair shot (we don't even list the creators name in our level list). The 'also from' section is not for levels that 'just miss' the spotlight, its for levels which are outstanding in one particular regard.

BabyDoll1970
04-18-2010, 08:53 PM
Hey, thankyou, Spotlight team!! This is an exciting batch with the return of some favourites of mine (yay! a new julesyjules Star Wars level!!):D I look forward to playing the ones I haven't yet and the ones I HAVE played are brilliant and totally deserving. Congrats to all!:D

Incinerator22
04-19-2010, 02:58 AM
Every time I see a spotlight it seems like there are new reviewers... Or am I going crazy? :cry:

That's a good thing though, that there are still so many people willing to work for this great cause :D

Great work everybody!

Emogotsaone
04-19-2010, 04:59 AM
Ive alway wanted to be on one of these. but i don't post any of my levels in the forum.

Dorine_Marco
04-19-2010, 07:08 AM
Somewhere between a garden and a maze, this is a treat for those who like their levels with extra cute. Of course there are well designed obstacles along the way, but with secrets around every corner there is plenty to keep Sackboy coming back for more.Another level that shuns hyperrealism for the sake of simply being cute as hell, this is sure to put a smile on your face. The puzzles and platforming are not too challenging, but the difficulty curve is just right and if you are up for some exploring, there's a tonne of secrets hidden far off the beaten track.This is a level that the more time you spend in it the better it gets. I lost count of all the nooks and crannies and secret areas to explore and each one was filled with cute characters and all the charm of the original Gardens level. High replay value and really fun platforming will keep you coming back for more adorable action!
Thank you ever so much! Especially Adi & Clarie, rtm223 and Morgana25 for their excellent work and all of the spotlight team as well. :)
Congruatulations to all the other spotlight-ed members. These levels look awesome! :cool:

Fenderjt
04-19-2010, 07:13 AM
Congratulations to all the creators, the levels look great! Well dont to all the spotlighters too, job well done! :)

Keldur
04-19-2010, 08:52 AM
I already told Killzonequinn when I saw him, but I'm gonna repeat it for the sake of these awesome spotlights: Thanks, spotlight team. You do so much with so little as a reward!

Rhys125
04-19-2010, 12:03 PM
It seems I joined LBPCentral at the right time! There sheer volume of crap that gets to page 1 of the cool pages is much higher than this time last year! I love that these spotlights exist as i don't have to wade through the rubbish! :D

Thanks for putting it together and congratulations to the spotlighted creators! :)

Also, i have a question...

Are levels that are published 2-3 days before the spotlight episode considered, or are they considered for the episode after that?

rtm223
04-19-2010, 12:24 PM
We have a sort of unofficial cut-off time of Wednesday evening, just so that we have enough time to get plays in, any deliberation completed, and comments written up, as all this has to be done around school / work / family / real life and we like to aim to have the whole thing wrapped up by firday night. Levels published after wednesday night will likely be bumped forward 2 weeks, as will levels published around the cut-off time that we didn't get to play, or didn't manage to make a decision on.

Arradi
04-19-2010, 12:45 PM
Hey thanks, adi! ...So, My level has one comment from a spotlight crew member, chances are I won't get it spotlighted but well...

midnight_heist
04-19-2010, 01:10 PM
Played most of these during the past week. :)
Visually, some of the best levels I have ever seen. Creators got some mad skills around here. o_O

lbpholic
04-19-2010, 01:14 PM
Awesome you linked to my awesome trailer lol.

Luos_83
04-19-2010, 05:56 PM
We have a sort of unofficial cut-off time of Wednesday evening, just so that we have enough time to get plays in, any deliberation completed, and comments written up, as all this has to be done around school / work / family / real life and we like to aim to have the whole thing wrapped up by firday night. Levels published after wednesday night will likely be bumped forward 2 weeks, as will levels published around the cut-off time that we didn't get to play, or didn't manage to make a decision on.


OOwww okay,
good to know :)

We should all for funzies publish all levels on wednesday about an hour before the random deadline :p
I can imagine a tread with the title "Spotlighters are overworked, be back in a month*

croissantbuncake
04-19-2010, 10:35 PM
Good Lord!! I had no idea until incinerator messaged me! Thanks so much spotlighters!

... and thank you Chuck! ;)

Just the motivation I needed to continue working on my next project!!

Thanks again guys!!

coyote_blue
04-20-2010, 12:02 AM
OMG NEW DRAGONS OF MYTH TOTALLY MISSED IT GIMME THAT CONTROLLER

and to everyone else, also grats!

Incinerator22
04-20-2010, 12:18 AM
Good Lord!! I had no idea until incinerator messaged me!

lol! Your level is getting more plays and recognition now, too. :D

Thanks again to the spotlight team for not letting gems like these go unnoticed!

Asbestos101
04-23-2010, 09:47 PM
It annoys me that these epic levels aren't on the cool levels page and you have to really dig deep and finding levels this good takes ages ingame if you don't know what to search for :(

Dorine_Marco
04-24-2010, 07:34 PM
It annoys me that these epic levels aren't on the cool levels page and you have to really dig deep and finding levels this good takes ages ingame if you don't know what to search for :(That's why the Communit Spotlights are here!
The cool level page ingame just doesn't work, sadly enough.
Keep checking the community forums for really awesome levels to play.

ConfusedCartman
05-02-2010, 03:55 AM
Locked and archived. :)