Welcome everyone to Episode 82 of the Community Spotlight. As ever, we have a great selection of levels for you to play and as ever, they will be featured in our ingame hub published by the cookie-loving Hubbie.
We just wanted to let you all know that we’ve made a change to our policy as regards the Spotlight Hub. After giving it a lot of thought, we’ve come to the conclusion that the role of the hub should be to try and to give greater exposure to those levels featured in the Spotlight which need the plays – which really need a “spotlight”. As a result, from now on any level which has an MM Pick or which already has a very high play count will still be eligible to be included in the Spotlight thread but won’t get a slot in the hub. That way the plays which the hub gets will be spread amongst those levels with fewer plays to start with. We hope you all agree this is a change for the better. You may also have noticed that even within the hub we’ve left the central area for the levels with lower play counts and put the levels with a higher play count (usually 2,000 plus) off to the left a little. We would really appreciate your feedback on these changes and on any other aspects of the Spotlight.
Finally, we are delighted to see that some of the Japanese members here and their fellow creators have put together a Spotlight hub for Japanese levels. We think this is a great idea and are pleased to say that there will be a link to their first hub in our hub (if that makes sense, lol! I need a cookie...)
Where can you test the latest technology from Fusion Corp.? The Goo Refinery of course! Harness the power of the Goo Gun as you platform your way on walls, ceilings, across gaps, and other obstacles. Music by <a href='/u/0165_Vivaldi-NL' title='0165_Vivaldi-NL'>@0165_Vivaldi-NL</a>
I don't think I'd want to visit a Goo Refinery in real life, unless of course it was designed by Shookie. This level is a true work of art. As I've come to expect from Shookie, the overall design and theme are amazing. Lots of gree goo oozing from pipes and down walls and plenty of small details to help tie it altogether. The gameplay is where it shines though. Leave it to Shookie to come up with a new idea on this cool new gameplay element that is the Attracto technology. Platform you're way through this marvelous goo filled level collecting combo after marvelous combo of those wonderful score bubbles, just be careful where you step, as pretty as the goo is, it is kind of corrosive.
It’s a great invention, the Goo Gun. One carefully aimed shot of Attracto-goo and for a brief 5 seconds you’re possessed of Spiderman-like abilities to walk on walls and ceilings, after which you’re returned unceremoniously to the ground...or more likely onto some strategically placed spikes! Shookie makes brilliant use of his goo mechanic, ringing the changes over a variety of obstacles and ramping up the difficulty nicely. You’ll have a blast chasing down those bubble combos and hidden test tubes of glowing green. Add some cool music and a grimy factory setting and you have a fun platformer packed with goo, inventiveness and yet more goo!
Fight your friends in an epic battle between two burgers! Shoot down the ketchup and mustard to lead your burger to victory! **Now with SinglePlayer vs AI!**
I couldn't stop smiling and giggling while playing this highly unusual level. This has got to be the most unique versus level that I've had the pleasure to play. First, you choose which burger will be your champion. That's right, burger. As in Hamburger. Then you must control your burger's attacks by shooting the corresponding condiment, mustard or ketchup. Hitting the correct spice will propel your burger forward for an attack. I love all the details in this arena. The burgers themselves with their furrowed brows and big weightlifter arms, the dinner plate just waiting to catch the loser and all the ketchup and mustard splatters from previous burger bouts no doubt. Give this level a try see if it don't make you crack a smile.
This level gives a whole new meaning to the words “food fight”! You’ll have a riot getting your burger to go head to head with your opponent’s burger and the ketchup and mustard will be flying everywhere. Great design and a hilarious concept make this level stand out from the crowd. So if you’re hungry for a fight or just like playing with your food, you’ll love this epic battle of the burgers. To quote a fellow spotlighter’s verdict on this level: “Go ketchup! Err, I mean, “cool game””!
The tale in the Hundred Acre Wood. 100エーカーの森にあるプーさんの家とはちみつのある木が舞台です。special thanks by yu-kamone, tigger by hanakama, honey pod by keyqu, music by baile-flamenco, an English translation by kylee1220 and eustoma
One of my favorite storybook characters is brought to "life" in this incredible level by Snakeowl. Almost all the characters make an appearance in this well crafted platformer and the characters themselves are exquisitely designed. The level itself houses great gameplay, deploying unique contraptions and obstacles that are both visually appealing and fun to play on. So go on, let the kid in you come out and take a nice visit to the Hundred Acre Wood.
With its wonderfully designed characters and fun gameplay this level really captures the charm of the Winnie the Pooh stories. It’ll bring back lots of fond memories as you meet first Pooh and then each of the other main characters from the stories, with poor old Eyeore typically getting the short straw as only as his bottom is featured - but of course no one would dream of swinging on his tail *cough* The gameplay is fun and varied and features plenty of bouncing (Tigger would be pleased), sticky honey and balloon rides. It’s a sweet level with bags of visual appeal and great gameplay and as if that’s not enough, it’s a real nostalgia trip to boot.
Begin your journey into the unkown, maybe even to a desert perhaps, a hidden oasis, or both? Run, jump and grab your way through the forgotten and lost in time, and remember the joy you felt that few others have ever experienced before. Thanks to Arexion for the music and to all those who helped me along the way. (1 player recommended). Enjoy!
My initial response upon entering this lush environment was, "What the..?" You'll immediately be greeted by drool inducing visuals that are rich in detail and vibrant in color. There is a healthy variety in the gameplay mechanics with fast paced bubble collecting platforming and just casual run and jump, swing and bounce playtime. This is a beautiful and fun level that is sure to please.
I entered this level expecting to see a rusting scrapyard and was amazed and delighted to find instead an oasis of luxuriant greenery and colourful flowers set amid undulating sand dunes. Reds, greens and yellows glow at you from all sides and are reflected in shimmering waterfalls. It’s a gorgeous setting for some fast paced gameplay which has you hurtling past the jaw dropping scenery at speed as you hoover up the carefully placed bubbles and bounce and grab your way up the waterfall. The music by Arexion only adds to the great atmosphere. A true jewel in the desert that you’ll love to explore.
Wild Willy's lost his pig! Adventure through this awesomesauce land in search of him, watch out for the guy in the loo though!!
I always loved the Canyon Theme in Little Big Planet 1. The Background, the red rock, the music, everything. Playing this level brought back wonderful memories of those levels. Fuzzbreeks has done a great job constructing an all around fun level. The characters are humorous, the visuals are terrific and the gameplay is a blast. An excellent platforming adventure well worth your time.
Classic platforming and creativity at it's greatest. FuzzBreeks has created a wonderfully cheeky world filled with great canyon themed visuals, and fun gameplay. Even if you don't like platformers, this is one level you shouldn't miss.
Again approaching a crisis in the Honey World. Let`s save the Honey World in cooperation with the bees! (1~4player) -------------平和が戻ったハニーワールドに再び危機が！蜜蜂たちと協力してハニーワールドを救いましょう！ ---今回のハニーワールドはストーリー性を強くしてみました。ハニーシリーズの集大成です。どうかお楽しみくだ さい＾＾！
Bees are fascinating little creatures. The way they work, the way they produce honey, they way they'll protect the queen, the way they can kill me with their tiny stingers because of my allergy. They really are quite remarkable. This level is quite remarkable as well! You really get the sense that you have traveled deep within the bee kingdom. Rich golden honey drips and clings to everything in sight, making for some "sticky" platforming. Ha Ha! couldn't resist. The gameplay is amazing though and too many times to mention you will be saying, "Wow!" Go play it, you'll see.
Yu-kamone has created something both beautiful and fun to play with Honey World Story (Platformer). There's been plenty of beehive levels in LBP but this one feels fresh with the use of attract-o-gel. And you've probably guessed it, the place is flooded with honey which creates plenty of opportunities to scale the walls and make your way through this sticky and sometimes dangerous place. But it's not all as sweet as honey, there's one big, bad bee at the end and it won't let you go without a fight.
Yu-kamone has created a sweet feast of a level almost as full of great platforming ideas and good gameplay as it is dripping with sticky honey and that’s saying something. Suffused with a lovely golden light and with honey oozing from every crevice, the hive is beautiful but danger lurks at its heart and it’s your task to seek it out. Some wonderful insects come to your aid: bees give you a helpful lift across a chasm, a spider lays down bouncy webs to protect from spikes but it’s still down to you to defeat the fearsome Wasp King. An awesome level which is a sweet treat from beginning to end.
Welcome to the House of Roses! Travel and search through the manor and try to uncover all thats hidden. There are 15 secrets, 3 extras and 3 optional races (after obtaining a sticker) and bonuses for them all for you score and secret hunters! Happy Gadding! [Easy/Medium Difficulty] 1-2 players. More players might make it more difficult. *Big thanks to my bro Psyntens for help with roof design and to Leklack for the mower design*
This level just reeks....of Awesome! I don't see how he does it. L1ghtmare. How he comes up with imaginative and unique gameplay with every new level published. The simple beauty of this level is, that once you start peeling back the layers, you'll find that it's really not as simple as it looks. The gameplay can be challenging, but always fun as there is a healthy variety of play style involved. Click the link, queue the level and see if you can discover all the secrets in The House of the Roses.
L1ghtmare strikes again with another level that can make your eyes drool. The mansion hidden away in the garden is full of wonderful, inventive gameplay, and hosts 3 different secret difficulty levels to make your
mandatory second, third, or even fourth playthrough extremely rewarding and fun. If you haven't already, set your Pod controls for La Casa de las Rosas, and give your platforming sweet-tooth another treat.
Well, the other reviewers have said it all really. I have nothing to add other than that I simply loved exploring this happy, sunlit world with its dancing butterflies, beautiful roses and majestic trees. I loved the way L1ghtmare wove the gameplay in and out of the layers, winding backwards and forwards through the gracefully aging buildings with their mellow red brickwork and wooden roofs and I loved...pulling apart every brick and plank of wood in search of those elusive “impossible” secrets! Great visuals, great gameplay and super-addictive fun all round, what more could you ask for.
(1P ONLY DUE TO LAG AND LVL LINK) Welcome back to Uprooted! You awake trapped and abandoned and are forced to find your way through a magestic forest, however, watch your step as this journey is filled with various challenges and unique platforming. Special thanks to Mastablastya who created the wondeful music that set the scene of the levels.
The moment the opening cinematics begin, you know you're in for something special. As you start playing and traveling through this rich atmosphere, you find that it's truly easy to get lost in the majesty of your surroundings. The gameplay is amazing as well with plenty of cool contraptions to occupy you. And the details! Wow, the details in here were amazing! Go play this level and be blown away yourself.
Indulge yourself in top-of-the line visuals, and great platforming in this jaw dropping level By Stryder12. Waking up in a cage. and being struck by lightning doesn't sound like too much fun, but I assure you, the platforming accompanying the amazing visuals is not to be taken lightly. Stryder manages to keep the level's difficulty spot on within the adverage younger age group, but while also keeping it a challenge for the older players. Great work Stryder, I cannot wait for what you have in store for us next.
With this level Stryder12 takes you to another world, one rich in beauty and atmosphere. You travel through lush forests dappled with sunlight and full of strange and wonderful contraptions. Watch your step, though, for there are traps and challenges for the unwary traveller. The mysteries deepen the further you journey into this extraordinary land. Gorgeous visuals, inventive gameplay and some great music make this an adventure you won’t want to miss!
More an idea than a real level. It's really short and does not feature a lot of gameplay, but I loved the concept so much I couldn't leave this one on my moon. I hope you'll enjoy it though :) I'm using the awesome 1 player logic from ninjamicwz so thanks a lot to him for sharing it!
Double Dang Slurm! Dang son, how'd you do this!? Spectacular level! Holy Crap! Buh, Buh, Buh, Buh. These are just some of the incoherent things I was saying when I saw this extraordinary level. This gameplay is completely and utterly unique in LBP and Slurm pulls it off brilliantly. To be able to give the impression that your sackboy is walking on shadows and interacting with that environment is simply amazing. Go play this level whilst I go get something to wipe up all this drool.
Holy crap, the "Concept" Slurm has created has you clinging to your shadow like its your new best friend as you jump, swing, pull, and avoid the various shadows of the level IN FRONT OF YOU, to progress in the background. This jaw-dropping concept apparently isn't even a level though, according to Slurm. To that I say NAY! What are you waiting for, Slurm!? We need more shadowy goodness!
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!
- [LBP2] Water. Water. So..very..thirsty. Trapped on desert planet with no escape in site, explore your surroundings and uncover a beautiful level rich in atmosphere and a story that will have you begging for more. Set your coordinates for..The Sun Planet Chapter One ( 1 PLAYER ONLY ) by Unexpecter.
- [LBP2] Just keep on rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ – and jumping! - in this super fun and brilliantly designed marble game. Play solo or grab some friends and have a blast stringing combos together in Super ball deluxe by SnakeOwl.
- [LBP2] Q: What do Bono, a Care bear and a unicorn with wind have in common? A: They all feature in LEAPIN' LEPRECHAUNS! by EnochRoot. - simply the craziest, most random and hilarious St Patrick’s Day shenanigans you’ll ever have the luck to play!
- [LBP2] A lush detailed great looking world with some challenging platform sections.The Stars Shine Brightly For You by Draden6436.
- [LBP2] Fling aside that curtain and jump into the awesomeness of this level packed with neat platforming ideas and vibrant and colourful stickers. 1: Opening the Curtains of Awesomeness by BrosefJenkins.
- [LBP2] You gotta be a moron... you gotta be a moron to wanna be a fighter. Rocky Balboa 1976. Luckily, you don't have to be a moron to enjoy this great throwback boxing game. The animations are smooth and the action can be intense and in no time flat, you'll be yelling, "Yo, Adrian, Adrian! We did it!"PIXEL BOXING by Lex_Steel.
- [LBP2] Can you pilot your biplane to safety through skies crowded with hazards? Dodge and dive like a true flying ace in this brilliantly designed survival challenge with a sound track to die for (literally)!"Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd (1P Survival) by Nick930930.
- [LBP2] Up for a bit of spelunking? Ready to solve some platforming puzzles? Want to see a great level with lots of details and cool contraptions? Well then look no further than The Cave Platformer by shookyworld. A great level that will have you going back and forth solving puzzles and navigating dangerous obstacles.
- [LBP2] “Arrgghh!”, “ouch!” and “nooooo!” will be some of the politer thoughts going through your head as you play this level packed with traps and super-sneaky hidden hazards. Can you take the heat without snapping? Creative Caverns by comero-iroc.
- [LBP2] Mini gaming and platforming combined in The Haunted Circus by GG-76-.
- [LBP2] A treat for lovers of fast-paced platformers, this level is brilliantly designed and makes great use of hamster tubes. Watch your step, though, as whole sections of the level are liable to move and re-align themselves under your feet! Simply a joy to play Factory of Yesterday by bikerider12.
- [LBP2] Roll on in and conker the level Ball buster by R0T_IN.
- [LBP2] A DIY platformer that has you you use your skills to re-build as you play The Lost Move Level by Nick930930.
- [LBP2] A tricky and dangerous test world and you are TheBetaTest: Subject X [1P only] by flyingeagle666.
- [LBP2] Zombies and Pinball... goes together like chocolate and peanut butter Call of Duty Zombies: Pinball V4.3 by DrkRatchet105.
- [LBP2] Great danger and visuals galore in this moody platformer, launch into SpaceStation unknown (extended) by muleRR.
- [LBP2] A sketchy tower defence game, sharp as a pencil Doodle war (Tower defence) [v 2.0] by Yoghurtmannen2k.
A Bubbly End. by Valmassoi
A great level that ends a great series. "A Bubbly End" features Val's signature massive bubble chains and combos, as well as the complementary marvelous scenery and gameplay typical, in a good way, to nearly all of Valmassoi's levels. "A Bubbly End" ends the series with a bang, and may just be the best of the four. Please do yourself a favor and give val's latest level a play as soon as possible. "
Val does so much work for the Spotlight that it's often hard to remember that this is a creator who can also create some of the most frantic levels in lbp psp. However then a level like this comes out and we all stop, take a deep breath and prepare for the bubbley onslaught of hundreds of plays to get a remotely average score. Val doesn't dissapoint with yet another crazy, well decorated level that'll have you replaying over this easter period.
It's been a slow couple of years on the PSP side. But every now and then, a simply outstanding level will released. Sackboy7789's Nostalgia: Deceit is crafted beautifully in every aspect: aesthetically, gameplay-wise, story-wise; I could go on and on. I literally smiled multiple times and in the end, felt honored to play it.
I could tell you to play this for the story; it's certainly well thought out and engaging, but I'm not going to. I could rave about the beautiful visuals that appear at every turn, but that's not my style. Perhaps you expect to here about how much I love the gameplay because of its fun-factor and replayability, but that wouldn't do this justice either. Instead I'm going to focus on the way all of these aspects are not just fantastic but all interact in a way that the psp hasn't seen for a while, and leave the rest up to surprise you when you play this gem.
With the cold, dreary palette and the well made gameplay, the wilderness is my favourite area in LBP1. Nys perfectly remakes this chilly atmosphere and wraps it up in a sugar coated bubble-driven level. Go grab your fuzzy jacket and download this instant classic!
Russian Rockets is actually the opposite of how it sounds. It's neither uninviting or chilly, although the excellent visuals certainly portray this. Neither is it yammering in a different language, contrary it speaks to me on so many levels. Oh and what's not to love about a level that gives Val a run for his money with bubble combos?
Played everything in the PSP Spotlight and still looking for more?
This level stood out from the crowd for a variety of reasons, so be sure to check it out!
- Pulparindo15's Space celebration features well-made visuals and characters, giving the RPG alien level a simple yet artistic feel.