Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Series Steam Train
Console PC
Episodes 4
Playlist Arin and Ross are little saucers on a mission in Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet.
Run September 12, 2013 - September 15, 2013
Status Quit
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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is the third game played by Arin and Ross on Steam Train.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

  1. Black Goop
  2. The Worst UFOs
  3. Asteroid Management
  4. Space Machines

Game information[edit | edit source]

Development of the game began in 2007 and was first demonstrated in March 2011 at Penny Arcade Expo East. The game is set on an alien planet and includes exploration elements similar to Metroid and Castlevania. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet was released on August 3, 2011. The game features music by Dimmu Borgir during cinematics; the songs "Progenies of the Great Apocalypse" (orchestral version) and "Eradication Instincts Defined" play during the game, while the trailer featured "Blood Hunger Doctrine".

Insanely Twisted Shadow planet received generally favorable reviews for both versions of the game (Xbox 360 and PC (Steam), with game databases Metacritic and MobyGames giving the game aggregate review scores of 76/100.

Websites such as Extra Guy gave the game a rating of "A - Must Play", calling the game "an exploratory shooter that combines the best elements of Solar Jetman and Ecco the Dolphin into an extraterrestrial adventure that forges an identity all its own."

While Game Breakers gave the game a rating of 4.5 out of 5, claiming the game was "like a long forgotten Metroid game" and praising the game's art style, exploration elements, and diversified weapons. Destructoid gave the game a 6 out of 10 score, noting the game as an "attempt to run in multiple directions at once and make very little ground at all" and concluding: "Sadly, great visuals do not make a great game."

Several other websites highlighted the game's excellent visuals, amongst IGN, praised the game's beautiful and well-conceived world, criticizing it for being too short, and gave it an 8 out of 10 rating.

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