When you’re finding DOOM’s demon-decapitation a little hard on the eyes, or just not feeling the DNA-splicings of Bioshock it’s reassuring to know that there’s a shooter out there with (albeit ironically) lighter tones. Quicktequila’s Lovely Planet was a FPS romp chocked with sunny colour schemes, jaunty pace and a cheerful, Japanese art-style that allowed you to get your gun on – even when you’re not in the mood for blood and gore.
Published by tinyBuild Games, Lovely Planet Arcade is Quicktequila’s follow-up to previous FPS hit Lovely Planet, where players get to relive their experience in a colourful, minimalist locale flecked with cute hearts, sun-shiny weather and…ticked-off snowmen?
The adventure is stuffed with combo-crafting, intricate projectile puzzles and skillful combat, in which the game’s geometric enemies must be lined up neatly in order to progress.
“Relive your journey to Lovely Planet in this brand new adventure packed with impossible tests of skill and patience.” reads the official press release. According to tinyBuild, players will get to “craft intricate combos to unfold the complex puzzle of flying projectiles and moving targets into a graceful sequence of well timed shots and jumps. Enjoy shooting baddies, jumping over obstacles and teleporting around bullets while trading with milliseconds.”
Atop the jump-shoot madness of the original FPS, Arcade proffers a hundred plus levels extended across four unique worlds, scattered with evidence and secrets for players to unearth, to solve the mysteries of the Arcade. There’s also a host of unlockable modifiers, if you’re feeling brave, that allow you to play any of the game’s levels in Mirror or Fast Mode.