Deceptively Cutesy FPS Lovely Planet Arcade Out Now

Lovely Planet’s colorful and deviously difficult shooty antics are back with the release of Lovely Planet Arcade [official site].

This new adventure is a return to the fast-paced action that made the original Lovely Planet both infuriating and immensely addictive. It requires impeccable timing, practice, and skill. You’ll have to leap over obstacles and collect coins, all while dodging the deadly red projectiles lobbed at you by enemies.

This speedrunning challenge is a game about patience, where the puzzle is figuring out how to navigate a level the most efficiently without dying. Your goal is to beat the greenmen in a level as quickly as possible. You get earn three stars for an especially fast run, but that requires near flawless accuracy. This is made doubly difficult because your ability to jump is much more limited than in the original Lovely Planet. It’s a lot easier said than done.

Lovely Planet Arcade boasts over a hundred levels within four new worlds. Once you hit your stride, you can unlock modifiers to take on bigger challenges. Lovely Planet Arcade also features Mirror and Fast Modes if you really want to punish yourself.

You can grab Lovely Planet Arcade on Steam for £4.07/5,09€/$5.09, including the launch discount. It’s on Windows, Mac, and Linux. And don’t forget to check out the neat trailer below.


  1. Ksempac says:

    That trailer is so bad! Unless that game is meant to be played in slow motion constantly, the trailer utterly fails to convey how the game flows, or even how it plays. I fail to see why you would abuse slow motion when trying to sell a speedrun game…

    I had to watch the first game’s trailer to get a better idea of what that second game actually feels like.

    • Tacroy says:

      I think the idea is to show you what the game feels like, not what it looks like.

  2. DMStern says:

    I always thought there was something a little blackface about this game.

    • wonkavision says:

      It’s the first game I’ve seen with green gooks as enemies.

  3. Herzog says:

    I played the first part for half an hour. Then watched a world record speed run on YouTube and never touched it again.