Developer: Media Molecule
Review by: Bill Jones
Sony has teamed with Marvel to offer more developer-created platforming content for LittleBigPlanet in the form of the “Marvel Level Kit.” The kit hit the PlayStation Store the same day as the first of several planned Marvel Costume Packs, the first one comprising Iron Man, Thing, Daredevil, Doctor Octopus and Mystique. And while Sackboy versions of Iron Man and Doctor Octopus are absolutely adorable, it’s the level pack that deserves the real attention. Media Molecule gives Marvel the full treatment, with four brand-new levels created by the developer, along with an extra background, three music files, 24 create objects and 156 stickers for players to use on their own levels. But with four awesome levels that pit up to four heroes against the maniacal plans of Magneto, it’s the developer stuff that should attract the most attention.
Pros: Four new developer levels. Marvel comics meets LittleBigPlanet. Plenty of new creation stuff. Cool costumes. Awesome car chase concept.
Cons: Levels are less involved than previous efforts. No major game-changers like the water in the Pirates of the Caribbean pack.
For more info, http://us.playstation.com
Pads & Panels received a voucher for the “Marvel Level Kit” and “Marvel Costume Pack” from the publisher for use with coverage.