LittleBigPlanet Vita's Best User Creations

A few months after the release of LittleBigPlanet Vita, we check out some of its best user-created levels and minigames.

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Tapping the left shoulder button in this ingenious platformer switches the camera between 2D and 3D views of the action. Red objects are interactive in the foreground from one perspective but are relegated to the background from the other, which makes for some neat puzzles.

Real Big Planet

This all-too brief level puts LBP Vita's invisible crafting material to great use, transforming everyday items in photos into solid objects that you can jump between. There's very little that's challenging between the start and finish lines, but details like an interactive radio and working AR cards make this one a joy to play.

[JPN] Wooden Crown

There aren't many LBP levels that cram this much craftsmanship and creativity into such a small space. Built almost entirely from wood, Wooden Crown is an intricate art piece that you get to run around and solve puzzles in. Nigh impossible to finish without feeling like you missed something, expect to play it more than once.

The Blank Zone

Color has been stolen from the world and it's down to you to restore it in this great-looking level. The front touch-screen gets a lot of use in some tricky spots early on, but make it past that occasionally awkward stuff and the latter part of the level feels like an entirely different game.

They Came From My Nightmares

This horror-themed level seems harmless enough at first blush; there's nothing especially scary about a picture falling from a wall, after all. It squeezes some surprisingly effective scares into the short time that it takes to play, though, and has good sound design to boot.

Honey Village (platformer)

This delightful platformer wouldn't look at all out of place as a level in the LBP Vita campaign. Not only is the presentation top notch, but the gameplay is varied and makes smart, sparing use of the touch-screen.

Minecraft Adventure

There are a lot of user levels loosely based on popular games, but unlike many of them, this one is rather good. It incorporates gameplay elements that fans of Minecraft will appreciate and, when it ends, definitely leaves you wanting more.

Tower Of Whoop
for Vita

You might remember Tower of Whoop as a great, fast-paced level from Da Vinci's Hideout in LittleBigPlanet 2. It's a race to the top of a tower using grappling hooks and bounce pads that's too fun to only play once. This remake is great.

The level that plays itself (1P)

Does exactly what you think it does. Get in position, let go of the controls, and watch as you're thrown through the air, collect points bubbles aplenty, and wind up back at the start with the option of doing it all again.

Digital Ninja Survivor[Demo Ver.]

Creating an LBP Vita game in which you play as a ninja sprite armed with shurikens and a sword is no mean feat, especially when that game is fun to play. If you enjoy this brief demo, be sure to check out the "Skanda Heaven" levels from the same creator.

Found (or created) a great LittleBigPlanet Vita level that you think should be included in this feature? Let us know in the comments below and, if we like it, we'll include it in an update.

Arcade

Clutch

If you enjoy using LBP Vita's grappling hook you have to play this minigame. Swing from peg to peg scoring points anytime you latch onto one that's blue, and be sure to steer clear of the homing missiles that are introduced as your three-minute game progresses.

Feeding Squid

This simple touch-screen minigame tasks you with keeping a cephalopod's hunger at bay by dragging food into its mouth. The healthier the food, the more hunger is satiated and, as detailed in the game's rules, you should avoid feeding it gasoline and used syringes.

Cat game'fever2(JPN)

Possibly the most baffling few minutes you will ever spend with your Vita. Use a giant cat head to knock small, noisy cats falling from the sky into different buckets. Proof that there's a fine line between genius and insanity?

Frogger

This recreation of Frogger looks and plays a lot like the original and, as a result, can only be played using the d-pad. You only get to successfully navigate the road and river five times before the game ends, but replaying for high scores is a lot of fun.

Cows on a Biplane

Superb execution of a simple idea. Circular cows fall from the sky and land on the wings of your biplane. Tilt your Vita to roll them off before their weight sends you plummeting back to earth.

Galactic Shootout (v1.9)

Nothing complicated about this retro shooter. Orient your Vita vertically and shoot at the aliens as your craft flies through space. A significant update is purportedly coming soon, so not a bad one to bookmark.

Inertia

This nicely presented multilevel minigame has little in common with most of the other user creations. Use the touch-screen to guide a bouncing ball past obstacles on several different courses.

Found (or created) a great LittleBigPlanet Vita level that you think should be included in this feature? Let us know in the comments below and, if we like it, we'll include it in an update.

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