The Planet of the Vicious Creatures Channels Retro Platformers

The 2D platformer is one of the most popular genres of gaming. Over the years we’ve seen refinement to the concept, but some still yearn for the old days.

The Planet of Vicious Creatures takes inspiration from an interesting place. Rather than looking toward NES, its focus is on older computer games. For example, those who enjoyed 3D Realms’ platformer output may feel at home with this game.

Keeping with a retro aesthetic, The Planet of Vicious Creatures is also highly challenging. Make one wrong move and you’ll be killed instantly. Take a look at the trailer for a glimpse at this new, retro-themed title and then consider upvoting via Steam Greenlight.

  • Jorge Giner

    Hi, I am the author of the game. Thank you Marcus for noticing the game! You are right, the game comes more from older computer games. The gameplay comes directly from a Spanish game called Abu Simbel Profanation. In fact I never had a console when I was a child, only my Amstrad CPC computer. “The planet of the vicious creatures” uses exclusively the 27 colors that computer was capable of. Thanks!