Critical Gamer writes: Considering its title, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is remarkably placid. Despite boasting a neat art style and some novel weapons, it shuffles from start to finish without picking up much steam, with nagging issues buzzing around like persistent gnats. Sort of like an unwashed, apathetic jogger.
As a little alien in a spaceship, it’s your job to infiltrate an insane planet of twisted shadows, largely constructed of silhouettes and cantankerous tentacles. The full spectrum of the Y and X axes are at your disposal in this side-scrolling action-adventure, allowing you to float around at will. Although the loose controls fit your UFO’s wobbly movements, the more demanding sequences will have you wishing the engineers hadn’t been lazier than that unwashed jogger.