'''''Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet''''' is a {{Metroidvania}}-style game developed by Fuelcell Games. The player assumes the role of an alien {{flying saucer}} exploring an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin insanely twisted shadow planet]] which has encapsulated the alien planet's sun.

The game is available on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} and UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade.

!!''Insanely Twisted Shadow Tropes'':
* AsteroidsMonster
* BlackoutBasement: The Electrical area.
* CueTheSun: [[spoiler:The ending]].
* DeflectorShield
* EldritchAbomination: The Shadow Planet and its spawn.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:The final ship upgrade is a solar energy conduit capable of destroying the entire Shadow Planet. Which it does.]]
* EnemyScan: Anything the player can interact with can be scanned, revealing what item needs to be used on it.
* EternalEngine: The Mechanical and Electrical areas.
* EvilEvolves: The backstory of the Shadow Planet, seen by collecting artifacts.
* EvilIsVisceral: The larger shadow creatures and constructs, particularly the final boss.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The title is a pretty good indicator of the game's setting.
* FlyingSaucer: The player's ship.
** All alien weaponry tropes from the 80s-90s are in full force. Your spacecraft is eventually armed with a blaster, lasers, a tractor beam, deflector shields, a manipulator claw, and missiles. The only odd one is the saw.
* GoForTheEye
* GrapplingHookPistol: The pincher arm and tractor beam both serve this purpose at various points.
* HeWasRightThereAllAlong: The big room with black tentacles and camera zoom out in the Organic region. Probably nothing, right?
* InsectoidAliens
* LoadBearingBoss: [[spoiler:Defeating the final boss destroys the shadow planet.]]
* MalevolentArchitecture: Naturally, given the name of the game.
* {{Metroidvania}}
* PlugNPlayTechnology
* PuzzleBoss
* SwissArmyWeapon
* UnderTheSea: The Ocean area with its incredibly annoying currents, and arguably the hardest to fully map out even with all items. Also, your standard blaster is severely weakened underwater.
* The opening cinematic seems to indicate that the Shadow Planet is something between a PlanetEater and a HordeOfAlienLocusts.