Sony has been hyping the LittleBigPrius level since LittleBigPlanet 2 came out but it wasn’t until last night that you were finally able to play it. If you couldn’t tell by the title, LittleBigPrius is a Toyota Prius inspired level that is part of a community contest that Sony and Toyota have put together. What I really like about it is that for the most part, the Toyota name is really no where to be seen. Instead, Toyota let their Prius do all the talking.
LittleBigPrius is really two levels in one. You get the familiar side scrolling level that is pretty simplistic here and doesn’t really offer much of a challenge but it is a beautifully designed level that is very nature oriented which is what the Prius is all about. It’s very “Green” and has that eco-friendly feel to it.
The second part of the game is a top down driving game where you get to control the Prius and drive around a little town in search of orbs to collect. This in my opinion is the more fun of the two levels and almost has a Pac-Man like feel to it as your Prius gobbles up orbs. Driving the Prius is very simple and this level is fairly large so you’ll actually be able to pick up some good speed on it. Again, the level is very “Green” and fits the whole image of the Prius quite well.
Now the whole point of this is really so that you can get all the collectibles and use them to build your own Prius themed levels in hopes of winning the grand prize, a Sony 46″ 3D Bravaria TV. It’s actually a very creative contest and one that builds on the strengths of LittleBigPlanet 2. It’s also a great way to get the community together as it’s ultimately the community that chooses the winner. Check out LittleBigPrius now in the community section for free. If anything, just play it to grab some cool objects you can use to build custom levels with.