Freedom Planet is a combat-based 2D platformer and the first full-scale game from independent developer GalaxyTrail.
The planet, Avalice, has long known a tenuous peace thanks to the Kingdom Stone, an orb of unknown origin that outputs enough free energy to power every device in the world, seemingly without limit. The Kingdom Stone is beginning to weaken, however, and the planet's three ruling Kingdoms are poised to engage in an all-out war over control of this most precious resource. Add that to a "coup d'etat" within one of these Kingdoms, instigated by an invading alien army, and Avalice's future is looking grim.
Enter three unlikely heroines: the Dragon, Sash Lilac, who unwittingly gets involved when she witnesses a strange airship crash-land and grows concerned for the well being of its pilot; the Wildcat, Carol Tea, whose dedication to her best friend leads her to undertake whatever challenges fate throws her way; and the Orphaned Puppy, Milla Basset, whose quest for nothing more than mere companionship inadvertently brings her directly into the line of fire.
Together, this Trio of Heroines must somehow ingratiate themselves to each of the Three Kingdoms, stop an all-out alien invasion and learn the secret nature of the Kingdom Stone before its power wanes... and before a world war breaks out around them.
- These controls are as defined in-game unless noted. On the Windows/MacOS/Linux versions, they can be mapped to the keyboard or a controller as the player wishes.
|↑ / ↓ / ← / →||Move|
|Z / × (PS4)||Jump|
|↵ Enter / Options (PS4)||Pause/Resume|
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The player can choose between two Game Modes in the Main Game:
- Adventure Mode: Offers the full experience with fully voiced Cutscenes. Initially only playable as Lilac or Carol, with Version 1.20.6 adding Milla to the playable roster after the Player clears Relic Maze for the first time as either of the two.
- Classic Mode: Nearly identical to Adventure Mode, but removes most of the Cutscenes for a more streamlined and (as the name implies) classic gameplay experience.
Clearing a Save File in either Game Mode lets Players select from all Stages.
The Player also has Optional Game Modes that include:
- Time Attack: Each of the Playable Characters can go through all of the unlocked Stage again for the fasted time.
- Shang Mu Academy: Each Playable Characters can go through a series of Target Smashing Stages for the fasted time.
- Mahjong: A small Mini-Game that can be unlocked by collecting all 10 Star Cards in any of the Stages.
The Academy and Mahjong are accessed through the Time Attack menu.
- Enemies do half damage.
- High health regeneration.
- Enemies do normal damage.
- Low health regeneration.
- Enemies do normal damage.
- No health regeneration.
- Enemies do double damage.
- No health regeneration.
- Recovery time is removed.
- Shields only absorb 1 attack instead of 2.
- 300 instead of 200 crystal shards are required for an extra life.
- Many bosses' attack patterns are faster and less predictable.
- e.g. Lord Brevon's attack pattern, unmodified from its original form (pre-patch).
|Sash Lilac: the Dragon Girl
The Main Protagonist; A spunky Water Dragon Girl
|Carol Tea: the Wildcat
The Deuteragonist; A Tomboy Wildcat and Lilac's Best Friend
|Milla Basset: the Hound
The Tritagonist; An Orphan Hound Puppy with Alchemy Powers
An Alien and Commander of the Spectrum Chasers
A Member of the Red Scarves, Brother of Dail and Rival to Lilac & Carol
A Frost Knight and the Magister's Advisor
The burly Panda General of Shang Tu's Army
A wise Earth Dragon and the Heriditary Ruler of Shang Tu
A mischievous Red Panda and the Mayor of Shang Mu
A Royal Guard in Shang Tu's Royal Palace
A Robotic AI from Ancient Times
The Main Antagonist; An Inergalactic Warlord from Outer Space
A Snake with Robotic Arms and Brevon's Top General
The brainwashed Crown Prince of Shuigang and Brother of Spade
Brevon's Robotic AI Assistant and Defense Drone
|King of Shuigang
The Former Ruler of Shuigang and Father of Dail & Spade
A Warrior with no Allegiance
A Scientist and Dragon From Ancient Times
An Inanimate Tree Stump and Milla's Playmate
Warriors who serve and protect the Three Kingdoms of Avalice
Freedom Planet has a total of 14 Stages, with each one (minus Final Dreadnought) having a 1st and 2nd Act and ending with a Boss Fight. The type of Stages and the order they're played in are determined by the Playable Characters, whom each can only play on 12 of the Stages.
|Image||Name||Stage Number||Playable As|
|Aqua Tunnel||1st Overall Stage||Milla Basset|
|Dragon Valley||2nd Overall Stage||Sash Lilac|
|Relic Maze||3rd Overall Stage||Sash Lilac|
|Fortune Night||4th Overall Stage||Sash Lilac|
|Sky Battalion||5th Overall Stage||Sash Lilac|
|Jade Creek||6th Overall Stage||Sash Lilac|
|Trap Hideout||7th Overall Stage||Carol Tea|
|Thermal Base||8th Overall Stage||Sash Lilac|
|Pangu Lagoon||9th Overall Stage||Sash Lilac|
|Battle Glacier||10th Overall Stage||Sash Lilac|
|= = = = = = =||Final Dreadnought||Final 4-Stage Set||= = = = = = =|
|Round 1||11th Overall Stage||Sash Lilac|
|Round 2||12th Overall Stage||Sash Lilac|
|Round 3||13th Overall Stage||Sash Lilac|
|Round 4||14th Overall / Final Stage||Sash Lilac|
These are Extra Stages that are Playable in Freedom Planet after meeting certain conditions.
|Image||Name||Accessible From||Playable As|
|Bonus Stage||Adventure Mode
|Schmup Stage||Adventure Mode
|Shang Mu Academy||Time Attack Mode||Sash Lilac|
|Mahjong||Time Attack Mode||Sash Lilac|
Freedom Planet received "generally favorable" reviews on Metacritic getting a metascore of 83/100 on PC, 82/100 on Nintendo Switch, and 84/100 on Wii U. While whatoplay.com gives an aggregate score (playscore) of 8.68 on PC, 7.85 on Nintendo Switch, and 8.25 on Wii U.
- ↑ Milla Adventure! 1.20.6 Update Notes
- ↑ Metascore for Freedom Planet on PCMetacritic, Retrieved July 6, 2020
- ↑ Metascore for Freedom Planet on Nintendo SwitchMetacritic, Retrieved July 6, 2020
- ↑ Metascore for Freedom Planet on Wii UMetacritic, Retrieved July 6, 2020
- ↑ Playscore for Freedom Planet on PCwhatoplay.com, Retrieved July 6, 2020
- ↑ Playscore for Freedom Planet on Nintendo Switchwhatoplay.com, Retrieved July 6, 2020
- ↑ Playscore for Freedom Planet on Wii Uwhatoplay.com, Retrieved July 6, 2020