Lego Goes Mobile
From the smiling rounded faces to the excruciating torture of stepping on a rogue brick everyone knows Legos. You grew up with them, building towers of bright yellow, blue and red or maybe bouncing around in some iteration of Lego Star Wars. Now with LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed, kids and kids at heart can enjoy sweet Lego action on their Android. LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed by GameLoft allows players to gather Lego mini-figures, complete quests and participate in fun if repetitive turn-based Lego battles.
LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed offers a basic but effective storyline. The Lego world has fallen apart, literally. Building sets lay in shambles. The game begins as the Chicken Suit Guy and Hiker mini figures are sifting through piles of bricks. Suddenly Majisto, the wizard appears followed by bandits. A battle ensues and soon Chicken Suit Guy and Hiker find themselves being recruited by the wizard to fight evil and rebuild Piptown.
The game’s shop allows you to buy gear, coins, scrolls, and goodie bags. Goodie bags include random gear, coins and tiles. There is a free daily goodie bag so be sure to snag that each day. You can also spend real money to purchase bundles or gems. A purchase of gems can set you back $1.99 up to $ 99.99 While the game doesn’t beat you over the head with its pay to play features you will have to wait to play whenever you run out of energy unless you’re willing to spend the cash. While slamming into a paywall is as painful as it sounds at least the game offers free energy every few hours.
Mini-Figures on a Mission
You start out with the Hiker mini figure. As you progress in-game, you’ll earn mini-figure tiles. Once you’ve collected enough tiles you can build a new mini figure. Each character has a unique look that matches their abilities. Chicken Suit Guy’s ability, What The Peck, allows him to peck at enemies with his costume beak. Paramedic Poppy’s Pain Killers ability allows her to heal your team. It’s always fun to test out the abilities of a newly unlocked character.
There are three ways to strengthen your mini figures. Level up your mini figures using scrolls. You can also equip gear. When a min-figure has a full set of gear equipped you can gear up. Gearing up destroys a mini-figures current gear but makes the character stronger and allows it to equip better gear. Gather enough tiles of an unlocked mini-figure and you’ll be able to star them up. Staring up a mini-figure is essentially a second, more powerful form of leveling. Staring up adds to a mini-figures max health, attack, defense and awesomeness.
Battle of the Bricks
While the game’s turn-based combat system is fairly generic, Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed manages to keep me mildly interested with its adorable 3D graphics and silly battle abilities. The farther you progress, the more your success will require strategy. Having a healer in your party is key to defeating tough opponents. Thankfully, some of your figures come with a taunt ability to keep the heat off enemies with low health. However, after a few hours, the gameplay becomes repetitive. While I loved testing out my new mini figures, a lack of nuance causes LEGO Legacy’s battles to basically play out in the same way every time.
As you progress in the storyline, you’ll begin to rebuild the town. Each building you put together unlocks a new feature. The guild building unsurprisingly lets you join a guild. Joining a guild allows you to use a guild member’s mini figure in battle three times a day. The arena allows you to pit your mini figures against another player. This is incredibly helpful when facing high level mini figures as it allows you to have six party members instead of the typical five.
Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed offers cute and silly turn-based RPG action. The battle system is repetitive, but the mini figures are adorable and collecting them becomes addicting. Waiting for your energy to replenish is annoying but it doesn’t entirely deter one from playing. Ultimately, Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is well worth your time, download it and see who and what you can build in this charming game.
Is It Hardcore?
Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is a fun turn-based RPG worth the download. Yes, the gameplay becomes repetitive and the paywall is annoying. Still, the graphics are charming, and the mini-figure’s unique abilities are both unique and entertaining. With tons of mini figures to collect, Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed adds a fun twist to the Lego franchise.