One of the best ever games in LEGO series is making a triumphant, multiformat return.
One of our favourite exclusive games on the old Nintendo Wii U was LEGO City Undercover and it has just made a triumphant comeback. Not only is it on Nintendo’s new Switch console, but also on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Unlike the other LEGO games, this is set in an open-world city based on the actual LEGO toys. So it has an all original storyline and all new characters.
You play police officer Chase McCain who is trying to stop a recently escaped bad dude take over the city. You are free to roam around the town looking for collectables, completing quests, climbing buildings and jumping in vehicles – it’s all really good fun. There is plenty of variation in the city, too, and the storyline – told through great cutscenes – is hilarious. The characters are just so cool! So is driving through the city smashing into things and watching them break down. The gameplay switches between the open-world activities, and story-based levels that feel more like the other LEGO games. This includes special bricks that you can use to do epic super builds.
If having LEGO City Undercover back with spiffy new visuals wasn’t good enough, there is one big inclusion that really helps this game become a must-own. The developer has added in co-op, which was a feature sorely missing from the game when it first came out. Now a friend can join in the fun!
Lego City Undercover is out now.
Since its release in 1983, Bomberman has been a familiar party-battle game for many years. Now, Bomberman is coming back as “SUPER BOMBERMAN R” to Nintendo Switch.
We love old-school action sidescrollers, so you can imagine how excited we were about this game. It has you brawling your way through simple levels, but as the famous characters from the various Cartoon Network shows. Gumball, Steven Universe, Mordecai and Rigby, Clarence, Jake and Finn, and Uncle Grandpa are all available and ready to kick butt.
As you might expect, the action follows a silly story that sends these characters jumping through dimensions between each show’s locations. It begins when Uncle Grandpa tears a hole in the universe by pressing the wrong button in his campervan. In order to fix the problems that result, the characters of Cartoon Network must join forces to take down the various villains.
The best way to play is with four friends in co-op. The controls are quite simple, but there is a lot of action unfolding on screen, so you will need to stay alert to succeed. Each of the characters has their own unique styles, but they can also combine their powers for extra special moves in the middle of battle. It really is quite nuts having all these different characters teaming up together in the same game.
With 24 levels to bash through, it isn’t the longest game ever, even with the boss battles. However there are special modifiers you can turn on in the Bonkers mode that add new elements and rules to the gameplay. This gives you new challenges on maps you have already finished, giving you a good enough reason to play again.
There is a pretty old-school feel to this game, as it never takes itself too seriously or tries to reinvent the genre. But if you’re looking for a couch co-op experience to play with your friends and you love the Cartoon Network, it’s definitely worth a look.
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.