LEGO THE INCREDIBLES
A super fit for a super team
Finally, the Lego crossover game that we’ve all been waiting for – the fashion-forward super family that is The Incredibles are getting their own brick-based counterparts. It feels like the perfect Lego set-up with each character having different super powers to keep the action varied, while also having that normal family aspect to provide plenty of opportunities for jokes.
The game itself will start by following the events of the first movie that originally came out in 2004, as well as the events of the sequel which is due out just before the game goes on sale. That means you’ll get to see everyone club together to face off against Syndrome’s gadgets and super robot. The second half seems to have a more human focus as Elastigirl is called back into hero service while Mr Incredible is left trying to manage his super-powered kids – easier said than done when it involves looking after a baby who can’t control any of his powers yet; a hyperactive, hyperfast young son; and a moody, psychic teenage daughter.
While very little about the gameplay has been revealed so far, it’s safe to expect plenty of puzzle-solving escapades using various character powers such as stretching over gaps to make bridges using Elastigirl, breaking really tough things with Mr Incredible, and moving things with your mind as Violet. Though there’s one scene from the films that we’d love to see recreated in a game – where Violet uses her psychic energy to create a hamster ball-like force field for her younger brother Dash to run in and bowl people over with. We can already picture a Super Monkey
Ball- style rolling level – here’s hoping that comes true.
Super suits you
As well as the main family icemanipulator, Frozone will also play a part, and you can expect an appearance from the best designer in the business, the tiny but fearless Edna Mode. With her huge personality and strict rules about capes she’s sure to have some of the best lines in the game. It’s also interesting to see the game come out so close to the movie, meaning the developers will already know everything there is to know about Incredibles 2 long before anyone else has seen it, in order to make the game. It must be a strange position to be in having to stay so quiet about something so huge for so long.
With the Lego games always being great examples of family games you can play together, we’ve got high hopes for this one delivering that same level of quality with plenty of action, building and hearty laughs along the way.
“It’s interesting to see the game come out so close to the movie”
Below One of Syndrome’s deadly robots that’s designed to take out heroes.