LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes

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Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Well-done (but not perfect) port of console hit.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn how to analyze the strengths of characters to perform the appropriate tasks. Players will constantly find themselves facing obstacles that require unique solutions to overcome. LEGO Batman: DC Superheroes provides a rich playground where kids can observe their environment, see what tools are available to them, and deduce the best way to proceed.

Ease of Play

The controls are explained well, but the implementation of them is not perfect. Whether it's camera angles or a design shortcoming, you'll often fall off ledges you don't mean to.


There's plenty of violence in the game -- as you're fighting the majority of the time -- but it's all cartoon/comic book-level. It's hard to be concerned when the punching, kicking, batarangs and whatnot are coming from Lego figurines. There are, however, some characters that use guns. 


The game has strong ties to both the LEGO toy brand and the DC comic universe. Players can also unlock characters via in-app purchase, if they are impatient. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes is a port of the popular console game to the mobile world. While there is plenty of onscreen violence, it's of the cartoonish nature and never depicted as realistic. While the console version promoted cooperation, this is a single person game. That also means players have to solve the puzzles on their own. The game has some commercial aspects, due to its tie-in with the LEGO and DC Comic universes. In-app purchases are also an option, but the game warns players about these up front. Players can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

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What's it about?

After the Joker and Lex Luthor team up to destroy all the LEGO brick buildings of Gotham City, Batman and Robin must enlist the aid of the Justice League (including Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Flash) for help. The game offers players two control schemes: One lets them tap the screen to move, using a second hand tap to jump. Attacking an enemy is as simple as touching him, while batarangs must be aimed. There's also an option to use analog sticks and buttons. This gives a higher level of control, but makes the game much harder.

Is it any good?

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes was a hit on consoles due to a couple factors -- the ability to save anywhere and the addition of voice acting. The voice acting is still there, but the ability to save is gone, which is frustrating. Still, this is a very good game that shouldn't be overlooked. 

The LEGO series is charming, funny, and more addictive than it should be -- and this game was one of the best. The early version is a bit buggy, with several reports of crashes (though we didn't experience any in our testing), but the core fun of the original is still here. It's not as good as what Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii players got, but it's a good compromise, especially at the price. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Encourage kids to use real LEGO blocks to create imaginative situations and structures.

  • Give kids the tools needed to create their own comic books with characters they create. This can be as simple as a pencil and paper, or check out our recommended comic-creation tools.

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For kids who love superheroes and LEGOs

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