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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Lego DC Super Heroes Chase is an action/racing game available for download on iOS and Android devices. Players step behind the Lego steering wheel as the heroes and villains of DC Comics, such as The Joker, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman. Each race is a short obstacle course that ends in a fight between a hero and a villain. The game's limited violence is presented in a slapstick manner: Fights simply involve tossing items at each other, causing cars to spin around and eventually break down. The game is basically an advertisement for the Lego Mighty Micro line of physical toys but doesn't directly pressure players into buying them.
What's it about?
In LEGO DC SUPER HEROES CHASE, when a crime wave hits the streets, it's up to the heroes of the DC Universe to take the wheel. Join the likes of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman as they chase down bad guys in their Lego Mighty Micro vehicles. Feeling a little mischievous? Turn the tables on the heroes and cause some mayhem as DC villains like the Joker, Doomsday, and Bizzaro. Collect Lego studs by speeding through, dodging past, and flying over any obstacles that get in your way. If you earn enough studs, you can unlock extra goodies like new characters and upgraded weapons. Each time you complete a race, another is ready to go -- because while crime may not pay, it sure loves to drive.
Is it any good?
One of the great things about Lego games has always been that if you see something there, you can likely build it in the real world. That's definitely something Lego's counting on with Lego DC Super Heroes Chase, a simple action/racing game starring the heroes and villains from the pages of DC Comics. Funny thing, though: While it might be meant as a way to promote the Mighty Micros toy line, the game is actually a lot of fun and surprisingly hard to put down.
At first glance, Lego DC Super Heroes Chase seems a bit repetitive. There's only a handful of backgrounds, and each intro/outro is essentially the same scene with minor differences (if any). But every chase is different, thanks to randomly generated tracks. That helps keep players on their toes as they swerve along the road. And each chase feels like it's just the right length, serving up the action in bite-sized (or maybe "Mighty Micro"-sized) chunks to keep it from falling into a rut. Plus, facing off against a villainous or heroic opponent you've been racing by throwing objects at the end of a course is silly fun that feels just right. Best of all, this is a completely free experience without the usual down-the-line purchases/wait times that can otherwise limit gameplay. If you like racing with a comic book twist, you'll really enjoy kicking the tires on Lego DC Super Heroes Chase.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about marketing to kids. How can video games, cartoons, and properties based on kids toys, like Lego DC Mighty Micros, affect younger audiences' shopping habits?
How is the impact of violence affected by the tone/style of games for younger kids? Does a humorous, slapstick approach affect a child's behavior any more or less than more graphic violence?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: October 14, 2017
- Category: Racing Games
- Topics: Cars and Trucks, Superheroes, Adventures
- Size: 204.20 MB
- Publisher: LEGO System A/S
- Version: 1.6.1530
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or higher; Android 4.1 and up
- Last updated: July 14, 2020
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