Lego DC Super Heroes Chase

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David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Fun, bite-sized superhero race for justice.

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Ease of Play

Simple, responsive controls. The shooting sections at the end of each stage are also pretty forgiving, not requiring pinpoint precision.

Violence & Scariness

In each round, players chase down villains or are chased by heroes. The fighting comes at the end of the round, with players tossing items at opponents and dodging return shots. The Lego style and the humor affect the impact of the violence.

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Consumerism

Free-to-play game based on the hugely popular Lego and DC Comics franchises. While it's essentially an advertisement for the Lego DC Mighty Micros toy line, it doesn't directly promote these products.

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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.

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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?

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