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Lego Dimensions Midway Arcade Level Pack

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Expansion is a retro trip in game history through Lego lens.

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This expansion pack captures the nostalgic feeling of walking into an arcade with a week's allowance in quarters and spending it all, one coin at a time, on the classics that laid the foundation for today's video game blockbusters. With the Lego Dimensions Midway Arcade Level Pack, kids can experience that feeling themselves, and parents can relive those days long past. As with other level packs available for Lego Dimensions, this pack unlocks new story content to play, with the player trying to seek out and defeat evil versions of old-school game characters. And while it's fun to run around in Lego-ized versions of the dungeons from Gauntlet or to hit the streets in a Lego version of the Spy Hunter Interceptor, the truth is that this pack is surprisingly light on story content. The level pack only offers a couple of hours of new gameplay at most. That's not to say what's there isn't fun but simply that it's over before you know it.

Thankfully, what Midway Arcade lacks in original content, it more than makes up for in replay value. Over the course of the story, players will unlock a handful of arcade cabinets, each with fully playable versions of the classic Midway arcade titles they represent. That only scratches the surface, though. After unlocking the content, players will find pieces to other cabinets throughout the Lego Dimensions worlds, eventually unlocking more than 20 games, including Toobin', Rampage, Robotron 2084, and Paperboy. All of these games use the original programming, too, making them perfect ports of the original arcade versions. It's this retro revisit that will keep gamers, both young and old, coming back to this Lego level pack. And with all the quarters you'll save, it's definitely one addition to your Lego Dimensions collection that's well worth the price.

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