Written by: Jon Scarr
This year is going to be better than ever! Not only do you get a chance to take part and play in the best LEGO video games at your local movie theatre, but you also get chances at winning some great prizes. Challenging your friends in Battle Arenas has never been better with three awesome LEGO games for the 2018 season. Learn more about The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game Battle Arenas.
Added to the mix this year in addition to LEGO Dimensions is both LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 and The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game. Today we are going to look at The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game, specifically the four player competitive Battle Arenas mode.
Quite possibly one of the most interesting modes in the LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is the inclusion of a 4-player competitive mode called Battle Arenas. This split-screen local gameplay mode allows you and up to three other friends, or computer controlled opponents, to battle it out for supremacy. There are three modes contained in Battle Arenas: Samurai Showdown, Mystic Bounty, and Ultimate Ultimate Weapon.
Samurai Showdown is similar to capture the flag. You defeat other players to take their flag. The more flags you carry, the more points you will score. Be careful though, the more flags you have, the slower you will move. You will have to watch your back, otherwise your opponents will steal your precious flags.
In Mystic Bounty, you must collect the various differently coloured powerful artifacts. These are scattered around the arena. Your goal is to collected as many artifacts as you can. The more artifacts you carry; the more points you will earn. However, if you are attacked you will drop all the artifacts you have collected. That means you will have to start all over again collecting!
Finally, there is Ultimate Ultimate Weapon mode. In this mode, you have to hunt down the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon, which just happens to be the most power weapon since the Ultimate Weapon. The longer you have the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon; the more points you will get. Keep it away from your opponents as long as you can to rack up the points.
As you can see, each mode offers a different style of play that keeps gameplay diverse and interesting.
In addition to the three different gameplay modes, The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game features three different maps you can play on. Every map includes power ups and traps that players can use to their advantage.
The first map is Ninjago City, where you can flex your muscles in the hustle and bustle of Ninjago City. This map is set at night, and the bright lights of the city really shine. The second, The Uncrossable Jungle, takes you away from the city to do battle among the lush landscape of the Uncrossable Jungle.
The third and final maps is called The Unclimable Mountain. This map is treacherous, snow capped mountain where the Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon resides. You’ll have to watch your step as you brawl atop the Unclimable Mountain.
Make sure to drop in Saturday February 17, 2018 for a free-to-play kick-off event at select theatres all across Canada. It’s a family-friendly program that everyone can enjoy. This is a 100% free event, and not only will you and your family get the chance to play in friendly competitive modes but you will also have the chance to win some excellent prizes. You can find a list of participating theatres and register your child(ren) for the free-to-play event here.
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