LEGO Dimensions is a glorious mashup of entertainment properties, from cartoons to comic books to movies. The final free-roaming Adventure World for the game is an equally glorious mashup of classic arcade games.
This past Tuesday saw the release of the next-to-last wave of LEGO Dimensions toys. We got Fun Packs (one character, one accessory) for the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, Superman and Aquaman. Stay-Puft comes with a hellhound that’s probably the most fun I’ve had building an accessory for the game, while Superman and Aquaman are packed with a flying vehicle and a submarine respectively, which seems like a couple of weird choices.
Neat figures, but the release of the Midway Arcade Level Pack (one character, two accessories and a game level) is a real milestone. It’s the last scheduled playable level for the game, and it unlocks the final free-roaming Adventure World in the game’s AW hub.
As you can see in the video above, the Adventure World is a shining monument to classic arcade games. There’s an explorable Gauntlet Maze, a 720 skate park, a Joust Cave, Robotron playfield and so much more. There are also 22 perfectly-emulated arcade classics to unlock, generally by using the Midway Arcade Level Pack’s Defender Arcade cabinet in the arcade docks scattered throughout the various in-game worlds.
So not only does the Midway Arcade Level Pack give players fresh content to explore, it gives them new reasons to revisit older content as well. It’s a rather amazing note to end on.
There’s still another wave of figures coming in May, including Ninjago’s Lloyd, Batman foe Bane and Slimer from Ghostbusters, but those are afterthoughts. As of last week LEGO Dimensions’ first big journey is at an end. I can’t wait to see how Warner Bros. follows up.