App of the Week: LEGO Jurassic World

LEGO Jurassic World

This week’s app that reaches into the imagination of an eight year old, pulls out what it finds (namely LEGO and dinosaurs), and makes a game out of it. That right, this week we are featuring TT Games’, LEGO Jurassic World.

Developer TT Games have long had a template for their LEGO games, but in no way has that muted their charm. The formula encourages exploration and puzzle solving, perfect for the Jurassic franchise. Add to this some light hearted slapstick humor, and you have a game that is perfect for the whole family.

The adventure takes place over 20 levels, five for each of the movies (including the new Jurassic World). These can be visited in any order from the hub world and visit all of the major scenes from these beloved films. This includes lots of chase sequences, including the iconic T-Rex attack form the original Jurassic Park.

To successfully navigate the blocky world you can use any of the hundred plus unlockable characters on offer. Each has their own combination of skills to help you make your way past various obstacles and puzzles. These include the botanically-inclined Dr. Ellie Sattler, who can grow a variety of plants, and Jon Hammond the park owner, who can access any door.

As in previous titles, making your way through each level you can find plenty of LEGO studs to collect in order to unlock the full cast of heroes. LEGO Jurassic World, however, also adds chunks of DNA to find. These unlock dinosaurs for you to control. You can then visit your digital dinosaur zoo, take them apart, and rebuild them as your very own monstrous lizards.

Add some multiplayer, and you have a game that will keep both kids and adults entertained for weeks.

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