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LEGO The Lord of the Rings invades iOS

by Han Cilliers (Lola)  Posted Wednesday, November 20, 2013 1:51:50 PM

 

The Lord of the Rings is one of the greatest stories ever told. I wonder what Tolkien's reaction would be if he saw his book in video game format. LEGO The Lord of the Rings has been so successful on multiple platforms, that Warner Bros decided to release it on iOS devices as well.

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Developed by TT Games, LEGO The Lord of the Rings for iOS gives players the opportunity to play on-the-go as their favorite Fellowship members in LEGO form, like Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, and more, as they embark on a perilous journey to Mount Doom to destroy The One Ring and return peace to the land.

Players can unlock over 90 characters by exploring Middle-earth wonders, solving timeless riddles, and engaging in epic battles with fearsome creatures.

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LEGO The Lord of the Rings now available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch here. The game complements the LEGO The Lord of the Rings toy line, which includes seven construction sets, such as The Battle of Helms Deep and The Mines of Moria.

According to the iOS review by Matt Clark from Mac|Life, "LEGO The Lord of the Rings' transition to iOS is impeccably smooth, even if you'll miss out on some of the more exciting moments from the Mac version. Guiding Frodo Baggins and his crew of heroes on the path to Mordor works amazingly well on the smaller screen of an iPad or iPhone — and when the ring is finally cast into the fire, you'll still want to return to the fold to grab all of the elusive collectibles in Free Play mode.Spanning all of the major events in the film trilogy, LEGO The Lord of the Rings takes a pleasantly somber tone in comparison to other LEGO games. The subject matter is given a great deal of respect, albeit with occasional sight gags like Gimli scratching his backside, or swords replaced with bright yellow bananas. The new touch controls are terribly awkward — such as using two fingers to jump — but the option for on-screen virtual controls works surprisingly well."

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