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LEGO Island is a Lego-based action-adventure computer game developed by Mindscape. Released for Microsoft Windows on October 2, 1997, the game is the first in the Lego Island series (and the very first Lego software title), followed by Lego Island 2 The Brickster's Revenge, Island Xtreme Stunts, and Lego Island Xtreme Stunts Lego sets.
Lego Island is a non-linear game with a first person perspective. The game features a series of missions including pizza delivery, jet ski racing, and putting the Brickster back in jail. It also features a variety of playable characters that each have unique abilities that can help the player throughout the game. The map of Lego Island is based loosely upon Liberty City.
There is no necessary objective to Lego Island. The player can choose to roam around customizing the island or do missions. The primary mission is getting a call from a criminal named the Brickster and thinking it's a police officer, a pizza must be delivered to the jail using the character Pepper, which will in turn let the Brickster out of jail. The only way for him to get out, however, is if the player is not only controlling Pepper, but also have built the helicopter (he escapes in it). After the Brickster escapes, Pepper must go around the Island and do certain missions to get him back in before he disassembles the entire island. After this the player can still roam around the Island.
It is possible to customize the game. When playing as Pepper, players can change plants and change hats. Pepper can also change Mrs. Post's house. When playing as Nick, players can change colors of things. When playing as Laura, players can change walking animations, or "moods." Laura also can change the way plants and houses that can't be entered react. Players can also build various vehicles and customize colors and textures.
- Pepper Roni is the son of Mama and Papa Brickolini and may be considered the main character. He is a child who fantasizes of heroism. He is a playable character. While playing as him, a narrative game can be triggered in which the Brickster escapes, destroys the helicopter, and begins deconstructing the island. Pepper has to reassemble the helicopter and assist Nick and Laura in catching the Brickster before he destroys the entire island.
- Papa Brickolini is an aging Italian chef who runs the Pizzeria. He can sometimes be slightly forgetful. He is a playable character.
- Mama Brickolini is a piano player, Papa's wife. She immigrated to LEGO Island with nothing but the clothes on her back and her grand piano. Like Papa, she is of Italian descent. She is quite motherly. Her two favorite things in life are "hot pizza and cool music." She is a playable character.
- Nick Brick is a police detective and a playable character. His behavior and actions mimic those of a detective in film noir. He has a very monotonous voice and calm demeanor.
- Laura Brick (Nick's sister) is a somewhat gung-ho cop who "is all about people - people and respect." She is very down-to-earth and active. She is a playable character. She speaks with a Minnesota accent.
- The Infomaniac is a rather eccentric old man who lives in the Information Center. He guides the player around the island and provides help whenever needed.
- The Brickster is a criminal who for the most part remains incarcerated in the jail. If Pepper delivers a pizza to him after building the helicopter, the Brickster is able to escape by melting the lock on his cell with the fumes from the extremely spicy pizza. He then proceeds to wreak havoc until the player is able to recapture him.
- Nubby Stevens is the owner of the gas station, who appears to be a highly philosophical man who, according to Laura, "won't stop talking about the mysteries of life."
- Enter and Return are a pair of dimwitted hospital workers who assist the player in the hospital minigame.
- Mr. Super is the unseen mascot from the Superstore who speaks in a Boston accent. He appears in a long-winded advertisement for the Superstore's wide selection of hats.
- Pollywanna is a cynical recurring character, a bird who appears in a wide variety of odd places to complain about whatever situation he is in.
- Captain Click is a skeleton who, in the game, appears to be a disembodied voice who appears mysteriously in two locations on the island, talking with a pirate-like accent. Clicking on a certain cupboard in the sky deck of the information center causes the voice to demand that the player "find the key", apparently on the opposite side of the island. It also appears when one clicks on a door in the cave, but says nothing of substance.
- Bill Ding is the man who assists you in building the various vehicles in the game. He dons a wide variety of hats that cause him to adopt various personalities pertaining to whatever location he is in.
Lego Island takes place on a relatively small remote island consisting of roads and Lego buildings. Lego Island is based loosely upon Liberty City. Most of these buildings are based on real Lego sets in circulation at the time of release for the game. The game is highly surreal and somewhat psychedelic; obstacles on the racecourses, various scripted events, and the behavior of the characters is often rather bizarre and quirky.
The island includes several key locations:
- The Information Center is the largest building in the game, with three floors and several rooms to explore. The first floor contains the game's metadata - the player's completion and ranking in the various competitions as the various characters. The player can change characters, jump to a few key locations, and exit the game. There is also an elevator. The second floor plays a humorous animation clip wherein a swimming LEGO man who encounters a shark flees. The third floor is a sky deck where the player can view the vistas of the island and change the time of day. The bicycle is parked outside.
- The Police Station houses the area where the helicopter can be built. The helicopter can be used at any time after building; upon completion, delivering a pizza to the jail (as Pepper) triggers the escape of the Brickster and the subsequent narrative. The motorcycle is parked outside.
- The Jail is a small rock across a bridge from the main island where the Brickster is held. The helicopter is accessible here once built.
- Lifeguard Post is a small hut on the beach. The jetski can be built within, after which the jetski can be accessed at any time. While on the jetski, ramming a certain buoy a small ways off the ocean triggers the jetski race event.
- The Pizzeria is "the only place to eat on the island". Papa and Mama Brickolini are both here; Papa is working in the kitchen while Mama plays her piano. Pizza delivery missions take place here. They can be launched while on or off the skateboard; when the mission starts the player is automatically placed on the skateboard. The skateboard is also parked just outside. A jukebox next to the pizzeria allows the player to listen to any of the music played on the in-game radios.
- The Superstore is closed for remodeling.
- The Gas Station is a gas station and repair shop in the center of the island. Nubby and his assistant Nancy work here. The buggy can be built here, after which it is accessible at any time.
- The Hospital is where Enter and Return work. The ambulance minigame can be accessed here; the ambulance cannot be ridden except within the context of the minigame.
- The Racetrack is a drag-racing course that is mostly inside of the mountain. The racecar can be built here; however, it can only be used within the context of the racing minigame, which is also accessible here.
- The Cave is a secluded cavern with a chest and a mysterious door.
- The Park is a residential area with houses and a walking area.
|Lego Island 2|
|Platform(s)||PC, PlayStation,Game Boy Color,Game Boy Advance|
|Release date(s)||PlayStation, PC, and GBC: March 30, 2001Game Boy Advance: October 2, 2001|
Lego Island 2Edit
Lego Island 2 The Brickster's Revenge is an action-adventure computer game. It is the sequel to Lego Island, and was followed by LEGO Island Xtreme Stunts. It continues the adventures of pizza-delivering skateboarder Pepper Roni, who once again needs to save the island and the entire Lego universe from the Brickster.
Like Lego Island, there are 'missions' to do, but in this sequel, they should be completed in a linear fashion. The only playable character in this game is Pepper Roni, unlike the previous game, in which multiple characters were available.
After the events of the previous game and Brickster's recapture, Pepper Roni is promised for a new house, on condition that he delivers pizzas around the island. Having delivered enough pizzas to earn his new house, Pepper is told to deliver a pizza to the jail cell at the Police Station. The Brickster uses chilies saved from previous pizzas to form a fiery, hot pizza breath that melts the jail doors to escape, stealing a police helicopter and flying to the Information Center. He steals the Constructopedia, the book containing the blueprints for all buildings on the island, and then scatters its pages through space and time. All of the buildings on Lego Island are deconstructed. Having summoned the 'Brickster-Bots' of Ogel, the Brickster leaves for Ogel Island (an asteroid floating in space that is inhabitated by aliens and Brickster Bots where the Brickster then resides). Pepper then has to hunt down and destroy the Brickster-Bots by throwing pizzas at them. He then begins to locate a few of the pages. With each page returned, a building is re-constructed.
After helping the Infomaniac on Brickster-Bots in the Information Centre, Pepper then ventures through a portal which takes him to Castle Island (it takes him back to medieval times), where the Brickster has deconstructed the bridge; while diving to connect its two halves, he finds the missing brick pieces and is given page by the citizens which the Brickster dropped. He then engages in a joust to get the Bulls' flag back which was to get a page up the Bulls' castle flag hoist, in which is used as a substitute flag. Before getting the page, he has to engage in a cannon battle against one of the Bulls; Cedric the Bull.
Pepper returns home, collects more pages, then after deputised to be authorised in using the police chopper, flies through another portal to Adventure Island, where he meets Johnny Thunder and his colleagues, Miss Pippin Read and Dr. Kilroy (Johnny Thunder is a Indiana Jones like reference character). With them he defends gems from snakes, recover a page from the Mummies' tomb before being chased by a giant boulder (a Raiders of the Lost Ark reference), race to the oasis in a speedster where he catches a giant fish that swallows a page, and fly in a biplane to the jungle area and rescue some dinosaurs, again getting another page, all from the villain named Sam Sinister, but since his real name was not told in this game, Pepper called him "Mr. Hates". He ventures home on a Pterodactyl arranged by Dr. Kilroy for his trip back.
Pepper again returns to Lego Island, however, Papa & Mama are taken away by the Brickster where they will apparently become his personal chefs on Ogel Island. Pepper then collects the final pages and gets a radio that destroys the new Brickster-Bots, as pizzas don't harm them anymore. After taking out several bots, the Informaniac directs him to go to the space port. All the pages are now supposedly returned.
Pepper then makes his way to the space port, and, after both centrifuge & parachute training, takes a rocket to Ogel Island. Since the Brickster stole the landing gear on the spaceship, Pepper is forced to parachute down to the surface, the training being paid off. On the asteroid, he makes pizzas to send the citizens to sleep, while getting Mama & Papa out of their predicament. He then confronts the Brickster in his Lego palace. In the end the Brickster is left trapped in his palace cage and Lego Island is safe again.
In the final scene, Pepper, Mama and Papa fly home. When they return, Pepper gets a girlfriend (who jumps on him and madly kisses him). Soon there is a dance party where everyone is present, later which Brickster-Bots jump out of some crates holding them. However with the music they start dancing, too.
The game has a variety of Lego characters. Many of the characters from the original game, characters like the Infomaniac, Laura, Nick, Papa, Mama, Nubby, and many more familiar faces return. Additional characters are added, people like Darren (one of the producers of the game), soccer players, DJ, Technician Bob, etc. The Brickster Bots were popular enough to be in Lego Soccer Mania in 2002, some of the soccer players even come to the new game.
There are also non-player characters in the game that are based on the Lego minifigures for popular collections of Lego in 2001: people like Johnny Thunder, Cedric the Bull, and Mr. Hates (Sam Sinister or Baron von Barron).
|Island Xtreme Stunts|
|Platform(s)||PC, PlayStation 2,Game Boy Advance|
|Media/distribution||CD, DVD, cartridge|
Island Xtreme StuntsEdit
Island Xtreme Stunts is an action-adventure computer game, and the sequel to Lego Island 2: The Brickster's Revenge, making it the third game in the Lego Island series, despite dropping the original "Lego Island" title and logo from the name.
Pepper Roni, presumably older than his previous incarnations (age 15), has been cast as the lead stuntman in an action movie being filmed on Lego Island (appropriately titled "Xtreme Stunts"). After performing a motorbike jump through a large poster as a publicity stunt, he is then taken to the first scene where he performs a high-speed freeway car chase after the Brickster, who has been ironically cast as the main villain of the film. Upon completion, Pepper is given free roam of Lego Island, allowing him to explore and complete side missions as he continues the film in other locations throughout the island. As the player makes more progress in missions, it becomes more and more apparent that the Brickster has plans of his own, and later he kidnaps the Infomaniac and reveals his tower that his Brickster-Bots have built. Pepper naturally comes to the rescue and once again outwits and imprisons the Brickster, allowing the film to be completed and released on schedule (which the player is able to view upon completion of the game). In the end Pepper has access to all areas of the island, allowing him to redo scenes of the movie and different tasks.
The game also gives a bit more canon (e.g. explaining why the Legondos broke up).
Main article: List of Lego Island charactersThe majority of the original Lego Island and Lego Island 2 cast return. Pepper Roni remains the star of the game, while his step-parents Mama and Papa Brickolini continue their career running a pizzaria. The Infomaniac's role has been reduced from the player's guide to a simple cameo. Others retain their roles, such as Ed Mail the postman, Nick and Laura Brick the police officers, Mrs. Post the grocer, and others. The studio director is introduced, serving as a guide for the player through the stunts and giving him various objectives throughout the game itself.
Unlike Lego Island and Lego Island 2, Pepper does not speak any dialogue in the game aside from grunts and one-word exclamations, making him a silent protagonist. When doing stunt work, however, he can give comments that are more than one word.
Lego Island Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Island
Lego Island 2 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Island_2_The_Brickster's_Revenge
Island Xtreme Stunts Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Xtreme_Stunts
Brick Wiki: http://brickwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page
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