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LEGO Battles is a LEGO Video Game for the Nintendo DS released on June 9, 2009 in North America, and June 26 in the PAL region. It is a real-time strategy game, featuring six unique factions: Knights, Skeletons, Pirates, Imperial Soldiers, Astronauts and Aliens.
- 1 LEGO.com Description
- 2 Factions
- 2.1 King
- 2.2 Pirate
- 2.3 Earth
- 2.4 Wizard
- 2.5 Imperial
- 2.6 Alien
- 2.7 Hidden Heroes
- 2.8 Cameo Characters
- 3 Development
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Notes
- 6 References
- 7 See also
- Captain Brickbeard
- Lady Pirate
- King Kahuka
- Monkey (unbuildable)
- Shark (unbuildable)
- Barracuda (based on 6274 Caribbean Clipper and 6243 Brickbeard's Bounty)
- Brickbeard's Bounty (based on 6243 Brickbeard's Bounty)
- Transport Ship (based on 6274 Caribbean Clipper and 6243 Brickbeard's Bounty)
- Tiki Golem
- Claw Tank
- Starfighter (based on 7647 MX-41 Switch Fighter and 7699 MT-101 Armoured Drilling Unit)
- Starship 1
- Transport Ship
- Space Police Cruiser
- Troll King (using Orc Scout's minifigure)
- Governor Broadside (using Governor Tierney's minifigure)
- Camilla (using Admiral's Daughter's minifigure)
- Ninja Master
- Battleship (based on 6274 Caribbean Clipper and 6243 Brickbeard's Bounty)
- Flagship (based on 6274 Caribbean Clipper)
- Transport Ship (based on 6274 Caribbean Clipper)
- Ninja Flying Ship
- Alien Commander
- Alien Queen
- Laser Trooper
- Grav Runner
- Space Criminal Leader
- Space Criminal
The following characters are unlocked by collecting all the minikits in a story:
- Forestman for King.
- Sheriff for Pirate.
- Classic Space for Earth.
- Ghost for Wizard.
- Conquistador for Imperial.
- Agent Chase for Alien.
- Santa is unlocked by playing the game on Christmas Day.
The following characters only appear as cameos in cutscenes or concept arts and do not appear as playable units in gameplay.
- Highlander in King Act 3.
- Black Jack Hawkins in Pirates Act 1.
- George in Pirates Act 1.
- Pirate Skeleton in Pirates Act 1.
- Commander Cold in Earth Act 1 and Earth Act 3.
- Blacktron Skeleton in Earth Act 1.
- White Ninja in Imperial Act 2.
- Mermaid in an concept art.
Boxes for Space Police and Castle sets released in 2009 advertised "LEGO Space: The Videogame" and "LEGO Castle: The Videogame", respectively, while Racers set boxes advertised LEGO Racers: The Video Game. None of these games were advertised further, and remained a mystery for some time. While LEGO Racers: The Video Game was canceled, the Space and Castle games (as well as an unadvertised Pirates game) were merged into LEGO Battles:
|This is a description taken from the CEO/Creative Director of Hellbent Games. Please do not modify it.|
Originally LEGO Battles was developed as three separate games: LEGO Space, LEGO Castle and LEGO Pirates. These titles were to be sold as individual DS games but allow you to connect any of the games together in multiplayer. You could trade units with your friends from the other two carts and win units by competing in multiplayer games against the other carts. Ultimately WB determined they wanted one bigger game instead of the separate games so we merged them into LEGO Battles. We lost a little bit merging into the single game as we used to have some microgames that allowed you to win a chance a units at the end of each game but ultimately I think LEGO Battles is a much bigger and stronger game.
The game's sequel, LEGO Battles: Ninjago, started development as LEGO Battles 2, before soon shifting to being primarily Ninjago themed. As in the final game, this early concept for LEGO Battles 2 featured an isometric camera angle.
- This is the first non-licensed themed original LEGO video game to be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
- In Germany, 4850307 LEGO Battles was released as 4580306 LEGO Strategie (which translates "LEGO Strategy")
- LEGO Battles marks the Agents character, Agent Chase, first appearance in an official LEGO video game.
- The Alien army is supplemented with Exo-Force elements, with the Builder, Laser Trooper, and Grav Runner being derived from 8112 Battle Arachnoid.
- A skull can be found in each Pirate cutscene if one looks closely.
- The King Final cutscene is a reference of the award ceremony from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, likely referencing TT Games' previous work on LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy.