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Single player, multi-player
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.
- King's Dragon
- Transport Ship
- Dwarf Glider
- Captain Brickbeard
- King Kahuka
- Lady Pirate
- Monkey (Unbuildable)
- Astro Commander (Unbuildable)
- Robot (Unbuildable)
- Space Police Captain
- Space Police
- Alien Commander
- Alien Queen
- Laser Trooper
- Grav Runner
- Space Criminal
- Space Criminal Leader
- Crater Base
- Well Cap
- Breading Pit
- Creation Pit
The following characters are unlocked by collecting all the minikits in a story:
- The Forestman for Knights.
- The Sheriff for Pirates.
- The Classic Space Astronaut for Astronauts.
- A Ghost for the Skeletons.
- The Conquistador for the Imperials.
- Agent Chase for the aliens.
- Santa is unlocked by playing the game on Christmas day.
- The name Gripley is a pun on Ripley, a character in the Alien series.
- In Germany, 4850307 LEGO Battles was released as 4580306 LEGO Strategie (engl.: "LEGO Strategy")
- Agent Chase was featured in this game as an unlockable hero unit by finding minikits. He is the first LEGO Agents character to appear in an official LEGO video game.
- The Devastator is the only Exo-Force minifigure who appeared in this game as a "Laser Trooper" and driving the "Grav Runner".
- Forestman, Ghost, Sheriff, King Kahuka, Islander, Conquistador, Black Ninja, Red Ninja Master, and the Red Classic Spaceman from the classic era appeared in this game.
- A Blacktron skeleton appeared in a cutscene, but there were not any unlockable Blacktron characters.
- Setting the Nintendo DS date to Christmas Day (December 25th) and starting up the game unlocks Santa Claus.
- A LEGO Space Video Game, called LEGO Space: The Videogame, was advertised on the boxes of 2009 Space Police III sets, as was a LEGO Castle Video Game on the boxes of 2009 Castle sets. The games were merged to make LEGO Battles.
- A skull can be found in each Pirate cut-scene if one looks closely.
- During the last scene of the King's story, there is a reference to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, when the Builder winks at the Queen during the medallion part of the cut scene.