LEGO Dimensions: Gremlins Team Pack (Wii U) Review

By Drew Hurley 28.03.2017

Review for LEGO Dimensions: Gremlins Team Pack on Wii U

There are so many amazing movies from the '80s, and all would make equally amazing LEGO, both as physical sets or pieces and as parts of the superb LEGO Dimensions game. It was originally quite unlikely to see these franchises get licenced to be part of the LEGO universe, but in the last few years they've really been branching out, allowing iconic movies like Gremlins to get the LEGO treatment, but could this iconic horror movie for kids be a good fit for the Dimensions formula? Cubed3 finds out.

First off, it's important to note this is a Team Pack, not a Level Pack. As such, there is no story level here - just the Adventure World and the new characters to use - with this world being a mishmash combination of Kingston Falls from the original film, and a section of Manhattan including the Clamp Enterprises headquarters.

Christmas has always been closely linked with Gremlins, and it is in abundance in the Adventure World, with all sorts of decorations, trees, and snowfall all around. It perfectly captures the nature of the films, and is filled with characters from both of them, giving out the usual Dimensions missions themed around parts of the movies. The problem with this pack, though, is that most of the missions and quests have nothing to identify them as part of the Gremlins story, other than the character giving the quest.

Screenshot for LEGO Dimensions: Gremlins Team Pack on Wii U

This is often the case with Dimensions packs to some extent, but the majority of the content really could be from any other movie, with just a Christmas town the only distinguishing feature. It's a shame, as the source would have worked fantastically as a story mode to play through. Being a Team Pack, there are four physical models here instead of the three within a Level Pack, and these include two vehicles, a rideable giant Polaroid camera, and an RC Car, both made from generic bricks with no unique pieces, and two custom exclusive mini-figures based on Gizmo and Spike.

In game, Gizmo has his signature bow to explode blocks, and even grapple or swing, while Spike can cut vines (Thankfully! There are too few with this ability), dig, and use acrobatic sections. You have to wonder, however, who LEGO is targeting with its releases. With so many dedicated to '80s franchises and old school games, it's pretty clear they know who their audience is, and it's not just kids. Luckily, that trend is going to continue, too. With the upcoming wave 8 including The Goonies and wave 9 including Beetlejuice, there's plenty more '80s greatness still to come!

Screenshot for LEGO Dimensions: Gremlins Team Pack on Wii U

Cubed3 Rating

5/10
Rated 5 out of 10

Average

This pack is a real mixed bag. The lack of story stages are a big negative and while the adventure world is fun, it's got little to make it stand out against the others out there. Even the physical LEGO pieces are hit and miss, with Spike and Gizmo being some of the very best to come to Dimensions, but the RC Car and Polaroid are disappointing and rather pointless additions. Best to grab this one on sale, or only if a die-hard Gremlins fan.

Developer

Warner Bros

Publisher

Warner Bros

Genre

Adventure

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  5/10

Reader Score

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