LEGO Hero Factory Brain Attack was actually supposed to see a release in January next year as a result of a partnership between LEGO and Amuzo Games, but it has made its way a few days early (not that we’d be complaining anyway) onto Google Play for free for everyone to enjoy.
The game is pretty much your standard twin-stick top-down shooter; though this time it features characters from LEGO’s Hero Factory line. It makes use of a wave-based level system, where surviving one wave leads to a more difficult wave of “evil army brains”. It has got impressive graphics, and you get to pick a sidekick to help you defend Makuhero City.
LEGO Hero Factory Brain Attack’s features:
- Defend Makuhero City and stop the waves of brains attacking the Hero Factory - Customize your hero with fantastic weapons and armor - Select Furno, Bulk, Breeze or Rocka to fight as your sidekick - Earn game points to upgrade your firepower and defenses
I played through a few of the initial levels and the game feels good. For now, the game is totally free, and there are no in-app purchases so upgrades can only be purchased by sweating it out. In the future though, additional points can be earned by purchasing physical Hero Factory products, and chances are IAPs will make their way too.
The game currently only has one location, but a further three are planned to be released as the year progresses. On their Play Store page, the devs make it clear by stating the game “will be updated throughout 2013 with lots of additional content”. The first update is not too long away – it is slated to come at the end of the coming January.