Monday, September 21, 2009

Lego Iggy Pop: Latte, home

A few truths have made themselves apparent in the gaming industry recently:
  1. Bands that were popular decades ago can earn a whole new audience if their songs are used in a music game such as Rock Band or Guitar Hero.
  2. Movie tie-in game releases are usually more appealing if rendered in Lego format, whether or not that movie ever had its own line of real-life Lego. See also: Lego Star Wars, Lego Batman, Lego Indiana Jones.
Later this year we'll see both of those rules put to use in one game, which, as logic would suggest, should be a license to print money. The game is Lego Rock Band. Not only is it a music game, it also looks like Lego. And Iggy Pop is in it too.

The kids are going to go bananas. And those bananas will be banana-shaped cabasas made of yellow Lego. I'm hoping this welcomes some new successful-franchise-remix ideas to the fray. From the creators of Loco Roco and Monopoly: LOCOPOLY ROCOPOLY. Tilt the board to roll your little faux-Japanese-singing character around to the next square. When you pass GO, he multiplies in size two hundredfold. Unfortunately, when you stop on a square that is owned by another player, you have to split up and pay rent for every one of them. Two hundred rooms at the hotel on Mayfair? Yikes.

1 comment:

  1. Locopoly Rocopoly! I LIKE it!!

    I'd also buy Crash Bandi-hungry-hungry-hippo.