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© Warner Bros. Xbox favourite Lego Dimensions has just been expanded once again with the release of a brand new Midway Arcade Level Pack along with DC Comics Superman, Aquaman and Ghostbusters Stay Puft Fun Packs. The great thing about these new additions is that they add yet another facet to this highly innovative game series, while at the same time having buildable characters. What’s more, rebuildable 3-in-1 vehicles and gadgets that offer extra gameplay options provide even more entertainment value.

© Warner Bros. No limits

Perhaps one of the most appealing aspects of the Lego Dimensions series is the way that players can enjoy a dynamic mash-up multiverse. Once you’ve built the characters, which are assembled in time honoured Lego brick tradition, and you’ve written the toy tag to the special Lego Dimensions base, you’re free to jump in and out of anywhere in this multi-faceted Xbox experience.

© Warner Bros. Nostalgia trip

While the ingenious nature of Lego Dimensions is bang-up-to-date, anyone interested in retro games will also love the Midway Arcade Level Pack in particular. This comes with a buildable Gamer Kid minifigure and G-6155 Spy Hunter vehicle, along with a natty Arcade Machine model. All three are fully playable in the game and, as part of the package, you get to unlock an amazing retro world of more than 20 classic arcade games.

© Warner Bros. Classic games

This amazing Midway Arcade exclusive level packs a raft of classic content, including Seven Twenty, Badlands, Blasteroids, Championship Sprint, Defender, Defender II, Gauntlet, Gauntlet II, KLAX, Joust, Joust 2, Marble Madness, Paperboy, Rampage, Road Blasters, Robron, Spyhunter, SuperSprint, Timber, Toobin, Cyberball, Vindicators and Xybots.

© Warner Bros. Endless action

Of course, Lego Dimensions might be partly aimed at children but there is plenty in this latest wave of packs to entice the more mature gamer. Players can activate Gamer Kid’s Stealth, Laser, Speed, Invulnerability, and Super Strength abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. When things get dangerous, players can boost their gameplay with the G-6155 Spy Hunter which can be rebuilt into The Interdiver and Aerial Spyhunter, or the Arcade Machine which rebuilds into the 8-Bit Shooter and The Pixilator Pod for upgraded in-game abilities. Gamer Kid also unlocks the Midway Arcade Adventure World to provide players with additional open-world gameplay.

© Warner Bros. Extra options

Elsewhere, the DC Comics Superman Fun Pack includes a buildable Superman minifigure and Hover Pod. Players can bring the Man of Steel to life in the game and activate his Flying, Dive, Invulnerability, Laser Deflector, Freeze Breath, X-Ray Vision, and Super Strength abilities to solve puzzles and overpower enemies. The Hover Pod will boost gameplay, and can be rebuilt into a Krypton Striker and Super Stealth Pod for upgraded in-game abilities.

© Warner Bros. Water world

The DC Comics Aquaman Fun Pack features a buildable Aquaman minifigure and Aqua Watercraft. Players can dive into gameplay as the King of the Seven Seas and activate his special Dive, Growth, Atlantis and Hazard Cleaner abilities to solve puzzles and take down rivals. The Aqua Watercraft comes in handy for swift getaways, and can be rebuilt into a Seven Seas Speeder and Trident of Fire for upgraded powers in the game.

© Warner Bros. Ghost time

Meanwhile, the Ghostbusters Stay Puft Fun Pack comes with the first-ever buildable Stay Puft minifigure and Terror Dog. Players can become everyone’s favourite marshmallow man and activate his Hazard Protection, Big Transform and Super Strength abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. The Terror Dog can be called in as back-up and rebuilt as the Terror Dog Destroyer and Soaring Terror Dog for upgraded powers in the game. The pack also allows access to the Ghostbusters Adventure World where gamers can play as any one of the four Ghostbusters characters. Lego Dimensions is available for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and other popular platforms.

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