Hey you guys! The Goonie’s level pack for LEGO Dimensions is now available it’s a whole ton of fun. And yes it’s better than Goonies 2 for the NES.
The LEGO Dimensions universe keeps getting weirder and weirder and last night I found myself playing as Chunk and Sloth in six brand new levels inspired by one of the best films of all time, The Goonies. I might be biased because of my love for the Goonies but this is one of the best packs in the long line of various LEGO Dimensions packs. From the LEGO models to the actual gameplay, this is a must-have for both collectors and fans of the movie.
The story pack has six different levels that have you taking control of Sloth, Chunk and the rest of the cast as they explore caves, an old lighthouse, uncover a lost map, avoid dangerous tracks and of course, discover lots of hidden treasure. This is one of the most polished looking Dimension packs and the whole game oozes beauty. I went back and played some of the older level packs and they don’t have the same visual appeal as this new pack. It looks really damn good.
The physical LEGO pieces included with the game include a Sloth figurine complete with Superman t-shirt, One-Eyed Willie’s pirate ship and a skeleton on a candle lit display. It’s probably not just me but ever since I’ve been a kid I’ve always loved the skeleton LEGO figurines. I used to have handfuls of them. Unfortunately, most of them got thrown out by an angry stepdad in my youth so I will cherish this new skeleton figure with all my heart. The skeleton statue acts as a vehicle you can hop around on much like BMO from the Adventure Time Pack.
I completed the six levels in about 2 hours playing at a very casual pace. The only thing that would have made this pack even better is if it came with a new portal. I really like the fact that Sloth came with this pack and not one of the children. Sloth is one of the greatest characters of the 80s, sorry Howard the Duck. For those that don’t know the actor who played Sloth, John Matuszak was a two-time Super Bowl winner with the Oakland Raiders and the first overall NFL draft pick in 1973. That’s why Sloth is seen wearing a Raiders shirt in the movie. He also had to sit in the make-up chair for five hours at a time to get into character and one of his eyes was mechanically operated.
He even posed for Playgirl in 1982. HUBBA HUBBA amirite ladies? John! Come here and make me feel like a woman!
Of course, there are a few glitches I hope get sorted out in a future patch. I found characters disappearing frequently and they wouldn’t show up in the character select wheel. I would have to to take the character off the portal and place them back on for them to be in the game. I also found the controls a little wonky at parts but nothing game-breaking enough to ruin my experience.
I posted a video of me unbrocxing this kit last night and had a number of my older friends reach out saying they would buy this kit despite not having the game. I don’t blame them. This is some awesome LEGO and an equally awesome Dimensions pack. This right here is the total package. It’s almost as amazing as having Michael Jackson come to your house to use the bathroom. Goonies never say die!