LEGO’s saga of retelling popular stories with their iconic toy pieces and witty sense of humor continues in LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin, now on Android. In the game, players enter the world of Ninjago, where it falls to them to stop the threat of Ronin. The adaptation of the well-received TV series was originally released for Nintendo 3DS, but now it has made its way over to smartphone users looking to kill some time.
With the Android operating system growing closer and closer to becoming a mainstream gaming platform, it’s no surprise that we’d start seeing ports of mobile games arriving in the Google Play Store. After all, these games are already designed for a smaller screen, and even today’s midrange smartphones can blow conventional mobile gaming consoles out of the water, spec-wise. All that really needs to be adapted is the control schemes.
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin takes up this challenge with aplomb. Although you can use a virtual, on-screen D-pad control scheme, developers have also added “Casual” control options that make navigating the hostile realm of Ninjago more fluid and intuitive with a touchscreen.
In terms of gameplay, it looks like there’s a lot to be had here. A variety of environments are available to explore, all pulled directly from the TV series. The game includes full voice-acting, several vehicles, and familiar enemies that must be smashed to pieces or defeated through puzzle-solving.
You can pick up the game in the Google Play Store for a cool $4.99. Doesn’t look like there’s any in-app purchases: just a full game that you pay for up front. Refreshing! Click the button below to check it out. What are your thoughts on LEGO’s newest arrival to Android? Let us know in the comments!