Review: LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game (PlayStation 4)

Play as your favorite ninjas to defend Ninjago from the evil Lord Garmadon. Master the art of Ninjagility by wall-running and high-jumping, and battle foes to rank up and upgrade the ninja’s combat skills.


  • HD Graphics.
  • 23.50GB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Cutscenes are done with film footage. Finally proper real LEGO used in cutscenes.
  • Now standard LEGO game gameplay. Collect studs, Take down enemies and build things.
  • Save and exit option.
  • Drop in/out local co op support.
  • Combat- Probably the best ever with homing attacks, Combos, Chain attacks.
  • Earn tokens in game to use on the huge upgrade tree where you can unlock new moves or buffs like extra studs etc.
  • On rail shooter sections.
  • Boss fights- No more 3 heart shenanigans here. Now they get a health bar and its just a fight with little stop start or having the boss taking on different forms.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Stud counter is back but improved. Instead of it being a thing in each level, You now get one bar that carries over every level.
  • Character creator is back and has share codes to give to friends.
  • Overall hub world where you can find secrets but also choose the levels to play.
  • Game map unlocks as you play through the story.
  • Collectibles- Red/gold bricks, stud bars, tokens and LEGO pieces to build things etc are all in the game to find and earn.
  • Humour throughout.
  • Decent voice work.
  • Oriental inspired soundtrack.
  • Action packed storyline.
  • Smart level design.
  • Combo counter- Gives timed stud multipliers.
  • Play as every member of the team.
  • Fun to play.
  • Easy to get into.


  • Some screen tearing.
  • Long loading times.
  • Slowdown.
  • Share codes are stupidly long.
  • Cannot skip cutscenes until replaying levels.
  • Short game compared to earlier titles.
  • Aside from the combat the game still feels the same.


Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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