LEGO Island is a LEGO based action-adventure computer game developed by LEGO and Mindscape. Released for the PC on October 2, 1997, the game is the first in the LEGO Island series, followed by Lego Island 2: The Brickster's Revenge, the Lego Island Extreme Stunts game, and Lego Island Extreme Stunts Lego sets.
is a non-linear game with a first person perspective. The game features a series of missions including pizza delivery, jet ski racing, and putting the Brickster
back in jail. It also features a variety of playable characters that each have unique abilities that can help the player throughout the game.
There is no necessary objective to LEGO Island
. The player can choose to roam around customizing the island or do missions. The primary mission is to deliver a pizza to the jail using the character Pepper, which will in turn let the Brickster out of jail. Pepper must then go around the island doing additional things to try and get the Brickster back in jail before he deconstructs the entire island. The only way for him to get out, however, is if you are not only playing as Pepper, but also have built the helicopter. There is also no ending to the game.
It is possible to customize the game. When playing as Laura, players can change plants and change hats. Laura can also change Mrs. Post's house. When playing as Nick, players can change colours of body parts. When playing as Mama, players can change walking animations, or "moods." Mama also can change the way plants and houses that can't be entered react. Players can also build various vehicles and customize colours and textures.
has a diverse series of characters. The characters of Nick and Laura Brick, Mama and Papa Brickolini, and Pepper Roni are all available as playable characters. The Brickster is the game's main antagonist, and the Infomaniac is the game's guide.
takes place on a relatively small remote island consisting of roads and Lego buildings. Most of these buildings are based on real Lego sets in circulation at the time of release for the game.
The Information Center
The Information Center, home to the Infomaniac, is located at the head of the island. There are three floors; the first floor is the "starting point" for the player, who first has to sign in. There is a large map of Lego Island in front of the player, and atop that are squares featuring all playable characters. The second floor apparently contains an aquarium. The third floor is the highest point on LEGO Island, and provides the player with an aerial view of the Island. It also contains tools allowing the player to change the time of day. On the top of the Information Center is the Power Brick, a normal red 2x4 LEGO brick that has the ability to deconstruct any building on LEGO Island.
Located on the southwest side of Lego Island, Brickolini's is the only working restaurant. It is run by Mama and Papa Brickolini, with Mama as the piano player, Papa as the chef, and adopted son Pepper as the "pizza delivery dude." Next to the restaurant is a patio where customers can eat (but never do), featuring a jukebox. All characters can deliver pizza, but they can only deliver it to one specific place (which changes according to the character). Pepper's delivery is always to the Brickster, who somehow manages to escape and provides the only real objective of the story.
The residential area is located on a mountain located to the west of Lego Island. It contains several houses, a park area, and a cave; the cave and park area are the only things accessible.
The Police Station, home of Officers Nick and Laura Brick, is located southeast of the island. There, players can build their own helicopter.
The island's lone jail cell is located on a very small portion to the east of the island, connected to the rest of the island only by a small bridge. In it is the Brickster, and next to it is the helicopter pad. Also, next to the cell is a sign with a "(/)" over the word "PIZZA." (While playing as Pepper -- who can't spell -- the sign instead reads "PIZAZ.")
Lego Hospital is located to the island's northeast. It is home to the rarely-seen Dr. Clickitt, and his two bumbling assistants Enter and Return. Here, players can drive an ambulance and go on missions.
Octan Gas Station
The local Octan Gas Station, owned by Nubby Stevens and Nancy Nubbins, is located in the middle of the island. Here, players can build a dune buggy and drive a tow truck.
The beach, located south of the island, is where players can build and ride a jetski and participate in races. It is home to characters like Snap Lockit and Valerie Stubbins.
Owned by Buck Pounds the banker, the Bank is closed for remodeling during the game. It is located near the Octan Gas Station.
The Super Store
Supervised by Maggie Post, who has a parrot that always seems to get away from her, the store is closed for remodeling during the game. It is located near the Pizzeria.
The Post Office
The island's post office is where Ed Mail, the local mailman, works. The place is closed for no apparent reason, possibly for remodeling, but Ed, who roams free on the island, has made no mention of it whatsoever. The post office is near the pizzeria and the Super Store.
The Race Track
The Octan Race Track is located near the residential area, to the island's northwest. Here players can build a racecar and compete against other racers on the track, which is otherwise closed to the player. The race track is also home to racers Rhonda Hogg and Studs Linkin.