The new LEGO Ultra Agents sets are now available and LEGO is also promoting the free app along with the sets. The app has six different missions to complete, one for each of the Super Villains of the theme: Adam Acid, Tremor, Infearno, Toxikita, Psyclone, and Terabyte.
Each mission or episode consists of a comic that you read as well as interact with at certain scenes whenever a dropbox shows up on the upper-right hand side of the screen. Depending on the situation, you have three different tools you can use to figure out clues: x-ray, analyzer, and telephoto. If you use the correct tool, the beeping will get faster and faster. There are six clues to uncover for each comic and if you get all of them, you can unlock instructions for a mini-build using the corresponding set, if you have the set.
Also with each episode, there is a game that you can play or skip if you like. Complete the game perfectly and you can get three stars. An object of three of the games is to avoid obstacles while chasing down the villain. For Episode 2: Tremor Takedown, you have to shoot at Tremor three times in three different areas before time runs out. For the other two episodes, you have to correctly press the direction to match the arrow given. All the games aren’t too difficult and you can easily get three stars for every episode.
I’ve completed every episode to the fullest and it may seem there will be more content for the app in the future. *SPOILER ALERT* The final scene also may suggest that another wave of Ultra Agents sets may be coming in the future as well. During the final scene, the narrator states there is a Mastermind behind all the attacks so it is possible that one or more characters may be introduced later.
OVerall, the LEGO Ultra Agents app is very well made and it gives us insight of the Agents and the Super Villains and the corresponding sets. The sound effects and voices are very clear and better than what I expected. The gameplay is decent although there were a few times where it did not respond to my actions and was stuttering a little especially during the obstacle games. I would recommend giving it a shot if you want to know the backstory of what the Ultra Agents sets are about. It is now available for free on Google Play.