Back then there was a Big Trouble in Little China video game. Yes... it looked horrible, and im not sure i recall it being any good at all, but it was all there was to live in the universe back then. There has in fact not been any other games on it since then. Until now that is. Upper Deck have come out with Legendary Big Trouble in Little China, and I get a chance all these years later to dive back into the world as a player rather then a viewer. I love to still watch the film, and enjoy it every time, even though i think i have seen it more times then i can count. This game will really hit the nostalgia button, IF..... if its done right. So lets see if it accomplishes that.....
In Legendary players choose a number of hero heroes and then face off against one particular villain, his band of evil minions and their latest scheme for World domination. The heroes use their own skills to wipe out each of the villain's strategies that would complete his scheme and recruit additional fighters as the game progresses. However the villain also gains extra powers and fighter along the way and the heroes will need to have stopped enough of the enemy's plan before it’s too late.
Now you can play the Legendary card building game all based around one of the best pulp action stories Big Trouble in Little China. This set will provide all the cards, rules and other essentials to play through every mission in the game and have hours of fun.
Can Truck driver Jack Burton and his friends save the day or will they be defeated by the Three Storms and allow Lo Pan to be rise anew?
This is a stand alone set, so doe not need any of the Legendary games, though it is worth taking a look at the Marvel Legendary villians set to get an idea on how to play the game, as the basics are the same.
But this is not a world of spandex wearing superheros... but a world of myths legends, and a lost truck driver.!
so what comes in this box.. lets see.......
350 Original art Card set
Full color play mat
1 page color rule sheet
Customize your card organization with removable foam inserts
My one issue with the box is its shorter then the standard ones, so you have to roll AND fold the mat, which is not an ideal way to store it in my mind, but its not too much of a worry, you can always store it separate to avoid creases.
Of course there are "easier" generic baddies to deal with, but again all of them from the film, and easily recognizable, and they aren't even that easy if i am honest. The game is tough, but it should be, so it feels "right" and is very rewarding.
So What do i think? well the game flows well, as all the legendary systems do, this one is not so suitable to solo play though sadly due to some cards requiring multi player input, though you still could, you would just have to manage a couple of hands. Theme wise and art wise, its a win for me, Love how it looks, love how it plays, its a cracker, there is plenty of challenge for replay value, and changing the heores with different combos of masterminds will give you plenty of playing time, and its hard, so you wont beat it often but you will keep on trying.
with an RRP of £46.99 This is a great stand alone for Legendary, and a MUST have for fans of the film, so head on over to your Local Game Store and pick up a copy and join in the fun!