Feral Interactive has released a promised Mac port of TT Games' LEGO Lord of the Rings
. The game is based on the Peter Jackson film trilogy, and samples some of the movies' dialogue, but recreates the characters and scenery in LEGO and uses a more abridged and lighthearted version of the story. In gameplay, it mixes action and puzzle content with some RPG-like elements.
Over 80 characters are playable in the game, each with special powers; Frodo, for instance, can briefly wear the Ring. Players collect LEGO bits as they progress, and can craft items such as armor, swords, and magical staffs. A co-operative mode supports two players.
The Mac edition costs $30. It requires OS X 10.7.5 or later, along with a 1.4GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128MB of video memory.