BIONICLE: The Legend of Mata Nui
|BIONICLE: The Legend of Mata Nui|
BIONICLE: The Legend of Mata Nui was a cancelled video game that was planned to be released in the Fall of 2001. The game was meant to be canon and cover the 2001 BIONICLE storyline, featuring the Toa Mata on their quest to gather the Kanohi Masks of Power and defeat Makuta after facing his Infected Rahi.
The game starts with an introductory movie of the six Toa Canisters falling into the ocean and sailing towards the island of Mata Nui. Afterwards, there is a clip of Toa Onua washing up on the shores near the Papa Nihu Reef and reassembling himself. Onua then heads toward Onu-Wahi.
Throughout the game the player takes control of each of the Toa Mata as the player explores the villages of the island. Their task is to discover the Kanohi masks and use them in the appropriate situations, but are also challenged by various Rahi beasts.
BIONICLE: The Legend of Mata Nui has a third-person view. The left hand controls the Toa's movements and the right hand controls the camera. In addition to their basic tasks, the player is able to collect small logos in the shape of the Three Virtues. The amount they have collected is displayed on the top right corner of the screen. On the top left corner is the player's health. On the bottom left corner is their current mask, which spins when in use. In the bottom right corner is the amount of a certain berry needed to defeat their opponents.
They also have to collect several special items throughout the levels which are displayed in the inventory.
Because the game was never released, the only way one could play it is to find a development CD. Most of these CDs are currently property of the LEGO Company, although there are some disks that are owned by various people around the world.
- The Kanohi Vahi was planned to be distributed with the game, but instead, the mask was given away at Walgreens promotions in the United States, among others.
- Even though all of the Toa should be playable in the development CD, a glitch prevents players from advancing past Onua's level.
- Initially, the game was planned for release on Gamecube and possibly PlayStation game consoles.
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