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[[LEGO Island]] is a 1997 video game developed and published by {{Wikipedia|Mindscape}}. It was released for {{Wikipedia|Microsoft Windows}} worldwide on September 26, 1997 and in Japan on December 18, 1997 published by {{Wikipedia|JustSystems}}<ref>https://www.justsystems.com/jp/news/97l/news/j9711041.html</ref>. It is the primary subject of this wiki.
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[[LEGO Island]] is a 1997 video game developed and published by [[Mindscape]]. It was released for {{Wikipedia|Microsoft Windows}} worldwide on September 26, 1997 and in Japan on December 18, 1997 published by {{Wikipedia|JustSystems}}<ref>https://www.justsystems.com/jp/news/97l/news/j9711041.html</ref>. It is the primary subject of this wiki.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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{{Main article|LEGO Island Versions}}
 
{{Main article|LEGO Island Versions}}
  
There are only two retail builds of LEGO Island known to exist: a build dated August 1997 (v1.0), and a build dated September 1997 (v1.1). Both builds predate LEGO Island's official release, making the August build somewhat of an oddity. It's assumed that Mindscape had already pressed discs with v1.0 before making "quality of life" improvements in v1.1 that were considered too minor to discard the already pressed discs. Or perhaps v1.0 was a beta run that was considered "stable enough" to be released retail.  
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There are only two retail builds of LEGO Island known to exist: a build originally dated August 1997 and identified as "1.0.0.0" (usually shortened to "1.0") and a build originally dated September 1997 and identified as "1.1.0.0" (usually shortened to "1.1"). Both builds predate LEGO Island's official release, making the August build somewhat of an oddity. It's assumed that Mindscape had already pressed discs with v1.0 before making "quality of life" improvements in v1.1 that were considered too minor to discard the already pressed discs. Or perhaps v1.0 was a beta run that was considered "stable enough" to be released retail.  
  
The August build is fairly rare and appears to only have been released in English. All other versions and localizations, including repackages from as late as 2001, still appear to be the September 1997 build.
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The August build is fairly rare. The vast majority of copies are v1.1 and most languages are not known to have ever had a v1.0 release. The exception is the Japanese version, which despite being released several months after v1.1's build date, appears to have only ever been released in v1.0.
  
 
== Download ==
 
== Download ==
 
This section aims to be as complete of a collection of LEGO Island releases as possible. Listed are all the languages LEGO Island is known to have been released in as well as all versions.
 
This section aims to be as complete of a collection of LEGO Island releases as possible. Listed are all the languages LEGO Island is known to have been released in as well as all versions.
  
NOTE: LEGO Island is considered {{Wikipedia|abandonware}}, but is still technically under copyright. Download at your own risk.
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NOTE: LEGO Island is considered {{Wikipedia|abandonware}}, but is still technically under copyright. Legally, you can only download if you have already purchased a copy.
  
 
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! Language !! Localized Name !! Download (August 8, 1997) !! Download (September 8, 1997)
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! Language !! Localized Name !! Download (v1.0) !! Download (v1.1)
 
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| English || LEGO Island || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fz2zYbZ9rg0_ULrr70VUIetNwt_Yk-OR Download] || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-GRxZJpKze71EZoLcswcU1riRai6q5Ak Download]
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| English || LEGO Island || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=12Jb2rvviqADcYkBoUqWKbIkYtC08axIJ Download] || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sMowLMjjJ461ldejlWGLX_-tXhx_1lAJ Download]
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[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Blig347lM8wEmsA5eggmeJO4YA7fnG2g Download (Cheez Mania)]
 
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| Danish || Panik på LEGO Øen (Panic on LEGO Island) || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=13uQ6B3ONZlSeHKqfsXIMdKs0Yp-slzwt Download]
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| Danish || Panik på LEGO Øen (Panic on LEGO Island) || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=19B9IGyWqzCoAeJXTjavO4vrWIkJcifgD Download]
 
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| French || Aventures sur L'île LEGO (Adventures on LEGO Island) || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BzH5oZTgp2JnoLtHvilO8No-molOIl2A Download]
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| French || Aventures sur L'île LEGO (Adventures on LEGO Island) || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OpHOm9MfkeXNlldLgq8zSWdc07VlD1by Download]
 
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| German || Abenteuer auf der LEGO Insel (Adventure on the LEGO Island) || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zWlqzNIZkbkcEuGuVxo5SbXoejednee1 Download]
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| German || Abenteuer auf der LEGO Insel (Adventure on the LEGO Island) || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SIurMBYUgp6Q7mCeAv9FOkpZw0ueNOhv Download]
 
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| Italian || LEGO Isola || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UDhmUudmeqgHLLRQeHDJZfAXcpiAt2G6 Download]
 
| Italian || LEGO Isola || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UDhmUudmeqgHLLRQeHDJZfAXcpiAt2G6 Download]
 
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| Japanese || レゴ アイランドの大冒険 (LEGO Island Great Adventure) || || ???
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| Japanese || レゴアイランドの大冒険 (LEGO Island Great Adventure) || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ggcrtglen5AqyujGi3ZXg4kSWndWqdWR Download] ||
 
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| Korean || 레고 아일랜드 || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mKUcN0E0ILw-9cf4G3DfUX5wwYIZEycK Download]
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| Korean || 레고 아일랜드 || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=10-RYYIHdPJTa_BCNWlzvlw6JKgHFXRzs Download]
 
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| Portuguese || A Ilha LEGO || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ry1_-nJGs5UGQL7x5aqbYtKwZUjXtxBy Download]
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| Portuguese || A Ilha LEGO || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hKAG4e4vwLDzD8j1h_XMXJc_XkBShmFU Download]
 
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| Russian || Остров LEGO || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1K5xdcOr13UxzNauRYNFEwXujX9FX2b1a Download]
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| Russian || Остров LEGO || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rDzJlcK7u4N4jActiP0fjAIWHRx81bPO Download]
 
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| Spanish || La Isla LEGO || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1W-NBrAwQNiXWkww7OJFNRilINssPoNTR Download]
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| Spanish || La Isla LEGO || — || [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NkWMUX5iqrvau98FIzjL9HM2NIeLQM8I Download]
 
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| — || This version is not known to exist.
 
| — || This version is not known to exist.
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| ??? || A copy of this version has not been found yet. If you have or can acquire this version, please let us know.
 
 
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== References ==
 
== References ==

Latest revision as of 04:12, 30 November 2020

LEGO Island is a 1997 video game developed and published by Mindscape. It was released for Microsoft Windows worldwide on September 26, 1997 and in Japan on December 18, 1997 published by JustSystems[1]. It is the primary subject of this wiki.

History

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, traditional toy manufacturers like LEGO began to feel threatened by the increasing popularity of video games amongst children.[2] To avoid becoming irrelevant from the emerging video game industry, LEGO reportedly invested nearly $2 million to produce LEGO branded video games. For most regions of the world, the first game to result from this was LEGO Island in 1997. While a game titled "LEGO Fun to Build" was released in 1995, it was released only in Japan on the Sega Pico, an educational video game console targeted at young children. Due to LEGO Fun to Build's relative obscurity, LEGO Island is usually considered the first true LEGO video game.

LEGO Island was developed by Mindscape from 1995 to 1997. At this time, Mindscape was based in Novato, California. Infamously, Mindscape fired the developers of LEGO Island the day before release to avoid paying bonuses and continued salaries.[3]

Versions

Main article: LEGO Island Versions

There are only two retail builds of LEGO Island known to exist: a build originally dated August 1997 and identified as "1.0.0.0" (usually shortened to "1.0") and a build originally dated September 1997 and identified as "1.1.0.0" (usually shortened to "1.1"). Both builds predate LEGO Island's official release, making the August build somewhat of an oddity. It's assumed that Mindscape had already pressed discs with v1.0 before making "quality of life" improvements in v1.1 that were considered too minor to discard the already pressed discs. Or perhaps v1.0 was a beta run that was considered "stable enough" to be released retail.

The August build is fairly rare. The vast majority of copies are v1.1 and most languages are not known to have ever had a v1.0 release. The exception is the Japanese version, which despite being released several months after v1.1's build date, appears to have only ever been released in v1.0.

Download

This section aims to be as complete of a collection of LEGO Island releases as possible. Listed are all the languages LEGO Island is known to have been released in as well as all versions.

NOTE: LEGO Island is considered abandonware, but is still technically under copyright. Legally, you can only download if you have already purchased a copy.

Language Localized Name Download (v1.0) Download (v1.1)
English LEGO Island Download Download

Download (Cheez Mania)

Danish Panik på LEGO Øen (Panic on LEGO Island) Download
French Aventures sur L'île LEGO (Adventures on LEGO Island) Download
German Abenteuer auf der LEGO Insel (Adventure on the LEGO Island) Download
Italian LEGO Isola Download
Japanese レゴアイランドの大冒険 (LEGO Island Great Adventure) Download
Korean 레고 아일랜드 Download
Portuguese A Ilha LEGO Download
Russian Остров LEGO Download
Spanish La Isla LEGO Download

Key:

This version is not known to exist.

References