The expansion of the core Lego Dimensions experience is continuing nicely, with the recently-released Midway pack granting access to an incredible selection of arcade classics.

These include such coin-op hits as Gauntlet, Joust, Spy Hunter and Defender, but developer TT Games has revealed that it wanted to include other Midway hits - including the gory Mortal Kombat and "cobs and robbers" title APB.

Associate producer Mark Warburton has been talking to Polygon about it:

There was an age consideration. We had to take into account the typical age of our players and what sort of content we usually have. Some of the more mature games we decided we didn't think was the right fit for the game.

When Midway collapsed in 2009, Warner Bros. picked up the company's IP - which is why TT Games has had such incredible access to these classic games.

Warburton again:

They had access to the entire library. We wanted to try and introduce all of these great classic games that some of us know to a new generation. There's never been a good avenue to explore classic games. Once a console dies it's kind of hard to get ahold of those classics And these are the founding blocks of what made the industry what it is today.

However, the team decided against adding a Lego spin to the games, and instead provides them in their original form:

Lego-izing could be cool, but at the same time we wanted to keep what made these games great in the first place. We wanted to open people's eyes up to the fact that good games are good games no matter how old they are.

Have you picked up this expansion pack yet? Let us know your thoughts.

[source polygon.com]