Manhattan Completion Guide – LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2


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Note: We highly recommend you take a minute before exploring this hub area and activate the Map Console! You can find it on the map screen (should be one of the only icons that appears on the map in the area, will appear as a small computer icon).


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Manhattan Character Unlocks

You can unlock additional characters in this hub world by completing Boss Battles, Puzzles, Races & Missions as listed below. Here is a quick recap of all the characters you can unlock here, scroll down for more details!

  • Boss Battle
  • Aunt May (10,000 studs)
    • Mission: Pictures for Parker
  • Howard the Duck (50,000 studs)
    • Mission: Get-Rich-Quack Scheme
  • Ursa Major (500,000 studs)
    • Mission: Major Problem
  • Squirrel Girl (50,000 studs)
    • Mission: Cosplaying Hooky
  • Chipmunk Hunk (50,000 studs))
    • Mission: Park Patrol
  • Vision (250,000 studs)
    • Race: Avengers Mansion
  • Songbird (150,000 studs)
    • Race: Motorcycle Race
  • Winter Soldier (150,000 studs)
    • Race: Van Race

Manhattan Boss Battle

Some of the many hub areas in Chronopolis feature a secret boss battle! To unlock the hidden boss, complete all the quests, races, puzzles, ect! Boss Battles will appear as a BOOM! icon on your map.

 


Manhattan Missions

Quests will appear on your map screen as small text bubble icons. Some missions may appear as locked icons, these are missions that require you to complete other missions in the hub area, or elsewhere in Chronopolis to unlock.

Pictures for Parker

  • Unlocks: Aunt May

aunt-may-manhattan-lego-marvel-super-heroes-2Leave it to Aunt May to find the upside of Kang combining so many worlds. She would like a picture of the amazing scenery, specifically a picture that includes “a sphinx, that big floating ball city, and Kang’s big electric tower.” In order to get all three items into one shot, you’ll want to head for the top of Oscorp Labs, which happens to be the tallest building in the city. Snap your shot and you can add Aunt May to your collection.

Major Problem

  • Unlocks: Ursa Major

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The Winter Guard heavy, Ursa Major, is having a problem with his team: they’ve gone to the dark side, in a vein similar to the Presence’s mind control early on in the game. Accompany him to battle his teammates, Darkstar, Crimson Dynamo, and Red Guardian. Along the way from battle site to battle site, you’ll face the occasional waves of AIM soldiers and, even worse, as many bear puns as Ursa can get in.

Get-Rich-Quack Scheme

  • Unlocks: Howard the Duck

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Howard the Duck is trying to get a duck-centric video game made but needs funding. He sends you out to inquire about a financial backer. Talk to six people to try to learn more about a possible investor and report your findings back to the Duck.

Cosplaying Hooky

  • Unlocks: Squirrel Girl

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Squirrel Girl is running a fundraiser with a big time cosplayer coming to serve as master of ceremonies, but the guest hasn’t arrived yet. Help her go look for him by fending off waves of A.I.M. soldiers. Once you find the imprisoned cosplayer, you’ll need to discover the password to his cell by talking to six A.I.M. troops in the blocks surrounding his prison.

Park Patrol

  • Unlocks: Chipmunk Hunk

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(NOTE: This mission is unavailable until you have completed Mission: Cosplaying Hooky). Chipmunk Hunk and Koi Boi are in charge of cleaning up in preparation for the big fundraiser. Unfortunately it requires cleaning up more than trash. They enlist your help in cleaning up central park of various waves of bad guys, leading to the big fundraiser in Gwenpool Mission #1.

Wonder Wear

  • Unlocks: Wonder Man

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(NOTE: This mission is unavailable until you have completed Mission: Short Fuse in Hala).  Wonder Man is offering Anger Managent classes to super heros, noting a rise in their aggressive tendencies since Kang arrived. To help with the class, he needs you to become the course mascot: Cuddle Friend. Go to the customizer and match the teddy bear outfit Wonder Man has given you. Return to him to finish the mission and prepare for the anger management class in Gwenpool Mission #7.


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Manhattan Puzzles

Puzzles will appear on your map as green puzzle pieces. These puzzles require a whole host of abilities or characters to solve, and usually unlock Gold Bricks! Here is a recap of this area’s puzzles:

Elevator Escapade

  • Unlocks: Gold Brick

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Agent Thirteen is moving on some intelligence she discovered about the location of a cosmic cube, but the elevators into the building she needs to access aren’t working. Help her out by tracing the power source for the elevator, charging it, and then building a shape-change platform for Groot to open the other door.

Roxxon Frozen

  • Unlocks: Gold Brick

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The sign at the top of the Roxxon Building has frozen over, which wouldn’t be too bad if there wasn’t a gold brick inside of it. On the backside, find the fuse box and shrink down to enter the puzzle. Solve that and it will melt the top part of the sign, allowing you to climb the ladder and drop inside to get the gold brick.

Smash Theater

  • Unlocks: Gold Brick

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The open air theater production of Hulk: The Musical is about to go on, but the generator isn’t working and the star is missing! Help get the generator going by tracing back the power line and then repairing the generator. Then build a giant jack to uproot the star’s trailer so he’ll get on the stage. Finally, sit back and watch the production, complete with audience commentary.

Invisible Ooze

  • Unlocks: Gold Brick

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This storefront has been affected by a toxic ooze, activating its security systems – but there’s someone trapped inside. Destroy gold bricks to the left of the store, revealing a vent into the store. Travel through the vent where the employee will warn you that there are platforms in the store, but they’re invisible. I suggest using a character that can move through toxic environments until you can get up on the platform with the fuse box, then shrink into the fuse box and solve the puzzle. That gets rid of the ooze and makes the rest of the store visible again.

Potty Maze

  • Unlocks: Gold Brick

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This poor construction worker needs to use the bathroom but can’t seem to find his way through the maze of switches and moving walls to get to it. So, as any hero would do, you mind control him to help guide him on his way. Move the switches to rotate the walls and get him to that port-a-potty!

Popping  and Entering

  • Unlocks: Gold Brick

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Wow. Never have I seen our heroes act so unheroic. This guy wants help getting the balloons he wants, so of course we come to his aid. Use a sonic attack to break the windows on the left side of the building – except this guy wants balloons from the right side of the building. Luckly, the left side has a platform you can push into place giving you access to a vent to squeeze through. Once you’re on the other side, smash stuff to get your gold brick – that’s right, even the coveted balloon. You smash his balloons and at what gain? As he says, “Take your filthy brick and go.”

Osborne Nightmare Athletic Course

  • Unlocks: Gold Brick

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Now here is a puzzle worthy of a hero, albeit frustrating for the player who is less than a hero. You enter this acrobatics course by pressing the button at the bottom. Then rapidly make your way up the platforms, jumping walls, and hang points while avoiding shock balls and making sure you’re going faster than the laser floor moving upwards towards you. It wouldn’t be quite so bad if the person who put the course together wasn’t taunting you via recorded messages throughout (seriously: I had to mute my tv after restarting the course so many times).

Liberty Island Lockdown

  • Unlocks: Gold Brick

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A gold brick is locked in the base of the Statue of Liberty. To start the puzzle, use the technology panel near the gold brick to activate the slide puzzle. Solving that will unlock a switch at the back of the statue. When you pull the switch, the display above it will go from solid to lighting one of the four quadrants with green. You have to pull the switch again when the revolving pointer is in that quadrant. This activates switches on either side of the statue. Like the previous switch, pull them to determine which quadrant is your target, then pull them again when the pointer hits that section. Solving each one lights up an indicator on the front. Solving both opens the gate so you can collect your gold brick!


Manhattan Races

Races will appear on your map as a checkered flag icon. Some races require specific vehicles or abilities (like flight or web swing). Here is a full recap of this hubs races:

Avengers Mansion

  • Unlocks: Vision

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This flying race begins on the roof of Avengers Mansion and takes you toward and around Kang’s citadel. You aren’t given much leeway on time for this one, so be careful with your navigation as you fly through 36 targets to the finish line.

Motorcycle Race

  • Unlocks: Songbird

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Two minutes to hit 40 targets on a race that winds through the streets of Manhattan into Medieval England and ends in Nueva York. Shouldn’t be that tricky, right? Well, it is. You have to complete this race on a motorcycle, and for some reason my motorcycle got caught on every wall I hit, every rival vehicle that got in my way, and even some invisible lines nobody but my motorcycle could see. I can’t count the number of times I couldn’t make it to the next target before time ran out simply because my bike wouldn’t go anywhere (forwards or backwards). Not my favorite race.

Van Race

  • Unlocks: Winter Soldier

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This race requires a van in order to participate. You have just under two minutes to hit 35 targets as you wind through Manhattan, Manhattan Noir, and end in Hydra Empire. The advantage to having a van, however, is that you can hit other vehicles and keep going, as opposed to races that use a motorcycle where you tend to get caught on everything.


Manhattan Gwenpool Missions

Some areas of Chronopolis have Gwenpool Missions hidden away that require you to beat main missions in other hubs. Here’s a recap for this hub’s Gwenpool missions:

Gwenpool Mission #1: Panic! at the Picnic Walkthrough - LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

Panic! at the Picnic

Squirrel Girl, Chipmunk Hunk, and Koi Boi are holding a fundraiser in the park. Unfortunately, as with most things in Chronopolis, it goes bad quickly. Help them salvage the situation. Check out our guide for more information on Gwenpool Mission #1

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Defying Conventions

Help Howard the Duck and Forbush Man break into the video game convention and sell their new game. See our guide for more information on Gwenpool Mission #4.

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Hank-ger Management

Wonder Man tries to lead a course on anger management when an interruption leads his pupils to target their anger. See our guide for more information on Gwenpool Mission #7.

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Oscorp Escapade

Follow Agent Venom into the bowels of the Oscorp building in his pursuit of Venom and Carnage. See our guide for more information on Gwenpool Mission #8.


Manhattan Stan Lee Rescue

Stan Lee is in trouble and he needs your help! Find him on the map by locating the Stan Lee icon. You can typically hear him crying out for help when you are close by! Here’s how to save Stan in this Chronopolis Hub area:

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Abominable Snowbumble

Oh Stan, how on earth did you get yourself stuck in a snowman? While it might seem logical to have a heat based attack melt the snowman, no such luck. Instead, repair the nearby snow plow, where the driver is napping. Completing the repairs will wake the driver, who will then crash into the snowman, freeing Stan. Somehow that is safer than Iron Man’s laser?

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Trapped in the Building

Stan is trapped in one of the crumbling buildings. You can fly through an open window on one level, but from there you’ll have to make use of the building’s systems, and by systems I mean teleporation. Teleport from the level you flew into to the upper level, where you’ll assemble a puzzle by levitating the pieces into place. That releases the ladders, allowing you to climb down to the lower level where Stan is trapped in a tub of water. Break the glass to the tub and set Lee free.


Manhattan Challenge Items

Chronopolis is packed with fun challenges that allow you to unlock vehicles. These challenges can be very difficult to complete! Here’s a list of all the Challenge items we’ve found in this Chronopolis hub:

  • Antifreezer:
    • On the ground level of Osborn Labs
    • On the top of the Quadrocon building
    • On one of the floors of the ruined building Stan Lee is trapped in
  • Billboard: Near Avengers Mansion
  • Dynasty Downer: A golden statue of Kang stands on top of the fountain in front of Avengers Mansion.
  • Helicarrier Cleanup:
    • Behind Avengers Mansion is a pile of debris with a trapped shield agent.
    • Another pile is on top of Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum.
    • You’ll find a pile on top of Oscorp Labs
  • Top Hat Toppler: The Statue of Liberty is wearing a top hat.
  • Trivia Time: You’ll find a console behind Avengers Mansion.

Secrets & Easter Eggs

  • Timely Comics HQ is a reference to Marvel’s origins. The company Stan Lee started working for was Timely Comics. He later changed the name to Marvel.
  • In the mission “Cosplaying Hooky,” one of the pieces of information you get is that if you generate 1,667 words a day you’ll write a novella in a month. This is a reference to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) – an annual event in November where participants aim to write a 50,000 word novel over the course of the month, with a daily goal of 1,667 words.
  • The sleeping snow plow operator in Stan Lee in Peril states “The cold never bothered me anyway.” – a clear nod to Disney’s Frozen.

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Rafe Telsch

Written by: Rafe Telsch

Rafe Telsch spent a decade writing and podcasting about movies but has more recently turned his pen towards video games. He has been a LEGO fan and video game nut since he was a kid, and fell in love with the irreverent LEGO adaptations of movies ever since LEGO Star Wars - a love he shares with his son. You can also read his work at Gruesome Magazine and Cheap is the New Classy.