BIONICLE: The Legend of Mata Nui was a planned PC game schedueled for release in the Fall of 2001 before ultimately being cancelled. Developed by Saffire Corporation, the game was to tell the story of the Toa-Mata on their quest to defeat Makuta following their arrivial on the island of Mata-Nui. A rebuilt version of the game was announced on June 24th, 2019 for release on August 10th, 2019. The rebuild was developed by Litestone Studios.
The game was commissioned by the LEGO Group sometime in early 2000, with Saffire Inc. being tasked with its development alongside BIONICLE: Quest for the Toa . Both games were featured at the 2001 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and were reportedly quite popular with show attendees, although one journalist pointed out an "impossible jump" that was later revealed to be an insta-death platform towards the end of Onua's level. With development nearing its end however, the LEGO Group moved to cancel all further work on the game, citing "chip compatibility and timing". Saffire Inc. went bankrupt several years later, ceasing opperations in 2007.
The game featured seven levels, the first six of which revolving around a specific Toa and their quest to defeat an elemental beast and recover a Makoki Stone.The seventh and final level involved time-trials for each of the six Toa, followed by the formation of the Toa Kaita, and possibly even a confrontation with the Makuta. Gameplay was primarily centered around the Toa-Mata's quest to find the Kanohi Masks of Power, often by overcoming various trials and facing the Rahi. Furthermore, the game was to be heavily puzzle oriented, often requiring the player to make use of their collected masks and abilities, with advancement frequently involving backtracking to previously inaccesible areas and making use of newly discovered items or powerups.
LBLMN version of the Makoki Stones assembling together
LBLMN Makoki stones combined together and open the Toa Kaita demi-sphere
LBLMN version of the Mangaia
Onua going down to the rahi bat cave within Onu-Koro
Onua found a Kanohi symbol next to the huge Lightstone!
&....another one, but with a different Kanohi symbol
Hmmm....I wonder whats behind this secret entrance?
Its not every day that you can find a secret area in the beta game.
Where does this village portal leads to?
A beach with lots and lots of sand.....and my opened canister
exploring the beach!
Where does this path leads to?
I think I'm lost.....
Somewhere in Onu-Koro......
Whats over there?
another cave where you can see the sky of Mata Nui
Toa Mata Gali swimming
Decided to help solve the Turaga's problem
You are here (point at Papa Nihu Reef Shore)
LBLMN Gai-Wahi's waterfall
LBLMN Po-Wahi's enterance
LBLMN Le-Wahi's stairsway
LBLMN version of a rahi, Fikou Nui
I thought Ussal Crab are bigger then this......
LBLMN version of the Manas
Toa Kaita VS the Manas
Final boss, Makuta Teridax!
VICTORY FOR THE TOA MATA!
The Onu-Matoran are quickly gathering to celebrate the Toa Mata's victory
semi-silent celebration at Ko-Koro
The Le-Matoran at Le-Koro gather and cheer at the Toa Mata's victory
....and on the treetops too!
Every Po-Matoran is celebrating in Po-Koro!
Everyone here is doing the great Takara (a dance for an important event) in Ta-Koro!
Ga-Matoran and Turaga Nokama are doing the same in Ga-Koro!
(Bohrok are awaking)The End....?
"They will arise out of their sleep and fulfill their mission|They will come and purge out world of the darkness that has infested it|There will be many ***ts and obstacles in their way but they shall wake him"