Adventure Time is one of those rare gems that captured my heart immediately and I’ve been a fan of the series since the first episode. When I found out a real Adventure Time video game would be released I was joyous. Finally a game that will sum up the awesomeness of the show, not an online game or an app, but a full blown out game. The result was satisfying enough, so let’s get to the nitty gritty of this game.
For a game with an uncommonly long name, it was quite short. Too short. With the enormity of The Land of Ooo in the show, I thought there would be more to explore. This paired with how easy the game is makes me recommend this game only to dedicated Adventure Time fans that will love the game for the characters, oh so Adventure Time like story and dialogue, and every reference to the show. It’s a good game everyone should try out, but if you aren’t a fan the current price of the game won’t make you feel like you got your money’s worth.
What makes this game is how faithful it remains to the original show. The creator Pendleton Ward created the entire story and helped in the process of creating the game, making the story equivalent to that of a regular Adventure Time episode (the light hearted ones, not the ones that make you cry yourself to sleep). Almost every character that has appeared in the show is cleverly incorporated into this game seamlessly and items such as tiger claws and the crystal apple show up as items you can use in the game.
You play the game through Finn who carries Jake in his backpack with him. Both Finn and Jake can attack and throughout the game gain new abilities that you need to progress through the obstacle filled caves and dungeons and move from one place to another in The Land of Ooo. And who can talk about this game without mentioning the similarity to Zelda II: The Adventure of Link? You move from one location to another overhead view style. Not only that but the towns and forest are ridiculously tiny compared to the protagonist and en route you can run into ghost that warp you to a random place where you just kill enemies. And when you reach a location you switch to a regular side scroller. The similarities are definitely there and an awesome bonus for anyone who liked that game.
Visually the game is bright and colorful and definitely feels like you’re stepping into Ooo. The background is layered and looks good when playing in 3D. Coming into spots like the Candy Kingdom and Ice King’s Lair, the original backgrounds are there to excite your inner fanboy or fangirl.
It’s a shame the game is too easy, even the bosses are surprisingly easy, except Ice King who was a bit of a challenge. Once you beat the game you can enjoy the credits that reveal a nice surprise in the end. After beating the game the first time you unlock harder gameplay the next run of the game. This makes up a bit for its initial easiness and makes me pretty content. However, as much as I love this game it has a low replay value. The gameplay doesn’t feel varied enough to hold my interest for a long time but its content will have me come back to play it once in a while.
So if you love Adventure Time as much as I do go get yourself a copy and play it for the ride. I hope to come back to The Land of Ooo soon for the next Adventure Time game. Definitely recommended for novice players and Adventure Time fans you’re trying to get into gaming.
Cartoon Network is once again teaming up with D3 Publisher to bring some of their best shows to life as video games.
The most exciting announcement is about the first ever Regular Show video game that will be released, titled Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land. The plot is Mordecai and Rigby get transported in some of their favorite video games and the goal is to make it back into the real world in one piece. The new game will only be available on the Nintendo 3DS.
Adventure Time, following the success of Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?!!,is releasing another game titled Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! to the delight of many fans. The game will certainly be an improvement from the previous one because you will have more playable character which includes the leads (Jake the dog and Finn the human), Marceline, Cinnamon Bun, and other characters that haven’t been announced yet. The biggest upgrade yet is unlike it’s previous strictly single player game this new one will have a four player cooperative mode. The game will first be available on the Wii U and other consoles such as the XBox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, and surprisingly PC will follow suit.
The best part is both of these shows’ creators will be actively involved in the creation of these new games, so you can expect the games to be exactly like the shows except for the gaming part.