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Cartoon Cartoon Fragfest !!!,
This review is from: Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion - Nintendo 3DS (Video Game)
Perhaps one of the most long awaited games for the Nintendo 3DS, it's "Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion" (curiously once known as "Cartoon Network Superstar Rumble") !
This game is pretty much your basic crossover game where some of the biggest names duke it out to see who's the last one standing. Some examples include "Super Smash Bros." and "Tatsunoko vs. Capcom". "Punch Time Explosion" pits some of the biggest names of the Cartoon Network universe such as "The Powerpuff Girls", "Ben 10 Ultimate Alien", "The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack", and "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends" just to name a few. Think about it, did you ever wanted Dexter to beat the snot out of Billy AND Mandy in the world of "Chowder" or have Captain K'nuckles go up against Captain Planet in Samurai Jack's world ? Well, this game will let you do that and more !
There are 18 playable characters each with their own attacks and a special move called the "Punch Time Explosion" attack. In order to use it, you must grab cubes that you get from beating up your enemies to fill up your super attack meter. Then you simply touch the lower screen and watch the fireworks fly. In addition to health items and weapons used in this game, there's also a question-mark labeled box that unleashes an assist character. Some characters are passive like Coco, Gazpacho, Peppermint Larry, and Gwen Tennyson; others are offensive like Johnny Bravo, Numbuh Two, Dee Dee, Eduardo, Kevin Leven, and Fred Fredburger. If you get a bad guy like Aku, Stickybeard, or Him, well, try to stay out of their way.
While versus mode is a good way to kill some time and a few opponents, so to speak, the story mode is rather enticing. It lets you choose your character(s) and go through detailed worlds based on their shows. But is it me, or is our announcer Space Ghost Coast to Coast ? Hmm....
Anyway, it's rather a fun game despite that most of the characters don't sound the same.... But you know, I really wish they'd put in much more cause it's almost less than half of what the Cartoon Network universe really consists. Examples for more playable characters would include Ed, Edd, AND Eddy as well as Generator Rex, Juniper Lee, and Courage the Cowardly Dog. Examples for different playable worlds would consist of "Camp Lazlo", "My Gym Partner's a Monkey", "Mike, Lu, and Og", "Adventure Time with Finn and Jake", and "Sheep in the Big City". And additional assist characters could consist of Sunny Bridges from "Class of 3000", Buck Tuddrussel from "Time Squad", Major Dr. Ghastly from "Evil Con Carne", and Supercow from "Cow and Chicken". Of course, that's just me.
But who knows ? Maybe those and much more will become real when the game premieres on Wii, XBOX 360, and PS3. They're due out around the last quarter of this year, so in the meantime get yer brawl on 'cause this is one game you don't want to miss out on !
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Initial post: Aug 8, 2012 9:36:06 AM PDT
Yup! The voice of Space Ghost is the narrator! At first, I was let down by the character voices (Although few were perfect, like Bloo and Nigel Uno), but hearing the narrator throughout someone's playthrough of the single player mode is making me reconsider about buying it.
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