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Adventure Time

released on November 20, 2012

Platforms: DS3DS
Developer: WayForward
Publisher: D3Publisher
ESRB Rating:

Adventure Time reviews

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  • 85

    IGN

    (platform: 3DS)
    WayForward has struck gold once again, as the studio continues to prove its skill at crafting superb game designs for Nintendo platforms.
  • 80

    Joystiq

    (platform: 3DS)
    Hey Ice King is a potent distillation of everything that makes the cartoon such an uncommon, endearing powerhouse, and out of all the things I assumed this game would be, that was never, ever one of them.
  • 80

    Gaming Nexus

    (platform: 3DS)
    It's a beloved series, so it's only fitting that WayForward deliver a quality title that is worthy of the Adventure Time name.
  • 77

    Worth Playing

    (platform: 3DS)
    Hey, Ice King! does what a good licensed game is supposed to do but few actually accomplish nowadays: It's well-crafted game that shows care and polish, but it also serves as a good gateway to the "Adventure Time" cast, world and style of humor, with fan service besides.
  • 75

    Destructoid

    (platform: 3DS)
    With 50+ characters from seasons 1-3 of the show in appearance, it feels like more than a love letter to fans. It's closer to an expertly blended Megazord of everything that makes the show great. If you are a huge fan of Adventure Time, and/or are a less experienced videogame player, feel free to tack two points on to the score.
  • 70

    Machinima

    (platform: 3DS)
    Proven gameplay mechanics and the wacky sense of humor that is Adventure Time make the game a blast to play from start to finish. Just don't expect to be playing it all that long.
  • 70

    GamesBeat

    (platform: 3DS)
    Fun and endearing, and it advances a game long lost to thoughtless rereleases and troubled mechanics. But it doesn't quite know how to solve all of Zelda II's problems, and where it succeeds, it also struggles.
  • 70

    Nintendo Life

    (platform: DS)
    If you're a fan of the show this game is an absolute must-buy and not to be missed. However, if you're a newcomer to the series you may want to steer clear of these lumps, or else you're in for a confusing, but absolutely algebraic, ride.
  • 70

    GamesRadar

    (platform: 3DS)
    It's a flawed journey, mostly due to the hard-to-use inventory system, but it's definitely an adventure worth taking for anyone interested in an absolutely math journey through Ooo.
  • 70

    Game Revolution

    (platform: 3DS)
    Adventure Time's main fault is its length. It's a short game, which feels a bit like a downloadable title for console in size. It does have a New Game Plus mode with harder enemies, but starting the game with all the existing upgrades did not seem to be that much more challenging, even with an increased difficulty level.
  • 65

    EGM

    (platform: 3DS)
    Adventure Time is, first and foremost, for fans. Love the show and a good platformer? This game's for you. Expecting more, however, will only disappoint.
  • 60

    Giant Bomb

    (platform: 3DS)
    Ooo is lovingly rendered here, and the character art and animation is really sharp. Unfortunately, visuals aren't everything, and the actual act of playing Hey Ice King! is something that cannot be ignored.
  • 60

    DarkStation

    (platform: 3DS)
    It would be really hard for me to recommend Adventure Time:Hey Ice King!Why'd you steal our garbage?!! for anyone who wasn't a fan of the show, even at its discounted price of $30.As a game it's solid, neither particularly good or bad.Still, if you like Adventure Time and want to experience more of it, this is a pretty good way to do that.
  • 60

    Polygon

    (platform: 3DS)
    Its genuinely funny moments are powered by insightful perspective on gaming's many cliches, yet it does very little with that knowledge, settling for shallow, repetitive gameplay.
  • 55

    NintendoWorldReport

    (platform: 3DS)
    It's disappointing that while Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?! does its license justice, the mechanical side of things doesn't translate as well. The game refuses to make a name for itself, instead relying on nostalgia to cover its mistakes.
  • 50

    Thunderbolt

    (platform: 3DS)
    The overall experience of Adventure Time is just fine if not hampered by its reliance on old design. It's inoffensive and is a fun one-off novelty at best.

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