10 Cartoons You Didn’t Know Had Video Games
Looking back on their childhood experiences, many people remember waking up early and watching cartoons and playing video games all night, even when they weren’t supposed to. One of the best feelings is when a video game is announced centered around characters that fans have become attached to through anime.
By now, most video game and anime fans are familiar with the different Spongebob successful games or several South Park games, but what about some lesser-known cartoon series? Many fans would be surprised if some of their favorite cartoons were featured in a video game, but they didn’t even know it.
ten Gravity Falls: The Legend of the Gem Gnomes Remains a Mystery
Almost everyone who was a fan of cartoons in the early 2010s knows Gravity Falls. This series tells the story of two children, Dipper Pines and Mabel, who move with their “Grunkle” Stan to Gravity Falls and realize that the place is full of mysteries to solve.
Despite its popularity, many fans are unaware of the video game released at the height of its popularity called Gravity Falls: Legend Of The Gnome Gemules, released for Nintendo 3D. This puzzle adventure/puzzle features an original story not seen in the cartoon and should be a must-play for any fan of the series.
9 CatDog: Quest For The Golden Hydrant is a classic
Cat dog is one of Nickelodeon’s most successful comedy cartoons, featuring a conjoined cat and dog who must face off on a daily basis. While this cartoon was hugely successful between 1998 and 2005, Cat dog only received one video game in 1999 called CatDog: Quest For The Golden Mouth.
Release only on PC, CatDog: Quest For The Golden Hydrant features several mini-games that the player must beat to help CatDog find the Golden Hydrant. While fans usually need Windows 95/98 to run this game, they can find it for free on various websites.
8 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro AM is as unpredictable as the show
Like many adult cartoons, Aqua Teen Hunger Force received a video game in 2007 for the Playstation 2. Aqua Teen Hunger Force aired for over 15 years on Adult Swim and featured three talking fast food items that are all housemates.
As random as the name Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro AM sounds, the game is appropriate because it is a golf game that also involves combat and racing segments. It might have been a little too random as the game got terrible reviews, but that shouldn’t stop fans of the series from trying this game.
seven Captain Planet and the Planeteers are an underrated gem
Captain Planet and the Planters was one of the most successful and iconic cartoons of the early 90s. This series was about a group of kids called Planeteers who were selected to save the earth from things like pollution. When all of their powers combined, they created a superhero named Captain Planet.
This series received only one video game, released on a few different consoles, including the NES and the Sega Mega Drive. This platformer has received strong reviews and any Captain Planet fan should give this game a try.
6 Johnny Bravo in The Hukka-Mega-Mighty-Ultra-Extreme Date-O-Rama Talks What Fans Would Expect
For those who didn’t watch anime in the late 90s and early 2000s, Johnny Bravo was a popular comedy cartoon on Cartoon Network. This series features Johnny Bravo, a muscular man living with his mother, who tries to flirt with a different woman in each episode.
While the name of the video game is long, a name like Johnny Bravo in the Hukka-Mega-Mighty-Ultra-Extreme Date-O-Rama is very appropriate. In this game for Playstation 2, the player must answer a series of questions on a game show so that Johnny can win a date with a woman.
5 Camp Lazlo: Leaky Lake Games Captures is a surprise addition to the Gameboy library
Most 2000s cartoon fans might know Camp Lazlo, but others may not, as it only aired on Cartoon Network from 2004 to 2008. This comedy show focused on Lazlo and the other bean accounts at a summer camp called Camp Kidney .
Surprisingly Camp Lazlo received a game adaptation on the Gameboy Advanced called Camp Lazlo: Leaky Lake Games. In this game, the player takes on the role of Lazlo and his other roommates in the “Jelly Bean” cabin to compete in a series of mini-games against fan-favorite characters like Scout Master Lumpis. Fans of the series can find this game cheap, so they should give it a try.
4 Johnny Test fans should experience the Nintendo DS game
While many anime fans have mixed reviews of this show, there’s no denying that Johnny’s essay has left its mark over the nine years it has aired on Cartoon Network. Johnny’s essay is the story of a child named Johnny and his talking dog Dukey curing their daily boredom by testing his sister’s experiments.
In 2011, the series got a video game called “Johnny’s essayfor the Nintendo DS. This platformer follows Johnny saving his friends from many of the series’ villains, such as Bling-Bling Boy and Wacko. Johnny’s essay receiving another reboot recently, it will be interesting to see if it gets another video game.
3 El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera is yet another cartoon game on Playstation 2
If few anime fans know about this Nickelodeon show, it’s because it’s only 26 episodes long and only lasted a year. The Tiger follows a child named Manny growing up in a criminal iteration of Mexico. Manny has superpowers and struggles to decide if he wants to be a superhero like his father or a super villain like his grandfather.
The playstation game El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera is a short platform game where players can switch between three playable characters Manny, Frida and Black Cuervo. A DS version was released, but a Wii version was canceled after the show cut after just one season.
2 Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun Remained Secret
Although diehard fans loved this series, Secret Saturdays was another Cartoon Network series from the early 2000s canceled only after a few seasons. This cartoon centered on Zak, the son of a family called the Saturdays that focused on finding and protecting cryptids.
Despite its short duration, the series was released Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun on Playstation 2, Playstation Portable, Nintendo DS and Wii. This game is an action/adventure game with a story similar to the events of the cartoon series. Fans can find this game on the cheap if they’re interested in a less told Saturdays story.
1 Generator Rex: Agent Of Providence Doesn’t Quite Capture The Underrated Series
Rex Generator is an underrated gem in Cartoon Networks history that ended after three years on the air. The story follows a fifteen-year-old boy named Rex who can manipulate his body into a machine after being infected with “nanites” caused by an explosion.
This series has a game called Generator Rex: Agent of Providence, released on all major consoles in 2011. Unfortunately for fans of this series, the original story of this game is very short and was not worth the price. However, if Rex Generator fans want more, the game is now very affordable and may be worth a look.
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