Cheats and Walkthroughs
Cheats and Walkthroughs
Cheats and Walkthroughs
Cartoons serve as the perfect foundation for an amazing video game. The characters, the story arches, the tone, and the art design are all already laid out for you. Plus cartoons already have a dedicated fanbase. Why go through the trouble of thinking up an original IP when you can just watch some cartoons for inspiration?
There are plenty of game developers who think the same way as many video games based on cartoons already exist. Games based on SpongeBob SquarePants
, Toy Story 3
, and even the Transformers
have all made an impact in the gaming industry. But there are still some cartoons that never got the video game treatment. Some didn't make the cut because they appeal too much too girls, or because they were simply made in a time where there were very few video games. Some did get games but they sucked so I'm pretending they don't count. For whatever reason, these cartoons need to be games, good games.
Jem and The Holograms SingStar
The 80s were a magical time full of confusing haircuts and confusing placement of spandex. During this colorful time there was a popular cartoon called Jem. The show centered around Jerrica and her alter-ego Jem. Jem's band, The Holograms, traveled around the world, singing, and going on adventures. The show was made by the same people who brought us G.I. Joe. Pretty amazing, right?
Sadly, since this cartoon was released in the mid-80s it didn't get the video game it so rightfully deserved. Now is the time to make a Jem game, strike while the iron is cold, 25 years cold. I suggest making a Jem and The Holograms Singstar. Sing-a-long to all hits including "Jem Theme" and "Show Me The Way."
Pinky and the Brain's Domination
Pinky and the Brain was one of the most entertaining cartoons of my youth. I spent countless hours pondering what Brain was pondering. Whenever Pinky asked, "What are we going to do tonight?" I questioned with him. What are we going to do Brain? He would answer as I stared at the TV screen. "The same thing we do every night. Try to take over the world."
A Pinky and the Brain video game should be just that: Taking over the world. It's really not much a leap to suggest that Sid Meirer takes a break from civilizing and let Pinky and the Brain step in. Pinky and the Brain: Domination would be very similar to the Civilization games except slightly more evil. And with mice. The RTS would use more creative ways of conquering like hypnotic food additive, propaganda videos and controlling tornadoes with remote controls.
Captain Planet: Global Warning
Captain Planet does already have a game, in fact technically it has five. They came out over twenty years ago so for today's generation, they may as well not exist. The sad thing is that today we need Captain Planet more than ever. Deforestation, oil spills, and the threat of nuclear war are exactly the types of issues the Planeteers were made for. They understand that saving our planet is the thing to do and that looting and polluting is not the way.
Captain Planet: Global Warning would focus on the year 2012. You play as one of the members of the Planeteers: Water, Wind, Fire, Earth or Heart. You and the other planateers must go on missions to help save the planet. Only when your powers combine can you call on Captain Planet to help defeat enemies. Once Captain Planet is summoned the game becomes a third-person shooter. The rest of the game would be level based with each level having its own boss, like Hoggish Greed or Sly Sludge. There's even a villain named Duke Nukem. Are you listening GearBox? There's serious potential for a crossover there.
Bambi's Big Game Hunter: Bambi's Revenge
Disney likes to make games based off their cartoons, movies, rides, TV shows, and anything else they can squeeze a few extra dollars out of. But for some reason the acclaimed cartoon movie, Bambi, never received this interactive honor. Maybe it's because the movie came out in 1942, decades before video games came to exist, or maybe it was never made into a game because it's about about a cute baby dear whose mother is tragically murdered by a hunter. We may never know.
I for one think Bambi's plot is a great premise for a game. Hunting games are old news though. What about Bambi's life after his mother's untimely death? I smell a spin-off. I call the game Bambi's Big Game Hunter: Bambi's Revenge. Scorn, angry, and abandoned, teen-Bambi is on his own to defend his forest from the hunters, who are also nazis, that way it's okay to shoot them. Bambi will finally get the closure he needs and the forest will get a savior.
An American Tail: Fievel's Redemption
An American Tail is the story of Fievel Mousekewitz, a Russian-Jewish immigrant and mouse. He and his family immigrate to America because evil cats have destroyed their village. The journey to America is turbulent and Fievel falls overboard. His family fears him dead but has to go on without him. Fievel must embark on a epic adventure to reunite with his grieving family. I'll give you a minute to stop crying...
I propose that An American Tail gets a legitimate video game. Fievel would be the main protagonist in this action-adventure game set in 1885 New York. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, the movie's sequel was made into a SNES game but it lacked any real violence so it hardly counts. The new Fievel game would feature a fully-armed Fievel ready to reunite with his family at any cost. It would be darker, more gritty take on the movie. I'd call it Fievel's Redemption or maybe Red Dead Fievel.