Platform: Nintendo DS & 3DS systems
Publisher: D3 Publisher
Developer: WayForward Technologies
Rating: [5 of 5]
Review: by Dolores Peters
If you grew up in the 80′s, like I did, you might have fond memories of playing “pretend” with your best friends. You would make up stories that required you to imagine that the corner at the end of the block was a mystical, far away land and that you and your friends were fantastic characters who knew all manner of magic and martial arts. You set up the most ridiculous objectives and you have to fight the scariest and most powerful of evil villains to reach your goal. That is the exact kind of feeling that Pendleton Ward’s animated series, Adventure Time, gives to its thousands of fans. Due to the show’s vast popularity, Adventure Time has expanded into the gaming world via the Nintendo DS and 3DS hand-held consoles. Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage!? is the first full-fledged adventure game to emerge from the property. It was developed by WayForward Technologies and released by D3 Publisher in November of 2012. It is a classic..well…adventure game and is most comparable to Zelda II: Adventure of Link. There are many levels of varying difficulty and plenty of special items that must be attained before gaining entry into other regions of the Land of Ooo. It seems as though the entire roster of beloved characters are present in the game and stand ready to help or sometimes to harm. There is also a great deal of nods and in-jokes that a fan of the series would feel good about seeing within the game, as well as a few surprises that keep the player interested.
I truly love this game. It is fun, it’s witty and it’s nostalgic. It does take me back to a time when being a goofy, imaginative kid (with strong morals) was all the work I had to do.