Critic & User Reviews
Adventure Time on the 3DS! OH MY GLOB!
posted by Kooey (RIVERVALE, NJ) Nov 25, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Adventure Time, c'mon and grab your friends...
posted by thetruth12 (MARSHFIELD, WI) Nov 24, 2012
Member since Feb 2010
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The game really shines in it's fantastic animations and graphics that fit perfectly. The music is great (the rendition of the theme song after winning a random enemy encounter is awesome), and the controls are among the best I've encountered in a handheld game in some time. If you're old enough to remember Zelda 2 you will definitely feel some of that nostalgia coming back when you fire this game up... it feels like a polished, updated, fine-tuned version with AT characters. You'll also feel a little Banjo-Kazooie with Finn and Jake's gameplay interactions.
I loved this game, but there were a few gripes I had with it. First off, and probably the biggest reason that I score it an 8 was the length of the game. I really had just started getting into it and BAM, the Ice King dropped his last riddle - all in all I'm guessing it clocked in at about 5 hours, would have liked to see it go at least 10. I realize it's a handheld game built for short gaming sessions, but it definitely leaves you wanting more. There is a new game plus, but it doesn't add anything new as far as I know, just a higher difficulty level. Which brings me to my next small complaint - it's too easy - which is understandable for a cartoon based video game built for a younger crowd, but when you can breeze through without breaking a sweat...
However, none of those complaints prevent Adventure Time from being the most important thing for a video game to be - fun! It's a dang good weekend diversion and well worth your time...
Who'd have thought....
posted by KamenRiderZero (KEENE, NH) Nov 28, 2012
Member since Dec 2011
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
But somehow, combining the 2 makes for an insanely fun enjoyable game.
If you're a fan of the source material, you'll get the most out of it. There's a theme song on the title screen, a few voice samples and even a mathematical jingle whenever you collect a level-up item.
The controls work well, and you get new abilities pretty regularly. The inventory system is simple & intuitive. Overall, the difficulty is well balanced ( though I only died once due to me being too absent minded to realize the obvious thing to do ).
I only have 2 complaints: first, the game is really short. You'll easily get from start to finish in 10 hours or less. Second, every time you get or use a key item you inventory screen switches from your usable items to the key items. It's a minor thing, but it does get annoying after a while.
Loads of fun!
posted by CommonWraith (GRAFTON, NH) Nov 20, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful
I am twenty-two years old, and I love this game. It has beautiful artwork, and plays much like a classic. I don't see it as being a rip-off of Zelda II, but more of an homage to the classic. Wonderful game. Glad I purchased.
Like every one else...
posted by NewPenny (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Jun 10, 2013
Member since Jun 2013
Awesome sound track; one of the best in my opinion.
True to the show; I think they included most of the characters. Every one acts as they should.
Easy/Quick. I beat all bosses but Ice King on the first try. I also get that the riddles sucked because Ice King is dumb, but you can solve them instantly.
Over all: Luckily we are all on game fly, so I would suggest renting this game for a couple of days; not buying it.
Adventure time: A very fun game
posted by Ninjaian1425 (MINOOKA, IL) Jun 7, 2013
Member since Jun 2013
Adventure Time 3DS Review
posted by tr89 (WAYLAND, NY) May 15, 2013
Member since May 2013
posted by battlemouth (SOMERVILLE, MA) Feb 28, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
What Time Is It?
posted by CurtTheHero (UPLAND, CA) Feb 25, 2013
Member since Dec 2012
(Recommended For: Fans of the Adventure Time series, Fans of retro games)
Fun though a little easy for experienced gamers.
posted by tiloho (IRON RIVER, MI) Feb 14, 2013
Member since Jun 2005
Fetch Quest made into Game
posted by OneLastSpartan (ROUND LAKE, IL) Jan 23, 2013
Member since Jan 2012
Great game, but too complicated for kids
posted by tricadecaphobia (TAMPA, FL) Jan 1, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
Adventure Time: Link and LSP's Lovechild
posted by GameMonkey27 (SAINT LOUIS, MO) Dec 9, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
Sound: The music in this game is very good. It is Zelda like lullaby tunes with a rock n roll flair. Jeremy Shada and John DiMaggio reprise their roles as Finn and Jake, and deliver a solid, hilarious performance. 9
Gameplay: Think Zelda 2s sidescrolling, but good. Lots of entertaining boss fights and enemies. But a LOT of backtracking. This takes away from the experience a bit. This game is also very short (roughly 6 hours, by my count), so not worth full price here. 7.5
Graphics: Cartoony and stylized, perfect to fit the show's background. Vibrant colors help in portraying a happy world that needs to be saved. 9
Writing: Light on story, heavy on characters and humor. Almost every major character can be found somewhere and is worked into the story and gameplay. But, as i said in order to make this game longer, they could have spread these characters out more and made the game longer. Maybe in the sequel. Banter between Ice King & Finn & Jake is funny, captalizing on what has made the series so successful. Perfect for any Adventure Time fan. 8.5
This game is definitely worth the rent if you are interested ina good side-scrolling, action/adventure-rpg with platformer and puzzler elements, and is perfect for a fan of the series. 8.5
A Really, Really Short Game
posted by Shad0wStalker1 (AUBURN, WA) Dec 3, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
Length 3.0: FIVE HOURS! THAT HOW LONG IT TOOK TO BEAT THIS GAME! Even for a 3DS game, that's short. I was expecting at least 10 hours, but no, we just got five.
Replay Value 3.1: There is not that much. When you complete the game, you unlock a harder mode but i doubt anyone is going to do that. You could also search for the wizard stars to fully upgrade yourself...thats it.
Gameplay 8.5: Adventure time pays homage to Zelda II, which is pretty cool and it also reminds me a little bit of Banjo-Kazooie. The bosses are fun, except for two. I found myself getting bored during the last 2 hours and a bit annoyed by the back tracking. But besides that, it's a fun game.
Overall 6.1: I wanted to give this a higher rating, but when you have a game this short, its hard to do so. If you love the show, or have kids that do, you might consider buying it. If not, then save your money and rent it for a day.
Cute, Fun, Way too Short
posted by RandaPrinc (ALBANY, OR) Dec 2, 2012
Member since Jan 2004
The game is pretty easy (except the final boss fight with the Ice King, which I still have not managed to beat). There's a lot of tedious walking around -- it would have been nice if there had been a way to jump from one place to another once you've gotten there. Also, it would have been nice to have a way to know how much life the boss you're fighting has left.
Inventory management is also a pain, since you have to double-click on an item to use it. That can be difficult when you're in the middle of a battle.
But hey, you probably aren't going to play this one for its gameplay. You're going to play it for the fun of making Finn and Jake run around the Land of Ooo. It's well worth playing, for that alone.