Critic & User Reviews
CN punch time explosion not half bad
posted by MaxGLEE1030 (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Jun 18, 2011
Member since May 2011
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Cartoon Network Punchtime Explosion
posted by gameguru937 (BRISTOL, NH) Jul 14, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
1 The controls are a little slow somewhat unresponsive making it so you use moves you don't want to.
2 The voice actors. the voices sound unfitting and the characters are talking all the time. Having to hear, "Science, why have you betrayed me?!?" or, "I'm not your boyfriend!!" over and over again makes you just want to turn the sound off. So aside from that this game is quite good if you are a cartoon network fan, this is for you, if not, stick with smash bros. or street fighter. Overall I give this game an 8/10
okay for a Cartoon Network game
posted by Edfail (COLLEGE POINT, NY) Jun 15, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
not a good game for me
posted by eman603 (LUMBERTON, NJ) Jun 18, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
2 out of 5 gamers (40%) found this review helpful
I got to Chowder and Ben Ten and then kept going back to the beginning of the level of Ben Ten.
cartoon network punch time explosion
posted by herbay (RONKS, PA) May 12, 2012
Member since May 2012
CN can do better
posted by alex1609 (WESTON, FL) Mar 9, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
Graphics: One of the first 3DS games, the graphics may look a bit unpolished sometimes, like something was lost in the transition from 2D cartoons to 3D characters. The movies could use more work too, like having actual animation instead of still 2D characters moving in a paper-like scenario, which somehow doesn't fit with the game's melee style. The 3D effect could've been exploited here as in every other aspect of the game. PTEs are the only thing in the game worth of playing in 3D.
Plot/Story: Well, nothing original here. Characters facing off through different cartoon dimensions can't be that different from other crossovers. Some were more fun than others, and the ending was sort of unexpected.
Sound: Well, here's something that didn't come out right at all. Music was not as memorable as I would've expected. There were a couple of tunes I enjoyed but not all of them. SFX was OK but the character's voice over bits were horrible. If you don't want to do the whole track ala Zelda rumblings I understand, but there were some catch phrases thrown in there just for the sake of it. Sometimes, they didn't even make sense. This was a major fail.
Gameplay: If you're looking for SSB look alike, you got it here. Things are pretty random even when you think you've mastered a character; yet, that's what we like about these games. However, some stuff felt a bit unbalanced. Not only the character but the way the percentage thing works: it's much more harder to throw your enemies out of the fray than it looks. Multi-player suffers the same feeling. The special parts in the story mode could be more interesting but give a nice touch. The grab button is a bit buggy sometimes, which is a shame given the items and assists are really good. I like the way PTEs were carried out, is more entertaining than the Super Smash mechanic.
My Score: 6/10
posted by JLM264 (OMAHA, NE) Nov 26, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
posted by christine111 (MYRTLE BEACH, SC) Nov 4, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
posted by Jdavis490 (FAR ROCKAWAY, NY) Oct 23, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
cartoon network puchtime explosion
posted by cjtsamjoe (ORLANDO, FL) Sep 4, 2011
Member since Sep 2011
posted by ijarritos1 (CUMMING, GA) Aug 23, 2011
Member since Aug 2011
If you're a real big fan of Ben 10 and the old cartoons they cancled, you may like it. But the game wasn't for me.
Horrible Cash In!
posted by mrkatamari (HYNDMAN, PA) Aug 18, 2011
Member since Oct 2008
Anyhow, the game is quite frankly, broken. The controls for combat is are really rather atrocious, and the pre-set button mapping just isn't enough to make the fighting feel fluid or natural. It lacks depth, polish, but most of all--its just not fun.
Maybe even worse than its technical flaws is the fact that the game is actually not very good at using its characters to appeal to its target audience. Yeah, you see characters and they interact to an extent--but the game lacks any of the style or substance of the shows its cast comes from.
I also found the difficulty to be erratic. I'm not the best gamer in the world, but I'm likely more skilled than an 11 year old is. So the fact that some portions of this game were hard and tedious for me means that a kid would probably either lose interest or just get super upset. It just isn't fun. Go watch Cartoon Network instead, or play Super Smash Brothers Brawl.