Posted by Rob Rich on October 14th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
These days most network sites (especially those with cartoons like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network) are jam-packed with what could be interpreted as “way too much content.” Games, video clips, quizzes, etc. And now we have Cartoon Network Anything to bring that same glut of content to your iPhone.
Anything is a sort of potluck of bite-sized Cartoon Network goodies. Think of it as a sort of digital activity book. One moment you might be drawing a mustache on one of the Teen Titans, and the next you’ll have a dance-off with Adventure Time’s Banana Guy. Because, you know (I’m sorry in advance), “Anything Goes.”
You can download Cartoon Network Anything right now for free.
Oh Finn, when will you learn not to punch random things? Probably never, which is why Adventure Time Presents: Time Tangle is happening.
Time Tangle puts Finn in the awkward position of having to fix time after unwittingly screwing everything up by punching something he shouldn’t have. So he sets out to repair time by punching more stuff. I suppose a hero’s work is never done.
The game plays similarly to other third-person runners, however levels aren’t endless. Rather, they have specific goals such as carrying familiar characters around or chasing down banana guards as they carry off Lumpy Space Princess (as seen in the video below). You’ll be able to control Finn by tilting the screen to move side-to-side, tapping the left side to jump, and tapping the right side to punch. Or you could use the touch control options if you’d prefer to avoid tilting. Either way, it looks (and plays) quite well.
Adventure Time Presents: Time Tangle will be coming to the App Store “soon” as a premium release.
VentureBeat reports that Cartoon Network plans to do more with mobile gaming and is now working with Defiant, the creators of Ski Safari, to bring a Ski Safari-style Adventure Time game to the App Store. It will feature Finn and Jake skiing down a mountain to escape the Ice King as players collect and use special power-ups to go faster and higher. The game will remain similar in gameplay to Ski Safari, but add the humor of Adventure Time into the mix.
Check out the first screenshot below, courtesy of VentureBeat. Also, be sure to check out their full interview with Cartoon Network and Defiant.
Ghost Toasters – Regular Show is a creepy platform shooter where players must save the park from a ghost invasion. Fans of Cartoon Network’s Regular Show should prepare themselves to run with one of thirteen characters from the TV show while using some high-tech weapons and power-ups to make toast out of those ghosts! It offers 40 levels of action, just in time for Halloween!
Oh my Glob! It’s finally happened: Legends of Ooo – Adventure Time (no longer “Big Hollow Princess”) has received a new episode titled “The Library of Doom.” Lumpy Space Princess’ secrets have been stolen, and it’s up to Finn and Jake to recover them in an all new adventure featuring new original voicework for BMO, Finn, Jake, Flame Princess, and LSP. This is exciting news, especially since the only real problem people had with the original release was its length.
It’s made all the more exciting when you consider that “The Library of Doom” is currently free for a limited time. That’s right, if you already own Legends of Ooo and have beaten it to the Nightosphere and back, you can get your hands on the latest installment for free. If you don’t already own it, it’s $0.99. Stop stalling.
Sure, every TV network under the sun has an app for watching video clips and full-length episodes, but what about actual live streaming? Well, Cartoon Network is about to take a big step forward by offering live streaming of their content on their website as well as through their iOS app. What this hopefully means is that viewers will be able to watch their favorite shows as they air on TV, even while away from a TV.
Cartoon Network may be in a unique position to take advantage of this. Shows on most networks are caught in a quagmire of licensing between the TV networks and the studios that produce them. Wonder why Hulu Plus is required to watch shows on the go, and why some shows are still not available on mobile after subscribing? Licensing issues between the many entities with a hand in ownership of the shows.
However, Cartoon Network produces and owns a lot of the content that it airs, which may make live streaming to mobile much easier. This has the potential of making new episodes of shows like Adventure Time and Regular Show watchable from anywhere. There’s no word as to the specifics, but it is likely that these will require a pay TV subscription to access, just as their “Gold” episodes do. While no mention was made, the possibility does exist that their late-night network [adult swim] could also see this live-streaming, given that it has an app with identical features, but we should know more after their upfront on May 16th.
Gamania Digital Entertainment this week released Hero: 108 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The app is based on the popular Cartoon Network animated series by the same name.
Hero: 108 brings six mini-games to iOS, allowing fans to take on the High Roller and Zebra Brothers. In the app, you get to play as several characters from the show, including Lin Chung, Mighty Ray, Mystique Sonia, Jumpy Ghostface and Mr. No Hands.
In one mini-game, you have to protect Jumpy from arrows by tapping them to knock them down before they hit him. Another mini-game has you beating up the Rhino King by furiously tapping him as he approaches your character. If you don’t tap fast enough, it’s game over. One of my favorite mini-games takes on the form of air hockey – it’s Lin Chung versus Mighty Ray in a game of, well, air hockey.
Hero 108 is now available on the iTunes App Store for download. Until March 25, the app is available for free as a special promotion. Its publisher has yet to announce the price of the app for when the promotion ends, however.