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Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!! by D3 Publisher of America

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Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!! is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 9.
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  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Publisher: D3 Publisher of America
  • Developer: D3 Publisher of America
  • Category: Action

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Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!! is the first video game based on the radical, Emmy nominated Cartoon Network show about two close friends - Jake, a wise old dog with a big kind heart, and Finn, a silly kid who wants more than anything else to become a great hero. Players will explore the Land of Ooo and set out on heroic quests, as their favorite characters Finn and Jake, in a unique action adventure experience. Adventure Time show creator Pendleton Ward is also heavily involved with the game creation, including the design of a brand new storyline, concept, and quests.

Finn and Jake wake up one morning to find their trash stolen by the Ice King! Jake couldn't care less about half-eaten bananas, crumpled up math notes, and old chicken diapers - but when the Ice King uses these stolen goods to construct a Garbage Princess, our heroes embark on a fantastical adventure and teach him a lesson! Journey through the Land of Ooo in an offbeat adventure and discover perilous dungeons, unimaginable treasures, the true meaning of friendship, and never-ending fun!

  • An original storyline and concept written by series creator Pendleton Ward brings the adventure and fun of the series to gamers for the first time!
  • Classic Action Adventure gameplay with top and side views for overworld exploration and dungeon combat.
  • Journey through the Land of Ooo, conquer dungeons, collect awesome treasure, and complete crazy quests!
  • Appearances from popular characters like Princess Bubblegum, the Ice King, Lady Rainicorn, Tree Trunks, Lumpy Space Princess, Marceline and more will help - or distract - you during your adventure.
  • Do battle as Finn and kick butt with an array of punch attacks, kicks, and awesome sword strikes!
  • Use Jake's magical stretchy powers to form bridges, change into a boat, and become tiny or huge!
  • Find rare battle abilities to have Finn and Jake perform team moves like the Fist Smash, the Downward Sword-Thrust or the Twirling Death Blossom!
  • Explore multiple lands from the show like the Grasslands, Candy Kingdom, Red Rock Pass and Ice Kingdom.

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ADVENTURE TIME, CARTOON NETWORK, the logos, and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © 2012 Cartoon Network. D3Publisher and its logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D3Publisher of America, Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story It's wonderful story with many challenges that only add to the overall experience. As you play you have not only the storyline but a massive explorable environment that allows you to make the story in your own way.
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's Alright I consider myself a pretty big Adventure Time fan. Considering this, it's no surprise that I've purchased most of the video games associated with the series. For the most part, these games have been pretty hit or miss, and this game is no exception. Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!! was an overall enjoyable experience. It took me five hours to beat, and I did it all in one sitting. The difficulty is extremely easy (that is, until the extremely difficult final boss), which makes this an easy recommendation for parents that want to gift this to their child. Unfortunately, it will feel a little boring for experienced players. The good news is that I don't have any major complaints after playing. Looking at the big picture, it's a pretty good game. However, there were three minor complaints I had that took away from an otherwise great game. 1. The combat system: Don't get me wrong, the controls in this game were actually pretty great. I never found myself blaming the controls for any of my mistakes. However, the way that the combat in the game is structured annoyed me. Here's why: In most games of this genre (Platformer/ARPG), you encounter various enemies roaming throughout each level. In platformers, the enemies will usually drop useful items, currency, or otherwise help you amass some sort of valuable material in the game, even if it just contributes to your overall high score. On the other hand, RPG games tend to have enemies that give you XP points upon their defeat. In other words, you level up in most RPGs by defeating monsters, otherwise known as "grinding." The problem with AT:HIKWYSOG?!! is that while it appears that it's a hybrid of the two genres, it uses neither of these mechanics. Occasionally the enemies will drop food (in my experience, very rarely) that will give you a trivial health boost. However, all of the useful items can be found in various parts of the level, and often don't even "drop" from any sort of enemy at all. Additionally, the way in which you level up has nothing to do with enemies at all. Instead, you just need to find chests to open that boost one of your stats. Therefore, the game incentivizes a reckless style of game play, in which you can just "parkour" your way through the levels, finding the fastest way to jump over each enemy, or ignore them entirely. Looking back, I could have easily beaten the game again while attacking little to no enemies at all. It simply feels like developers put enemies into the levels because they felt like they had to. The developers attempted to fix this by adding semi-random encounters to the over world, and upon encountering one of these monsters, you are thrust into a subworld in which you fight enemies for a random item. While this does have more purpose than the standard enemies, I found this more of an unnecessary nuisance more than anything, and tried to avoid them at all cost when possible. 2. At times, the game felt tedious: It could just be a problem that comes with the fact that I marathon'ed this game, but there were a few things in AT:HIKWYSOG?!! that made the game feel sluggish, and very tedious. The biggest problem was the over world. Throughout the entire game, Finn/Jake must walk through the over world to get to various regions. This mechanic is fine, and brings some ARPG elements to the game, but the problem is that they walk at a snail's pace, and (as far as I know) you can't do anything to speed up the process. This wouldn't be a big deal if it were brief moments in which you use the over world, but it felt like over half of the game was spent waiting for Finn/Jake to crawl over to where I wanted to go. The game rewards exploration, but you never feel compelled to explore unless you know where you need to go, otherwise you could lose an hour of your time! Other factors also contributed to a tedious feeling throughout the game as well. For example, the ambiguity of the game had me stuck two or three times. Considering that a running gag throughout the game was how straightforward the Ice King's riddles are, I find it ironic that one of the game's flaws was that I couldn't figure out what it wanted me to do a few times. I ended up relying on the internet, only to find that I probably could have figured it out if it weren't for the game's ambiguous naming conventions. 3. The lack of overall polish: Although the game is designed much better than Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! for the 3DS (I'm still trying to forget about that game, but that's a whole other can of worms), it feels lackluster at times. Whether it's the low quality audio, the occasional visual bug (often times a sort of flicker effect), or the repetitive (although catchy) sound track, the game lacked the polish of other 3DS titles. It's a shame, because at first glance the game looks very nice, and I have to admit that the pixel art is very well done. Even though I feel like this shouldn't be an issue, it kept coming back into my head as I was playing, and it takes away from the immersive qualities of a game. With those complaints aside, I still feel that this game has its redeeming qualities. The story was pretty good, it had humor, it had a pretty good selection of weapons, the boss levels were actually pretty creative at times (I really enjoyed the 100 penguin rush), and the level design wasn't all that bad. But this brings me to the overarching problem of the game, and my final thoughts: Anything enjoyable about this game can be described as "pretty good." All in all, this game is typical for its genre: lots of backtracking, repetitive game play, and an emphasis on items with small puzzles in the dungeons. I'd definitely recommend this to a fellow Adventure Time fan who would appreciate the myriad of references scattered throughout the game as much as I, or the parent that wants to buy this game for their kid. On the other hand, while the elements that make the game are pretty good, it just doesn't feel groundbreaking, innovative, or refreshing in any way whatsoever. But let's be honest, I bought this game for ten dollars. Did I enjoy it? Heck yes, but let's just say that I won't be tackling the New Game+ mode any time soon.
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good fan title- First off, I love adventure time the show. When I saw this game with my recently purchased 3ds xl I knew it was a must-have. Unfortunately, the game does not surpass "average". It has the basic mechanics right, but the map structure and quests are poor. I liked the combat in the game, it was spot on. I did not like how the game quests were structured. Basically you are wandering in the Grasslands until you come to a forest or run into an adventure time NPC. It's frustrating having no one tell you where to go or what to do. I like it, but I don't love it.
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Is this for kids? I remember watching Adventure TIme and having to stop and ask "Is this for kids?" The cartoon itself sneaks some pretty deep lessons and subplot that it feels more like entertainment for those in their late teens and early 20's. It's not surprise in the boom of viewers in the demographic. In the same sense, I feel this game takes a page from that book. It isn't really the themes that I mean, though. Yes, there are things from the show that are either direct quotes or pay homage to the show. Fans will not miss the little things that appear in both game and show. However, the controls feel a little advanced for children. With the 2D animation, it's hard at some points to know when you're attacks will hit and when they'll just put your fist close enough to the enemy's sprite to LOOK like it's touching but not really do damage. In that sense. Judging when you'll be hit is a bit harder, too. It's something that takes a bit of getting used to and it does come at you fast as you have a limited amount of health in the beginning. The 3D portion of the game isn't as impressive as other games. It feels more like reading a 3D comic book, which still has some charm in it, but there isn't much to it after that. Other than that, there is a large retro appeal to the game as it mashes old school RPG elements with a side scrolling platform combat system. Older gamers will definitely feel nostalgic and remember the random battles of the past and alternating jump and attacking. The sound was pretty decent, getting soundbites from the show or possibly the original voice actors to chime in on some phrases. However, it's just blurbs and you'll be doing more reading than listening to the characters. The music has that retro feel and does feel like something you'd hear in the show. Unfortunately, I play it long enough to really be surprised by it. Fans of the franchise might want to pick it up, especially older fans who want to get the retro feel back again. However, for younger fans, I don't think this would be the exact game for them. Then again we grew up with these kinds of games and we turned out alright, right?
Date published: 2013-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WAY TO SHORT ! :c This game kicks math ! haha, i loved every second of gameplay, it was just to short i know they couldof added way more to the story. If you remember The Legend Of Zeld 2, its just like it but adventure time which is pretty sweet if you ask me. Your basic quests and awsome items, always fun. Great game, but seriously make another one because this one was very short. Good Buy !
Date published: 2012-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from how is this worse than ds version i think the game is better on 3ds i'v e played the demo and it was great! I love the tv show and the game is much like it
Date published: 2012-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IT'S ADVENTURE TIME!!!!!!!! "Adventure time!!!! Hey Ice King why'd you steal our garbage?!?!" is a game very reminiscent of "Zelda 2 the adventure of Link" and "Banjo Kazooie". The game is presented as a "Zelda 2" type of game, but the wackiness and gameplay feel like "Banjo kazooie". The game is roughly 5 hours with an additional quest totaling another 5 hours, not to mention the side-quests and missions, which makes the total play time 17hours, which isn't bad for a $30 price tag. I definitely reccoment checking this game out, Thank you for reading, and have a nice day.
Date published: 2012-12-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Another License Game If this didn't have the Adventure Time TV show game it wouldn't have been made. Only fans of the show should buy it.
Date published: 2012-12-16
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