Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion 3DS

  • Publisher: Crave
  • Release Date: Jun 2, 2011
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 27
  2. Negative: 8 out of 27
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  1. Mar 23, 2014
    7
    The game includes a lot of great shows like Johnny Bravo, Kids Next Door, Samurai Jack, and a lot more classic Cartoon Network cartoons. The game play is like a downgraded version of Super Smash Brothers and the characters start to get boring somewhat quick although the story line is great! I just wish it included more characters like Courage the Cowardly Dog, Cow and Chicken, and otherThe game includes a lot of great shows like Johnny Bravo, Kids Next Door, Samurai Jack, and a lot more classic Cartoon Network cartoons. The game play is like a downgraded version of Super Smash Brothers and the characters start to get boring somewhat quick although the story line is great! I just wish it included more characters like Courage the Cowardly Dog, Cow and Chicken, and other classic cartoons. Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2011
    5
    A decent game. if you are a cartoon network fan, you will love it. The Gameplay is alright (Not even close to Smash Bros.) . The 3-d aspect is fantastic and adds to the game. The main problem though, is that this is the most glitchy game have ever played. You can't go through 30 minutes without the screen freezing up in story mode. The game was a let down for me. Without the glitches,A decent game. if you are a cartoon network fan, you will love it. The Gameplay is alright (Not even close to Smash Bros.) . The 3-d aspect is fantastic and adds to the game. The main problem though, is that this is the most glitchy game have ever played. You can't go through 30 minutes without the screen freezing up in story mode. The game was a let down for me. Without the glitches, would've given this game a 7, but sadly the glitches make an otherwise good game... suck. Expand
  3. Nov 26, 2011
    7
    Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion is an Average Game That is A Super Smash Bros.Clone That is Okay. Emphasis on Okay. It is Fun on Battle Mode, Hard on Story Mode and Packs a decent Super Smash Bros. Clone, 7 Out of 10, 71.4% Out of 100%, Rent it Before Buying it to see if you Like It
  4. Oct 17, 2014
    5
    Horrible Super Smash Bros Clone! I mean it! What´s the point to unite all of your favorite characters from TV and copy the smash formula if they can´t get it right?
  5. Jan 22, 2015
    7
    The main gripe about this game is that it didn't have new characters (i.e Finn, Jake, Mordecai, Rigby, Gumball etc etc). This game is meant to remember the old characters like Chowder and Numbah 1. There is a wide selection of characters, along with good gameplay and graphics. Though, I recommend the re-release for the consoles, as it has a larger selection of characters (Johnny BravoThe main gripe about this game is that it didn't have new characters (i.e Finn, Jake, Mordecai, Rigby, Gumball etc etc). This game is meant to remember the old characters like Chowder and Numbah 1. There is a wide selection of characters, along with good gameplay and graphics. Though, I recommend the re-release for the consoles, as it has a larger selection of characters (Johnny Bravo being an example), and slightly better graphics Expand
  6. Sep 30, 2016
    5
    This game isn't as bad as people say it is.
    But it also isn't as good as people say it is.
    It's so-so. This game excels in some spots and fails in others, the character models and other graphics look like they were literally lifted from the shows they're from (Mac and Bloo being the best example, they look incredible.) Meanwhile the same three or 4 voice actors voicing characters
    This game isn't as bad as people say it is.
    But it also isn't as good as people say it is.

    It's so-so.

    This game excels in some spots and fails in others, the character models and other graphics look like they were literally lifted from the shows they're from (Mac and Bloo being the best example, they look incredible.) Meanwhile the same three or 4 voice actors voicing characters they didn't in the shows is distracting, as well as the sound and music design being honestly awful (Music is way too quiet and the sound effects are lame)the controls are iffy and the combat is odd. that being said, it's obvious quite a bit of love and thought was put into this little product, whether it be having space ghost as the narrator or including some characters you really wouldn't expect to be here, to the surprisingly bigger than expected Story Mode. It's not anywhere near enough to make it stand out or even compete with smash bros however, especially since smash for 3DS has been out for some time now.

    All that being said however, this is still a decently fun and interesting game. It's no masterpiece, hell it's not really even that good, but there's just something charming about it. I bought this, Etrian Odyssey IV, and Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon at the same time and i honestly keep finding myself coming back to it.

    Overall, if this game looks like it'll interest you pick it up, it's fairly cheap and although there is a much better XL version out now on other consoles, this version is still worth looking at if you want the portability.

    But it all comes down to one thing.

    $20 to play as Captain Planet? Sign me up.
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  7. Feb 17, 2016
    5
    It's Super Smash Bros. for Cartoon Network fans. Get the real games starting with the latest installments on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U instead of buying this.
  8. Dec 29, 2015
    5
    It's a perfectly decent game, with a few flaws including unbalanced characters, a repetitive story mode, and laggy multiplayer, but Smash triumphs over it in every way. Just get SSB4.
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. May 29, 2012
    40
    If you watch Cartoon Network during the day you may like it, if you prefer their Adult Swim shows avoid.
  2. May 29, 2012
    50
    Super Smash Bros in all but name, this basic fighter just doesn't do enough with its fighting engine or character-rich licence.
  3. Games Master UK
    Apr 27, 2012
    51
    Second rate Smash Bros. with a first-rate cast. Fun for a bit, but quickly gets tired. [June 2012, p.83]