Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion 3DS

  • Publisher:
  • Release Date:
Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion Image
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics What's this?

User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: This Cartoon Network Fighter is a crossover fighting game featuring the stars of Ben 10, Dexter's Laboratory, PowerPuff Girls, and more.
Buy On

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to continue:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Autoplay: On | Off
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. 75
    A wonderful example of how to make a good Smash Bros. send-up. It's not quite as polished as Nintendo's premier fighting franchise, but it is a fun experience with an entertaining and interesting single-player mode, as well as amusing multiplayer, if you can find the people around to play it.
  2. Nintendo Power
    May 6, 2011
    70
    Punch Time Explosion is not a trendsetter; that's for certain. But with no portable Super Smash Bros. in sight, it's a likeable interpretation that will curb your cravings--or start them anew. [May 2011, p.89]
  3. Jun 23, 2011
    70
    Solo fighters can also duke it out with the CPU, but the real draw here is CNPTE's surprisingly fleshed-out story mode. Lightning-quick combat, loads of unlockable characters, fun stages that effectively capture the flavor of the source material, and varied challenges should keep fans absorbed throughout. It's not about to rob Smash Bros. of its championship belt, but it's still a thumb-blistering good time for anyone who can claim to have spent a few couch-bound afternoons soaking in Cartoon Network's unique brand of boob-tube fare.
  4. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Mar 19, 2012
    56
    Shows promise, but the combat hasn't been fine-tuned carefully enough. [Apr 2012, p.94]
  5. Nintendo Gamer
    Feb 26, 2012
    52
    A passable clone of Nintendo's classic brawler is undermined by a frustrating single-player mode. You're better off waiting for the real thing instead. [Feb 2012, p.97]
  6. 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.
  7. May 29, 2012
    40
    If you watch Cartoon Network during the day you may like it, if you prefer their Adult Swim shows avoid.

See all 16 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Jun 23, 2011
    10
    This game was a huge surprise, because I thought it was just going to be shovelware based on all the different cartoons in the game. After sixThis game was a huge surprise, because I thought it was just going to be shovelware based on all the different cartoons in the game. After six hours deep into the storyline, I realized that Punch Time Explosion was not an attempt for the creators to make a quick buck. The game has great production value, great gameplay, and awesome wi-fi multiplayer (even though my roommates are better than me).

    We used to play a LOT of SSBB, and when we started playing Punch Time, it brought back some great memories. The game has a good range of characters that are nicely balanced. I actually like that the makers of the game followed some of the rules that Smash did. Your damage percentage goes up during a fight, which will make you fly farther off the arenas. The characters have Smash attacks that can be timed to do a lot of damage. I wish Smash was on 3DS, but since it's not, you can at least play Punch Time. It's easily the best smash fighter out there on 3DS.

    They definitely chose the best characters from Cartoon Network. Samurai Jack and the Powerpuff Girls are probably the best fighters, in my opinion. However, my roommates tend to use Dexter, Grim, Ben10, and Numbuh One the most. You'll have to play the game to find your best characters.

    The reason why I'm giving the game a 10, is because it's a brand new title on a brand new console, and offers quality art and gameplay. I was getting bored with playing Street Fighter, because I had already played it to death on 360. Of all the original titles for 3DS, this is the best one.
    Expand
  2. Oct 18, 2011
    9
    This is a good fun game. It could be better. There are a lot of great elements such as the characters, combat and so on. Personally, it was aThis is a good fun game. It could be better. There are a lot of great elements such as the characters, combat and so on. Personally, it was a lot of fun for me and my family.
    DaddyGamer15 was hired from the development studio, which I heard from a team member. He is bitter about the developer, therefore vent his frustration on this site. Metacritic should have filtered it and figured out personal agenda and attack on his comment.
    Expand
  3. Jun 23, 2011
    9
    As an old time Cartoon Network show fan (especially Dexter and Power Puff Girls) this game really hits the spot. It comes with a great singleAs an old time Cartoon Network show fan (especially Dexter and Power Puff Girls) this game really hits the spot. It comes with a great single player experience that combines fun game play and combat with platform elements and mini-games that make this feel refreshing and fun from start to end. Further if you have some friends around it lets you play up to 4 players Wi-fi and lets you battle it all out. It is a plus if you are familiar with Super Smash controls as this game mimics those and it will give you and edge fighting your friends (or AI if you have no one around) or just beating up enemies in single player. Expand
  4. 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 SmashIt'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. Expand
  5. 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 isA 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
  6. May 11, 2013
    3
    my review is lengthy, but covers the whole game plot.

    the game is similar to SSBB, but the controls are slippery at first. i've beaten the
    my review is lengthy, but covers the whole game plot.

    the game is similar to SSBB, but the controls are slippery at first. i've beaten the whole game on my wii just to get through those long and hard stages, and possibly the hard bosses.
    as for the voice actings, i give it an e- for the terrible voice actings such as dexter's new voice, grim's and johnny bravo's.

    ok, here are the things that the PTE could be improved in the sequel on the wii u, ps4, PS vita, xbox 720, and the 3DS:

    dee dee could be a playable character portrayed by kat cressida, little suzy as a playable character portrayed by mae whitman (hint: the character model is from johnny bravo season 1) lee lee as a playable character voiced by kath soucie, manaphy and victini as an unlockable character for 300 points portrayed by michele knotz and grey delisle, and mawile (a female one) as a starter character portrayed by tara strong. also the cartoon network PTE 2's bosses are in the following example:

    kyurem (both white and black formes) and red genesect, dark vegan, boogey and creeper, charmcaster, and both the remote control and it's twin ultra remote (sends out 20 enemies).

    the assists would be of the following example:
    mindy (billy and mandy, she saps you for damage when latched on), meloetta (her singing confuses the opponent, then damages you in it's aria forme), dukey test (bites and rams into you), and numbuh 362 (hugs you, and saps you for medium-high damage).

    ok, finally, lets wrap this sequel up with the controls of the following example.
    mawile's normal smash is a quick focus punch that inflicts around 37-48 damage, and her signature PTE is a combination of swords dance and belly drum, and gains invincibility for 1 minute. and when her PTE is activated, and when she attacks anyone (including boss enemies), the enemies and bosses get damaged really significantly.

    and that's how the upcoming punch time explosion sequel would be made one day.

    other words, i give this game a d minus for some flaws and voice actings.
    Expand
  7. Jul 22, 2015
    0
    The worst game that ripped off Super Smash Bros. series. Very painful graphics, Horrible music, No online, **** GAMEPLAY, Shortest length toThe worst game that ripped off Super Smash Bros. series. Very painful graphics, Horrible music, No online, **** GAMEPLAY, Shortest length to beat the whole **** game, Bad cutscenes in story mode, Same controls and a lot of **** GLITCHES. I RATE THIS 0/10, **** DISASTER. Expand

See all 17 User Reviews