When looking back on childhood experiences, many people remember waking up early and watching cartoons and playing video games all night even when they weren’t supposed to. One of the best feelings is when a video game is announced centered around characters fans are attached to through cartoons.
Now, most video game and cartoon fans know about the various Spongebob games or the several successful South Park games, but what about some lesser-known cartoon series? Many fans would be surprised that some of their favorite cartoons have been featured in a video game, yet they didn’t even know.
10 Gravity Falls: Legend Of The Gnome Gemulets Remains A Mystery
Almost everyone who was a fan of cartoons in the early 2010s knows about Gravity Falls. This series tells the story of two kidsDipper Pines and Mabel, who move in with their “Grunkle” Stan in Gravity Falls and realize that the place is full of mysteries to solve.
Despite its popularity, many fans do not know about the video game released during the peak of its popularity called Gravity Falls: Legend Of The Gnome Gemulets, released on the Nintendo 3Ds. This puzzle adventure/puzzle features an original story not seen in the cartoon and should be a must-play for any fan of the series.
9 CatDog: Quest For The Golden Hydrant Is A Classic
CatDog is one of Nickelodeon‘s most successful comedy cartoons, featuring a conjoined cat and dog that have to deal with one another daily. While this cartoon was a massive success between 1998 and 2005, CatDog only received one video game in 1999 called CatDog: Quest For The Golden Hydrant.
Releasing only on the PC, CatDog: Quest For The Golden Hydrant features several mini-games the player must beat to help CatDog find the Golden Hydrant. While fans usually need Windows 95/98 to run this game, they can find it on various websites for free.
8 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro AM Is As Unpredictable As The Show
Like many adult cartoons, Aqua Teen Hunger Force received a video game in 2007 for the PlayStation 2. Aqua Teen Hunger Force aired for over 15 years on Adult Swim and featured three talking fast food items that are all roommates.
As random as the name Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro AM sounds, the game is fitting as it is a golf game that also involves fighting and racing segments. It was maybe a bit too random because the game was met with terrible reviews, but that should not stop fans of the series from trying this game.
7 Captain Planet And The Planeteers Is An Underrated Gem
Captain Planet And The Planters was one of the most successful and iconic cartoons in the early 90s. This series was about a group of kids called Planeteers who were selected to save the earth from such things as pollution. When all their powers combined, they created a superhero named Captain Planet.
This series only received one video game, released on a few different consoles, most notably the NES and the Sega Mega Drive. This platformer received some solid reviews, and any Captain Planet fan should try this game.
6 Johnny Bravo In The Hukka-Mega-Mighty-Ultra-Extreme Date-O-Rama Is About What Fans Would Expect
For those who didn’t watch cartoons in the late 90s and early 2000s, Johnny Bravo was a popular comedy cartoon on Cartoon Network. This series features Johnny Bravo, a muscular man living with his mom, who tries to pick up a different woman every episode.
While the name of the video game is long, a name like Johnny Bravo In The Hukka-Mega-Mighty-Ultra-Extreme Date-O-Rama is very fitting. In this game for Playstation 2, the player must answer a series of questions on a game show so that Johnny can win a date with a woman.
5 Camp Lazlo: Leaky Lake Games Captures Is A Surprise Adition To The Gameboy Library
Most 2000s cartoon fans might know about Camp Lazlo, but others may not, as it only ran on Cartoon Network from 2004 to 2008. This comedy show focused on Lazlo and the other bean counts at a summer camp called Camp Kidney.
Surprisingly Camp Lazlo received a game adaptation on the Gameboy Advanced called Camp Lazlo: Leaky Lake Games. In this game, the player plays as Lazlo and his other roommates in the “Jelly Bean” cabin to compete in a series of mini-games against fan-favorite characters like Scout Master Lumpis. Fans of the series can find this game for a low price, so they should give it a try.
4 Johnny Test Fans Should Experiment With The Nintendo DS Game
While many fans of cartoons have mixed opinions on this show, it Is undeniable that Johnny Test left its mark in the nine years it aired on Cartoon Network. Johnny Test is the story of a kid named Johnny and his talking Dog Dukey curing their everyday boredom by testing out his sister’s experiments.
In 2011 the series got a video game called “Johnny Test” for the nintendo DS. This platforming game follows Johnny saving his friends from many of the series’ villains, such as Bling-Bling Boy and Wacko. With Johnny Test receiving another reboot recently, it will be interesting to see if it gets another video game.
3 El Tigre: The Adventures Of Manny Rivera Is Yet Another Cartoon Game On The Playstation 2
If not many cartoon fans are familiar with this Nickelodeon showit is because it only has 26 episodes and only ran for a year. El Tigre follows a kid named Manny growing up in a crime-riddled iteration of Mexico. Manny has superpowers and has trouble deciding if he wants to be a superhero like his father or a super villain like his grandfather.
Playstation game El Tigre: The Adventures Of Manny Rivera is a short platforming game where players can switch between three playable characters Manny, Frida, and Black Cuervo. A DS version was released, but a Wii version was canceled after the show was cut after only one season.
2 The Secret Saturdays: Beasts Of The 5th Sun Remained A Secret
Although diehard fans loved this series, The Secret Saturdays was another early 2000s Cartoon Network series canceled only after a couple of seasons. This cartoon was centered around Zak, the son of a family called the Saturdays that focused on researching and protecting cryptids.
Despite its short runtime, the series released The Secret Saturdays: Beasts Of The 5th Sun on Playstation 2, Playstation Portable, Nintendo DS, and Wii. This game is an action/adventure game with a story similar to events in the cartoon series. Fans can find this game at a low price if they are interested in a lesser-told story of The Saturdays.
1 Generator Rex: Agent Of Providence Doesn’t Quite Capture The Underrated Series
Generator Rex is an underrated gem in Cartoon Networks history that finished after three years of airing. The story follows a fifteen-year-old boy named Rex who can manipulate his body into a machine after he was infected by “nanites” caused by an explosion.
This series got a game called Generator Rex: Agent of Providence, released on all major consoles in 2011. Unfortunately for fans of this series, this game’s original story is very short and was not worth the price tag. However, if Generator Rex fans want more the game is now very affordable and might be worth checking out.