Cartoon Network Gets Everybody Together For A Old School Sidescrolling Brawler

It’s Steven Universe meets Adventure Time meets The Amazing World of Gumball meets The Regular Show meets Clarence meets Uncle Grandpa. Basically Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers is a whole lot of meeting followed by a whole lot of hitting.


The Cartoon Network folks have been publishing some pretty amazing licensed games lately, from the Steven Universe RPG to Teeny Titans, but their attempts at merging their various properties into one game have rarely come together well. Remember Fusion Fall? How about Punch Time Explosion? Ew.

The latest attempt at marrying Cartoon Network’s popular worlds into one game arrives this November on the PlayStation 4. Developed by Magic Pockets, Battle Crashers is a sidescrolling beat-em up in which one to four local players choose between six different Cartoon Network characters (Finn and Jake and Mordecai and Rigby are both single teamed units), fighting against evil shard creatures to restore hope or order or something important to the universe.

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It looks nice, aside from the unforgivable lack of playable Ice Bear. I just hope the game channels the wink-wink humor that makes these shows so much fun to watch as adults.

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Does anyone like Clarence? I’ve tried to watch it and I just don’t like it. Same thing with Uncle Grandpa do you have to have a certain mindset to watch them?