It’s clear that Adventure Time: Hey Ice King? Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!! has one of the greatest subtitles of all time, but what isn’t clear is why it took the series so long to stretch Jake’s extendable legs to the world of video games. Colorful landscapes, quirky characters, and inspiration lifted from video games seem to make the Cartoon Network series a shoe-in for a successful video game transition. Paying homage to classic video games and retaining nearly everything that makes the series equal parts entertaining and ridiculous, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King is a game fans of the series will enjoy, even if it only lasts a few hours. . Even so, I ask thee this: What time is it?
I thought AT:HIKWYSOG borrowed a lot of inspiration from NES/SNES greats like Super Mario World and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, but it doesn’t quite live up to either of those titles. Instead, what Adventure Time does achieve is a solid groundwork for a game that could have been a whole lot more. But for fans of the series, and those that like the truly bizarre, the game delivers for the most part. And it also has one of the greatest original soundtracks I’ve heard in a long time! Mathematical!