Summary: The ThunderCats reboot was, by most accounts, a tragedy. Unlike most of the property rehashes that account for a worrying amount of modern entertainment, the new ThunderCats series was actually pretty well regarded and, from what I saw of it, deserved the praise. Naturally, this could not last. Cartoon Network had no faith in the series and it never got a second season. With the show now buried, it seems like a bit of a waste to release an official licensed tie-in.
Excerpt: When I was a child I watched some of the Thundercats cartoons. It had some occult elements in it, but nothing as bad as the He-Man franchise. The whole cat-people thing was a bit odd. Fast forward to 2012 and Thundercats is back on television, and Namco Bandai has published a Nintendo DS game on the new cartoon.
Excerpt: Thundercats ruled the world of animated kids shows in the late 80s, and the show has continued to see continued success with fans that continue to show support for their favorite heroes and will never let the series go away for good. Thundercats has ventured into the video game world several times before, but unfortunately for publisher Namco Bandai and developer Aspect Digital Entertainment, the newest outing plays much more like a poor excuse for a game that was...
Excerpt: ThunderCats was part of my childhood in many ways. One of which was, I used to watch it with my younger step brother every time I went to my dad's house. Needless to say that the nostalgia bug bit me once I grabbed ThunderCats. With this type of game my expectations are never really high, but you hope that the game is at least of average quality. Average would have been an improvement I'm afraid. Once I slid the game cartridge in my 3DS I sighed in disappointment.
Excerpt: Hello everyone, let's take our seats, class is about to begin. Just sit down so we can get started… thank you. So today, we're going to start the section on how not to make a video game. Everybody get your paper and pencils or pens and start taking notes. We're going to start with Thundercats for the DS. See? There was a reason I assigned it to you last week. It wasn't just for punishment or anything, like I usually do with classic books and the works of foreign poets.
Conclusion: Thundercats is rated E-10 with an ESRB descriptor of Fantasy Violence. Lion-O and friend do fight monsters with sword slashes and other attacks, but defeated enemies just fall over and disappear. If you’re OK with your kids watching the cartoon show, they’ll be OK with the game, too. Reading skill is helpful for the story and dialogue text, and younger gamers might get frustrated at the higher difficulty.