Reviews and Problems with Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL
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Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL
24 December 2012
Conclusion: Playing this game was a great nostalgic trip for me and it has a perfect balance of characters from both the 90's and the modern era as well so no one really feels left out although I wish the game had more playable characters. Despite this however I actually don't see why this game seems to get such bad press on TA even if I were an outsider that didn't already grow up enjoying the characters etc.
Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL (Xbox 360)
14 December 2012
Excerpt: Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL Developed By: Papaya Studio Published By: Crave Entertainment Released: November 15, 2011 Available On: PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 (reviewed) Genre: Fighter ESRB Rating: E10+ for Everyone 10 and older: Animated Blood, Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor, Tobacco Reference Number of Players: 4 offline Price: $19.99 new, $17.99 used
Pros: I discovered a new fondness for Super Smash Bros.
Cons: Awful controls and voice acting; my childhood was destroyed
Excerpt: We were really hoping we could start this review with the following sentence: “If you’re looking for a mediocre Super Smash Bros. clone with your favorite Cartoon Network characters, look no further than Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL!” but, after playing Crave Entertainment’s cartoony brawler, we can’t bring ourselves to give it even that amount of acclaim.
Pros: A varied roster, Assist Characters, Narration by Space Ghost
Cons: Poor controls, Unentertaining story mode, Your favorite character likely isn’t in it
Conclusion: For parents, kids and those looking for a Smash Bros game on the 360, Punch Time Explosion is a marvellously madcap melee mash-up. The story mode is very limited, so take off a point if this is going to be played solo, and it's definitely a game for kids and families, so take two points off if you're a jaded twenty-something.