Finn and Jake take a cue from Zelda II in the first Adventure Time video game.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link isn’t exactly a fan favorite when it comes to the Zelda series. But that hasn’t stopped WayForward Technologies from making their latest title, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?!, a direct homage to the black sheep of the franchise.
Like its inspiration, Adventure Time is a 2D platformer with RPG elements that makes use of an overworld map for travel outside of the platforming sections. However, as opposed to Zelda II’s singular protagonist, Adventure Time follows two adventurers: Finn the Human and Jake the Dog.
Finn is the main character, while Jake rides in his backpack and can transform into useful objects, such as a shield to block enemy attacks, or an umbrella to slow your descent. Both characters can attack by pressing the Y and X button, and battles take place entirely in platforming segments made up of dungeons or random encounters that appear in the form of shadows on the overworld map. To enhance Finn and Jake’s abilities, there are plenty of loot and power-ups to find throughout the Land of Ooo.
Of course, with its similarity to Zelda II aside, Adventure Time is an incredibly popular cartoon series. And fans of the show will be glad to hear that the show’s creator, Pendleton Ward, worked alongside the developers at WayForward to produce the game. As such, you can expect to see the many characters from the show, such as Princess Bubblegum, the Ice King, Lemongrab, and many more. Some of the show’s songs are also included in the game as remixes. In addition to this, the story is entirely original to the upcoming game.
Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?! is set to release on November 20 for the Nintendo DS and 3DS. A demo will be available on the 3DS eShop on November 15.