Cartoons are great and occasionally so are video games based on cartoons. This list of the top 5 cartoon games does not include cartoon movies, only games based on cartoons. While you may disagree with some of the list some of the games on this list you are sure to agree with.
5. Simpsons Arcade
The Simpsons Arcade was one the most popular arcade games ever so it was a shoe in for a spot on the top cartoon based video games. While many Simpsons games have been made, not many of them were any good. The special abilities added to the game play. The later levels tended to get more interesting. Few people have actually made it all the way through this game and I am proud to say I am one of those.
4. Turtles In Time
Turtles In Time was so good that they remade the game recently. While the remake got mixed reviews the original was many peoples favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles where huge in their day and this game was right there with it. While many Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games could be put on the list many gamers consider this the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game and some even say it is the best beat em up game of all time.
3. X-Men Arcade
The X-men cartoon that the game was based on was rarely seen and short lived. X-Men arcade was not based on the popular Fox Channel version but an older X-men cartoon. Special moves were part of what made this game such a great beat em up but what really separated this game was that it was not two, not four, but a six player game. While many versions were only four player if you were lucky enough to have an arcade near you with a six player version you could have all 6 X-men being played at once. I think that this may be the only six player arcade game.
2. Chip N Dale’s Rescue Ranger
This was one of the earlier Nintendo hits. This game helped to show that Nintendo had a varied and entertaining library of games. One reason that this game is so high is it is a good mix of the game with the show. The show was very popular when it aired and so was the game and the game and the show actually were similar. Lets face it many cartoon games do not have much if anything to do with the show but Chip N Dale’s Rescue Rangers actually did.
1. Duck Tales
Duck Tales was so good it got a sequel, and was ported to the Game Boy. Duck Tales was another example of where the game and the show actually were similar. Duck Tales had lots going for it. Duck Tales was a hugely popular cartoon even getting its own movie that was actually released in the movie theaters. The game was a great all around game with good graphics for its time, good sound, and great gameplay. Duck Tales is what a cartoon game should be.
While you may not agree with the order of this list you cant deny that these games are some of the best cartoon games ever made. With so many bad cartoon games it is good to know there are some good cartoon games.