Jurassic Park is one of the most famous dinosaur films around, and the newest entry in the series is one of this summer’s big movie hits. And now you can enjoy all four movies in LEGO form with LEGO Jurassic World. Play as all the characters from the flicks as you explore the original Jurassic Park and re-enact all the famous scenes, and visit the new Jurassic World them park as well! Drive vehicles and even play as the dinosaurs themselves in the newest in the LEGO game franchise. It’s available for all current game consoles, but reviewed on Wii U here.
The kids’ cable channel Disney XD has a new computer animated Star Wars cartoon called Star Wars Rebels. I’ve never seen the cartoon myself, as the only thing I watch on Disney XD is Gravity Falls. But I do sure see a lot of commercials for it! And now you can play a pinball table based on the franchise and it’s downloadable on Zen Studios’ Pinball FX2 and Zen Pinball 2’s platforms (reviewed on 360 here).
Tony Stark has just created a super powerful robot computer named Ultron, but it goes haywire and turns evil so now it’s up to Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers to stop him! That’s the plot of the new hit summer movie Avengers: Age of Ultron and it’s also the same as Zen Studios new pinball table for its Pinball FX2 and Zen Pinball platforms (reviewed on 360 here).
Maya the Bee was originally a German children’s book from the early 1900’s. But most people probably remember it as a Japanese anime cartoon from the 1970’s, which was shown on Nick Jr. in the US in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Yeah, back in those days, Nick Jr. showed a lot of children’s anime. And now there is a new computer animated Maya the Bee cartoon and movie. Not sure if the new cartoon is being shown in the US, but I think the movie is coming to video later on. Now you can help young Maya collect honey and rare flowers for her teacher Mrs. Cassandra in Maya the Bee: Flying Challenge. It’s a 3-D continuous runner (flyer?) downloadable for iOS and Android devices (reviewed on iPad here).
A new SpongeBob SquarePants movie was recently released in theaters, and features the cast of the Nickelodeon hit cartoon in the real world. Fully computer animated in 3-D, SpongeBob and friends fight evil by turning into silly superhero versions of themselves. Now you can continue their super adventures with SpongeBob HeroPants for 3DS, 360, and Vita (reviewed on 3DS here).
Wow, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve seen The Princess Bride movie. I don’t remember too much about it. I know there were some funny lines and Andre the Giant was in it, but that’s about it. I do know it’s since become a cult hit among fans, and I guess that’s why someone just now decided to make a game out of it. The Princess Bride: The Official Game is a downloadable title for iOS devices, but reviewed on iPad here.
I love the penguins in the Madagascar movies. In fact, they’re the only reasons why I watched all three films. Apparently, I’m not the only one who likes those penguins, because a few years ago they were in a cartoon series on Nickelodeon, and now they have their own feature length movie in theaters. And now you can join in the adventures of Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private as they embark on a mission for their favorite Cheesy Dibbles snacks, and rescue other penguins in the process. The Penguins of Madagascar video game is based on the new movie, and is available for all current Nintendo consoles, but reviewed on 3DS here.
Last month I wrote a blog about my favorite Saturday morning cartoons. Then I followed it up with a blog about my favorite weekday afternoon cartoons. So now I’m going to conclude this little ‘series’ by talking about my favorite prime time TV cartoons!
Planes: Fire & Rescue is based on the Disney film of the same name. Help Dusty Crophopper and his airplane and helicopter friends as they use teamwork and bravery to put our fires and rescue others at Piston Park. The game is available for 3DS, Wii U, and Wii, but reviewed on 3DS here.
Over the years, Pokemon has had many imitators. One of the best and most prolific is Digimon. Like Pokemon, Digimon has had several games and even a pretty good cartoon. Now Digimon is back on the Xbox 360 and PS3 with an arena style battle fighting action game (reviewed on 360 here). The Digital World has been at peace for a long time, and the Digimon monsters are getting bored. So to keep them in top fighting shape, they hold a battle tournament to see who is the best Digimon of them all!