Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers is a side-scrolling brawler game similar to classics such as River City Ransom and modern iterations of the genre such as the video game tie-in for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. You can play in solo and four-player drop-in/drop-out local multiplayer with six different characters from the Cartoon Network universe: Finn & Jake (together as a single unit), Clarence, Steven, Gumball, Uncle Grandpa, and Rigby & Mordecai (also together as one unit). It’s got the kind of crazy humor and colorful visuals you’d expect from all these shows, and it’s also very accessible for playing quick games with friends.
You can combine your heroes’ strengths to employ more effective attacks. Each one is better against one type of trap or enemy – Clarence is good at extinguishing fire with his soda-gun, Steven is the protective guy who creates shields around his friends, Rigby and Mordecai remove electricity with their electronic gloves from the 80s, etc. So collaborating and working together with your friends really pays off.
But at the same time, there’s only one winner per level at picking up rewards, so players are always torn between helping buddies or stealing their pick-ups.
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers arrives on PS4 this November.