Adventure Time – The Legends of Ooo: Big Hollow Princess Review

What time is it? Adventure Time! Jake the dog and Finn the human star in this adventure game based on the popular show on the Cartoon Network. The set-up is pretty basic: the lonely and pathetic Ice King has kidnapped some princesses from the magical land of Ooo, and it is up to Finn & Jake to rescue them. The princesses in question are Slime Princess, Hotdog Princess, and Princess Bubblegum, and to save them, Finn & Jake need the help of their friends in Ooo, such as Marceline, LSP, and Tree Trunks.

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The gameplay is standard point-and-click adventuring, full of puzzle solving and item fetching. Unfortunately, the gameplay is a bit repetitive and consists mostly of collecting three or more items to complete a goal. For example, Starchy the gravedigger turned mailman will ask you to collect letters he dropped. The overall adventure isn’t very challenging, as the progression of the game is laid out right in front of you and leaves little room for problem solving.

However, environments of Ooo and the banter between Finn and Jake easily make up for the lack of complexity. There is a hint system for if you do get stumped, which will likely help younger players along. You can also collect ‘hidden’ snails to unlock more hints. The snails are hidden in plain sight so don’t worry about conserving hints early on. Even though the game isn’t complex, it’s still enjoyable to complete the tasks and meet the crazy inhabitants of the world.

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Legends of Ooo features voice overs for the two main characters, but the other residents of Ooo are silent. While the lead duo bring the same lovable dialogue from the show, we can’t help but be disappointed that the other actors are’t present. The television show features some great chip-tune tracks and musical numbers, but these are also missing from the game. In its place is irritating background music that repeats often. In fact, suffering through the music is quite possibly the most challenging aspect of this adventure.

Although the television show is an all ages affair with humor adults can appreciate, the game is very much geared towards a younger audience. Legends of Ooo is not a long game compared to what you’re sued to if you are a point-and-click connoisseur. Our first playthrough lasted only 30 minutes, but considering the price, we can’t complain too much. If you’re an Adventure Time fanatic or have a child the right age, you’ll want to check out Legends of Ooo. Everyone else can skip on ahead.

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