I really like the idea behind Cartoon Network’s new game, of creating a new series but starting out with a game, not a proper animated cartoon show – this Wired piece explains what they’re up to with this. I was excited to give OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo a try, and I gotta say, it’s pretty fun so far – although as with any touch game (I’m playing on iPad) where you control a character onscreen, it would be so much better with a proper controller. The world is super fun and colorful, and I found myself laughing a bunch of times while playing. I like being introduced to a new cartoon world through a game, instead of always just playing game adaptations of cartoon shows. I wouldn’t mind seeing more stuff like this, and at the same time, I’m looking forward to seeing more stuff that revolves around the OK K.O. world.
This is such a fantastically wonderful series, I can’t recommend it enough. I’m not done watching all of the episodes yet – it’s a 10-episode mini-series, and each episode is pretty short – but I already know that it’s going to be something I’ll continue to enjoy for a long time to come. I really hope that the Cartoon Network continues to produce interesting stuff like this, even if it’s not a full-blown series.