Ben 10 – ToonBarn http://www.toonbarn.com Cartoon news from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, The Hub, Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, CG animation, anime, movies, or any kind of cartoons! Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:29:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 4530339 New Ben 10 Game Launches Today http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/new-ben-10-game-launches-today/ http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/new-ben-10-game-launches-today/#respond Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:00:45 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=89489 Fans of the Ben 10 franchise rejoice! Cartoon Network and Outright Games’ brand new cel-shaded Ben 10 game launches today on multiple platforms. The E-rated title is available now for the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. There is also a PC port via Steam, though it seems like the game has been delayed […]

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Fans of the Ben 10 franchise rejoice! Cartoon Network and Outright Games’ brand new cel-shaded Ben 10 game launches today on multiple platforms. The E-rated title is available now for the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. There is also a PC port via Steam, though it seems like the game has been delayed on said platform (the Steam store page is live, but there’s no purchase button yet, with the game only marked as Coming Soon. EDIT: the Purchase option is up now.)

The SRP for the game, which is simply titled Ben 10, is $29.99 (subject to regional pricing on platforms that have them enabled) and it’s a 2.5D brawler. Older fans of the franchise may see similarities to Ben 10: Protector of Earth. In fact, it’s essentially Protector of Earth with an updated art style in line with the latest franchise reboot. Don’t believe us? Check out the trailer below:

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Ben 10 for PS4, XB1 and Nintendo Switch launches November 14th http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/ben-10-ps4-xb1-nintendo-switch-launches-november-14th/ http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/ben-10-ps4-xb1-nintendo-switch-launches-november-14th/#respond Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:00:55 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=88201 Outright Games has announced that the new Ben 10 video game will hit retailers in Europe on November 10th and in North America on November 14th. The game will be available both digitally and physically for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. A PC version will also be available. The game will retail for […]

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Outright Games has announced that the new Ben 10 video game will hit retailers in Europe on November 10th and in North America on November 14th. The game will be available both digitally and physically for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. A PC version will also be available. The game will retail for $29.99/£29.99/€39.99.

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It’s Hero Time!

Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max once again have their cross-country road trip in the Rust Bucket cut short by super villains and their evil, world-threatening plans. As Ben Tennyson, it’s up to you to save the world. Take on some of Ben’s most infamous enemies, including Zombozo, Queen Bee, and the Weatherheads. Unlock and transform into all ten of Ben’s incredible alien forms. Use each alien’s powerful combat moves to lay the beat-down on enemies with devastating combos, and solve puzzles with each alien’s unique abilities as you unravel exciting new stories in three all-new playable episodes.

Exciting New Episodes
Each brand new story is jam-packed with the humour and action you love from the Ben 10 animated series. Meet and interact with some of your favourite characters from the show, explore a wide range of destructible locations, find Ben 10 collectibles in surprising places, and take part in epic battles against Ben’s most memorable enemies.

Unlock Every Ben 10 Alien
You’ll need to use everything at your disposal to save the world. Starting with Four Arms, Heatblast and Cannonbolt, you’ll soon unlock more of Ben’s aliens, giving you access to the combat moves and puzzle-solving skills of each. Use each alien’s unique abilities to navigate the world and solve puzzles, and their amazing combat abilities—including Ultimate Attacks—to take down the bad guys.

Being a hero can be hard work… But it’s a whole lot of fun!

Features

  • Star as Ben 10 in three exciting new episodes
  • Unravel an exciting new story, packed with humour and action
  • Unlock and transform into 10 incredible alien creatures with unique abilities
  • Save the day with explosive combat and fun puzzle-solving
  • Meet your favourite characters and explore diverse locations

For those playing on PS4, here’s the trophy list, courtesy of PSNProfiles.com:

Hero Time (Platinum)
Earn every trophy in the game
The Prime Destructive (Silver)
Finish the game
And Then There Were Ten (Gold)
Completely upgrade all aliens
Ben 10% (Silver)
Completely upgrade one alien
SUMO Blue (Bronze)
Collect a Sumo Slammer card
SUMO Red (Silver)
Collect half of the Sumo Slammer cards
SUMO Gold (Gold)
Collect every Sumo Slammer card
Last Laugh (Bronze)
Defeat Zombozo
Buzz Off (Bronze)
Defeat Queen Bee
Collateral Damage (Bronze)
Destroy 5 objects with a thrown enemy
City Escape (Bronze)
Complete “The City” in under 15 minutes
Not Much Funhouse (Bronze)
Complete ‘The Funhouse’ in under 15 minutes
In a Scrap (Bronze)
Complete ‘The Scrapyard’ in under 15 minutes
Hive Five (Bronze)
Complete ‘The Hive’ in under 15 minutes
Canyonot? (Bronze)
Complete ‘The Canyon’ in under 15 minutes
Torn-ay-do Torn-ah-do (Bronze)
Complete ‘The Tornado’ in under 15 minutes
Sweet Moves (Bronze)
Achieve a combo of 50
Action Hero (Silver)
Achieve a combo of 100
Strike! (Bronze)
Hit 5 enemies with a single rolling Tweedledee
Having a Blast (Bronze)
Cause a chain reaction of 5 exploding Bumblebees
Riding the Storm (Silver)
Reach the top of the Weatherhead Tower without falling off
No Small Feet (Silver)
Defeat Zombozo without taking damage
To Bee or not to Bee (Silver)
Defeat Queen Bee without taking damage
Time to Throw Stuff (Bronze)
Defeat 3 enemies with a single Four Arms throw
…at the Speed of Sound (Silver)
Defeat 5 enemies with a single Cannonbolt roll
Well Done (Bronze)
Defeat 3 enemies with a single use of Heatblast’s ability
Mind Over Matter (Bronze)
Hit 5 different enemies with a single shot from Grey Matter
Power Plant (Bronze)
Defeat 5 enemies with a single use of Wildvine’s ability
Gotta Go Slow (Bronze)
Defeat a Pie Juggler before their pie hits the ground with XLR8’s ability
Punchline (Silver)
Dodge Weatherhead lightning, then hit the attacking enemy by using Upgrade’s ability
Diamond Ring (Bronze)
Hit 10 enemies with a single use of Diamondhead’s ability.
Body Surfing (Bronze)
Defeat 3 enemies with a single use of Overflow’s ability.
A Stunning Display (Bronze)
Stun a self-destructing Bumblebee with Stinkfly’s ability
Objectively Skilled (Bronze)
Complete 30 Bonus Objectives
Didn’t Feel a Thing (Gold)
Defeat the Weatherhead Prime without taking damage
Ultimate Force (Silver)
Defeat 10 enemies with a single Ultimate Ability
They Felt That One (Bronze)
Defeat 2 enemies with a Weatherhead Drone
Omnitricks (Silver)
Defeat an enemy as each of the 10 aliens in one fight
Bentuition (Bronze)
Defeat 10 enemies as Ben

Are you excited for the new Ben 10 video game? Which platform are you planning on getting it on? Leave a comment down below!

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First info for Ben 10 PS4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch game http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/first-info-ben-10-ps4xbox-onenintendo-switch-game/ http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/first-info-ben-10-ps4xbox-onenintendo-switch-game/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:00:29 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=85810 With a second Ben 10 season on the way, a mobile game available to download, and toys on the shelves, it was only a matter of time before we’d get news on the first new console video game for Cartoon Network’s rebooted action comedy animated series. Published by Outright Games, the new title is in […]

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With a second Ben 10 season on the way, a mobile game available to download, and toys on the shelves, it was only a matter of time before we’d get news on the first new console video game for Cartoon Network’s rebooted action comedy animated series. Published by Outright Games, the new title is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch at Torus Games in Australia.

Check out our image gallery featuring the game’s box art and six screenshots:
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It’s Hero Time! Some of Ben’s most infamous villains are back, and they’re threatening the world- and it’s up to you to stop them. Unlock and transform into all 10 of Ben’s alien forms as you take on dangerous opponents like Zambezi, Queen Bee, and the Weather heads, and save the day with a combination of explosive combat and fun, mind-bending puzzles as you unravel three all-new episodes.

The game appears to be another action brawler.

Earlier iterations of Ben 10 inspired a litany of video games across PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Wii U. The most recent game prior to this was Ben 10: Omniverse 2, which launched in 2014. It was published by Little Orbit and Bandai Namco, with development handled primarily by High Voltage Software. Outright’s title will be the first time the franchise hits current generation platforms.

The new Ben 10 video game has a tentative release date of October 31st and will retail for $40.

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New Ben 10 Toy Line to Be Launched at Toys R Us http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/new-ben-10-toy-line-launched-toys-r-us/ http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/new-ben-10-toy-line-launched-toys-r-us/#respond Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:00:28 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=82902 Toys ‘R’ Us stores across the US, along with their online outlet, will be playing host to the launch of Playmates Toys’ new Ben 10 Toy Line, which aims to deliver yet another batch of inspired toys based on Cartoon Network and Man of Action’s hit animated action adventure series. The toy line consists of […]

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Toys ‘R’ Us stores across the US, along with their online outlet, will be playing host to the launch of Playmates Toys’ new Ben 10 Toy Line, which aims to deliver yet another batch of inspired toys based on Cartoon Network and Man of Action’s hit animated action adventure series. The toy line consists of an assortment of action figures, playsets, vehicles, and role play items. The new Ben 10 toy line has been slated for an August release.

“Fans of Cartoon Network’s new Ben 10 series will now be able to bring home the action-packed adventures seen in the show,” said Karl Aaronian, SVP of Marketing, Playmates Toys. “The expansive toy line that we developed includes unique transformations, special features and technology to provide kids with an imaginative play experience where their favorite characters are brought to life.”

Highlights of the toy line include:

+ Basic Action Figure assortment – A variety of 5-inch, highly detailed and articulated figures based on the show, including Ben Tennyson, the 10 different heroic aliens that he transforms into and key villains from Season 1. Other figure assortments include Deluxe Power Up figures, with lights and sounds, and Giant 10-inch figures.

+ Rustbucket Vehicle & Playset – Vehicle, transforms into a 3-level playset that stands over 2 feet tall and is packed with action features including an alien transformation chamber, plasma blaster, alien lab and more.

+ Role play collection – Includes both a Basic and Deluxe Omnitrix, allowing kids to transform into any one of Ben’s 10 aliens, and Transform-N-Battle gauntlets and masks.


Source: Animation Magazine

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Ben 10 Renewed for Second Season and Gets New Games http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/ben-10-renewed-second-season-gets-new-games/ http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/ben-10-renewed-second-season-gets-new-games/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 09:00:20 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=81894 Given the popularity of the Ben 10 franchise, this news is not surprising but it is still a welcome one – according to a recent announcement from Cartoon Network, the most current iteration of the Ben 10 animated series has just been renewed for a second season after its highly successful global launch last April […]

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Given the popularity of the Ben 10 franchise, this news is not surprising but it is still a welcome one – according to a recent announcement from Cartoon Network, the most current iteration of the Ben 10 animated series has just been renewed for a second season after its highly successful global launch last April in the U.S., managing an impressive 41 million views across a wide range of platforms that include linear, mobile, and VOD.

Beginning Monday, May 29 at 6:00 p.m., Ben’s transformation into Wildvine, the 10th alien to be featured in the current first season will be revealed in two all-new episodes. Ben 10 is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Generator Rex), with John Fang (Mixels, Generator Rex) as executive producer.

While details on the rest of the second season are still sparse, it is said that the network plans to build on the fan excitement by taking advantage of the multi-screen phenoma – new console and mobile games are forthcoming alongside other immersive experiences.

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Ben 10 Franchise Continues to Expand Towards Australia and New Zealand http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/ben-10-franchise-continues-expand-towards-australia-new-zealand/ http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/ben-10-franchise-continues-expand-towards-australia-new-zealand/#respond Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:00:53 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=81054 Arguably one of the biggest and most beloved cartoon franchise to have graced our TV screens, Ben 10 shows no signs of stopping as it gets ready to bring its unique brand of intergalactic adventure to multiple platforms and into Australian and New Zealand regions this month via new free-to-air partnerships. The new partnerships include […]

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Arguably one of the biggest and most beloved cartoon franchise to have graced our TV screens, Ben 10 shows no signs of stopping as it gets ready to bring its unique brand of intergalactic adventure to multiple platforms and into Australian and New Zealand regions this month via new free-to-air partnerships.

The new partnerships include fresh new agreements with 9Go! And TVNZ2, which should ocmplement the show’s existing pay-TV and SVOD distribution, which so far includes Foxtel, Stan, Fetch, and Sky New Zealand.

Under the partnerships, the all new Ben 10 animated series has been given a slot on weekdays on 9Go! In Australia and on TVNZ2 for New Zealand. The series comes off a strong debut on Kids’ WB last April 15, and is also available via the Cartoon Network Watch and Play app.

“Ben 10 has always been big, but these deals catapult the series to new heights. It returned to screens in this region in late 2016 and reminded us of the show’s fun and adventure,” said Robi Stanton, Turner’s GM for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. “With these distribution deals now in place, Ben Tennyson, along with his sister Gwen and Grandpa Max, is all set to entertain even more kids and families than ever before.”

Aside from the new broadcast deals, Ben 10 will also enjoy a new line of toys slated for a June debut, most notable of which is the new “Rust Bucket” RV from Headstart International that recently won the Action Toy of the Year award at the recent Australian Toy Association’s Toy Fair Gala Dinner in Melbourne.

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We Bare Bears and Ben 10 Returns to Cartoon Network This Month http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/bare-bears-ben-10-returns-cartoon-network-month/ http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/bare-bears-ben-10-returns-cartoon-network-month/#respond Sun, 02 Apr 2017 09:00:10 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=79707 April is a great month for fans of Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear as Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears will be returning to the network armed with all-new episodes, starting on Monday, April 3, at 7:00 PM ET/PT. After this, the Ben 10 fans get their time in the light as 10-year old Ben Tennyson, […]

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April is a great month for fans of Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear as Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears will be returning to the network armed with all-new episodes, starting on Monday, April 3, at 7:00 PM ET/PT. After this, the Ben 10 fans get their time in the light as 10-year old Ben Tennyson, Gwen, and Grandpa Max returns for the latest iteration of the Ben 10 animated series on April 10 at 5:00PM ET/PT.

If you want a little bit of teaser before watching, CN has released a sneak peek at the episode of We Bare Bears titled “Lucy’s Brother”:

…and for the Ben 10 camp, here’s a sneak peek at the episode titled “The Filth,” featuring Ben’s Four Arms transformation going toe to toe with the Maggot Monster:

For those who are terribly impatient, new episodes can be watched ahead of their TV premieres via the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network app. Through an iOS or Android based device, the following episodes of Ben 10 and We Bare Bears can be viewed (along with episodes from other CN shows):

We Bare Bears

New episodes air Monday through Thursday at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) all month long. The adorable baby bears are back for more laughs along with the returns of Lucy (voiced by Ellie Kemper), Nom Nom (voiced by Patton Oswalt), Chloe (voiced by Charlyne Yi), Charlie (voice by Jason Lee) and Ranger Tabes (voiced by Cameron Esposito). Highlights are below.

Wednesday, April 5: “Anger Management” – In order to appear on a successful kids show, Nom Nom must successfully complete anger management, with Grizz as his partner.
Monday, April 10: “$100” – The Baby Bears’ dreams come true when they find a 100-dollar bill. But when they can’t bear to spend it, they realize it’s difficult to let go.
Wednesday, April 12: “Professor Lampwick” – Chloe’s professor is too mean to give her any face time to talk over her poor grade. The Bears take things into their own hands to help, causing big trouble for Chloe.
Wednesday, April 19: “Charlie’s Big Foot” – After Charlie hurts his foot, The Bears have to sneak him into a hospital for medical assistance.
Tuesday, April 25: “Poppy Rangers” – Ranger Tabes leads a troop of young girls into a cave expedition, and brings Grizz as their cave expert.
Wednesday, April 26: “Lucy’s Brother” – To impress Lucy, Panda offers to babysit her brother, Clifford. But Clifford turns out to be too high maintenance for Panda to handle.

Ben 10

One-hour series premiere Monday, April 10 at 5:00 p.m. (ET/PT). New episodes premiere Monday – Thursday at 5:00 p.m. (ET/PT) all month. The episodes featured in the series premiere on Monday, April 10 include:

“The Filth” – Ben is tasked with cleaning the Rust Bucket, but when he is tricked into letting the villainous and vile Fly Guys steal it, he must chase them down before they create an unstoppable maggot monster with sights firmly set on destroying Las Vegas.
“Waterfilter” – Ben, Gwen, and Max’s trip to Niagara Falls is cut short by the horrid Hydromanders, creatures menacing them and their fellow tourists.
“The Ring Leader” – While winning big on a Sumo Slammers video game, Ben gets the idea to win a wrestling match for real until an intimidating wrestler named Iron Kyle decides to make it a true challenge.
“Riding the Storm Out” – Ben and Gwen’s camping trip is interrupted by the emotionless Weatherheads (Gust-o, Hail-o, & Shock-o) but a malfunctioning Omnitrix firing out a mishmash of aliens may not be the forecast for success.

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All-New Ben 10 Series Premieres in the U.S. on April http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/new-ben-10-series-premieres-u-s-april/ http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/new-ben-10-series-premieres-u-s-april/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:37 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=79251 This coming April 10, Monday, at 5 PM ET/PT, U.S. fans will finally get a chance to experience a fresh, all-new version of Hero Time! as Cartoon Network premieres the All-New Ben 10 series. Impatient fans can skip all of that and get the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network app, which allows users to watch the […]

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This coming April 10, Monday, at 5 PM ET/PT, U.S. fans will finally get a chance to experience a fresh, all-new version of Hero Time! as Cartoon Network premieres the All-New Ben 10 series. Impatient fans can skip all of that and get the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network app, which allows users to watch the debut episode ahead of the TV premiere.

The new Ben 10 series will reintroduce the fun-loving 10 year old Ben Tennyson, his cousin Gwen, and their Grandpa Max as they travel the country for a summer vacation. But once Ben comes across the Omnitrix – a mysterious watch that transforms him into 10 different powerful aliens – a whole new world of extraterrestrial adventures open up.

Ben 10 is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Generator Rex) with John Fang (Mixels, Generator Rex) as executive producer. The talented voice cast includes Tara Strong as Ben Tennyson, Montse Hernandez as Gwen, and David Kaye as Grandpa Max.

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Ben 10: Up to Speed Review http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/ben-10-speed-review/ http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/ben-10-speed-review/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:57:52 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=78773 I love Ben 10. And I don’t use the word “love” lightly – not in the same way you would use it to describe your feelings for delicious food or a particularly beautiful sunset. We’re talking about love in the truest sense of the word – the type of love that convinces a man to […]

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I love Ben 10. And I don’t use the word “love” lightly – not in the same way you would use it to describe your feelings for delicious food or a particularly beautiful sunset. We’re talking about love in the truest sense of the word – the type of love that convinces a man to bring a Ben 10 DVD to City Hall and ask every one, within earshot, what needs to be done in order to get married to Ben Tennyson, in his Cannonbolt form.

Not that I actually did any of that. It’s just an example. And even if it did happen, it’s definitely not me. I mean, there have been rumors and sightings but it’s some other guy. Case in point is that I love the Ben 10 franchise and I consume merchandise and tie-in products with the immediacy and savagery of a man who is very, very hungry. Except instead of food, I’m craving for anything related to Ben 10. So when a new mobile game called “Up to Speed” was released on the Google Play store, I had to jump on it. I didn’t even have an Android tablet but I bought one just for the game (Marc will reimburse me, so no worries.)

So What, Exactly, is Up to Speed?

If the screenshots have not given it away yet, Ben 10: Up to Speed is an endless runner game based on the Ben 10 franchise. For the uninitiated, “endless runner” is a videogame genre defined by mechanics in which the player is given control of a character that is perpetually running towards a destination. The player cannot stop the runner from running, but can jump, control the direction, and sometimes throttle speed. From this basic template, different games add their own twists – such as giving the runner a weapon or adding power ups, etc.

Ben 10: Up to Speed’s twist is that it incorporates the Omnitrix into the gameplay – meaning you can transform into several of his alien forms, which all differ from each other in the way they handle and possess special skills or abilities that are well suited to specific tasks (certain actions can only be done or certain areas can only be accessed with the right form.)

Of course, there would be no sense in using Ben’s human form considering how much more useful his alien forms are? So the game prevents you from doing that by being true to the show – the alien forms have a time limit, and you only have a set amount per run. This means the player must be prudent in using the transformations, as there may be enemies or areas that would be difficult for all but one of the forms, and one must manage the transformations carefully to avoid reaching an area designed around, say, Cannonbolt’s abilities, with no forms available except base Ben.

Is It Any Good?

The thing about Endless Runner games is that as many as there are available, you only need to play a handful and you’ve played all of them. What makes any of them worthwhile is the added gimmicks and how technically sound the game is. In this regard, Ben 10: Up to Speed can be recommended to fans of both the Endless Runner genre and the Ben 10 franchise. It doesn’t break any new grounds as far as the endless runner genre is concerned, but barring a few bugs and some performance concerns (giving this a pass, as I have full knowledge that the tablet I’m using – a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite – isn’t exactly a performance beast), it is a solid game and it makes effective use of the Ben 10 IP in order to add a unique twist to the gameplay. Basically, if you like Endless Runners and enjoy the Ben 10 series, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get this game.

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New Ben 10 Mobile Game: Up to Speed http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/new-ben-10-mobile-game-speed/ http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/new-ben-10-mobile-game-speed/#respond Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:00:21 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=78413 Riding high on the momentum built by the successful relaunch of the Ben 10 franchise, Cartoon Network is giving fans both old and new alike a treat with the release of a new Ben 10 mobile game, titled Ben 10: Up to Speed on the iOS, Google Play, and Amazon platforms. Up to Speed is […]

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Riding high on the momentum built by the successful relaunch of the Ben 10 franchise, Cartoon Network is giving fans both old and new alike a treat with the release of a new Ben 10 mobile game, titled Ben 10: Up to Speed on the iOS, Google Play, and Amazon platforms.

Up to Speed is an endless runner game that puts players in control of Ben Tennyson as he goes through various locations stopping evildoers along the way, be they giant robots or malevolent sorcerers.

Up to Speed differentiates itself from other endless runners by incorporating Ben’s omnitrix and its ability to transform him into different aliens. The initial lauch comes with five alien forms (including fan favorites Four Arms and Cannonbolt), and 60 levels. But power gamers don’t have to worry about going through all of them fast, because Cartoon Network is planning to add new alien forms and levels regularly, coinciding with Ben’s adventures in the television series. There are also multiple character options, omnitrix and alien upgrades, and multiple level paths that greatly extend the replayability of the game.

You can watch the trailer below to see the game in action:

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Top 5 Alien Forms from Ben 10 http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/top-5-alien-forms-ben-10/ http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/top-5-alien-forms-ben-10/#respond Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:00:16 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=47273 One of the main selling points of the Ben 10 franchise is Ben Tennyson’s various alien transformations. However, despite retaining the 10 suffix in the series’ title, Ben already has more than 10 alien forms in his arsenal. Here are 5 forms that we consider as the best: #5 WayBig Fans of the Kyodai Hero […]

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One of the main selling points of the Ben 10 franchise is Ben Tennyson’s various alien transformations. However, despite retaining the 10 suffix in the series’ title, Ben already has more than 10 alien forms in his arsenal. Here are 5 forms that we consider as the best:

#5 WayBig

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Fans of the Kyodai Hero genre will recognize WayBig as a nod to Ultraman. A gigantic humanoid form with a large fin on his head and the ability to shoot cosmic rays (using movements similar to Ultraman’s “spectrum ray” technique.) WayBig is naturally very strong due to his size, but he is also shown to have strength that is above average for a giant creature, as shown when he managed to defeat and throw a giant Vilgax into orbit. WayBig’s ability to survive in the vacuum of outer space make him one of the more useful forms in terms of survival.

However, there are two main problems that limit WayBig’s effectiveness in combat: first is that his fin is a weak spot (a direct hit will paralyze him), and second is that his large size makes him an easy target due to the larger mass and the lack of mobility, especially in tight areas.

WayBig has an ultimate form that is way bigger (probably similar to Ultraman in size) and capable of flight.

#4 HeatBlast

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We chose HeatBlast over SwampFire simply because of his recall value. The fire-based (magma, actually) form has been around since the original series and is probably one of the most used forms in videogames (alongside Four Arms.) That doesn’t mean HeatBlast doesn’t have any useful abilities, though. There is a reason why Ben has used it a lot.

With the ability to generate and manipulate heat from his body, Heat Blast is a great offensive form. He can work in both melee and long-range fights. He also has a decent defense as he is resistant to both extreme heat and cold. The form is also very mobile due to its ability to form a “Fire board,” which can be flown at high speeds by using fire as propulsion.

Heatblast’s main weakness is that being exposed to enough water or substances capable of putting out fires will extinguish the fire in his body, rendering him unable to use his powers until he gets his temperature up again. He’s also not effective against enemies that are impervious to fire, due to the lack of strength compared to Ben’s more physical-oriented forms. The Heatblast form is also useless against Crabdozers, which are the natural predators of the aliens that the form was based on, the Pyronites.

#3 Diamondhead

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Diamondhead is another one of Ben’s older transformations. The form is composed of extremely dense organic green crystals that Ben can manipulate at the atomic level. This allows for a multitude of uses both defensive and offensive: he can transform his limbs into a wide variety of rudimentary shapes – such as blades and bludgeoning tools. He also has the ability to shoot crystal shards out of his hands and out of any part of his body (for a multidirectional attack.) Diamondhead also has superhuman strength, though certainly not on the level of WayBig or Ben’s other strength-oriented transformations.

In terms of defense, the natural density of his crystal body makes Diamondhead resistant to physical attacks, whether it’s blunt, piercing, or sharp. He is also resistant to lasers because the crystal works as a prism, either refracting or redirecting light. He also has limited regenerative abilities, allowing him to regenerate lost limbs.

The main weakness of Diamondhead is sonic-based attacks, as strong sonic vibrations can make him unconscious, with really strong ones capable of shattering his form.

#2 Alien X

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Ben himself admits that Alien X is his most powerful form – for one simple reason: it’s omnipotent. When the Anihilaarg destroyed the universe in Omniverse, Ben used Alien X to create a near exact copy of the universe. Doesn’t get any better than that.

Of course, even though the Alien X form is omnipotent, it has a couple of weaknesses that prevent us from putting it at the top spot. First is the fact that the Alien X form has three separate personalities – Bellicus, which is the voice of rage and aggression, Serena, the voice of love and compassion, and Ben himself serving as the voice of reason; any movement no matter how small requires 2 of the three personalities to agree.

The kind of problem this could lead to has been explained by Paradox in the episode Ben 10,000 Returns, where it was revealed that an alternate timeline version of Albedo managed to transform into Negative Alien X, but was stuck motionless for a year because his 3 personalities failed to agree on a single decision. This also opens him up to another weakness: Alien X’s powers can be absorbed. It is a likely scenario that an enemy with the ability to absorb energy, such as Darkstar or an Osmosian, will absorb Alien X’s powers while the three personalities are still trying to deliberate on a course of action.

#1 Ultimate Ben 10,000

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This is not exactly an alien transformation, but an adult version of Ben from a possible (or alternate) future. The 10,000 in his name indicates that he now has access to 10,000 alien forms, although it’s possible that he has access to more because Ben himself admitted that he stopped counting after 10,000. Ben 10,000 has managed to master all of the transformations, which means he can transform into any one of them without timing out, but the true strength of this iteration comes with the Ultimate Ben form, which allows Ben to use the powers of any of his alien forms without transforming. Additionally, he has also admitted to learning a few spells from Gwen, which at the very least includes the ability to use Contego. When in his Ultimate Ben form, Ben 10,000 doesn’t seem to have any weaknesses (or at least, the weaknesses of any alien form is negated by powers that he can access from another.)

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What Fans Can Expect From the Ben 10 Reboot http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/fans-can-expect-20162017-ben-10-reboot/ http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/fans-can-expect-20162017-ben-10-reboot/#respond Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:00:49 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=77803 The extremely popular animated action series Ben 10 has gone through numerous refreshes, with varying degrees of success with regard to fan reaction. This month saw another iteration of the franchise via a new TV series simply titled “Ben 10.” Unlike Omniverse and Ultimate Alien, which both served as extensions of the original series, the […]

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The extremely popular animated action series Ben 10 has gone through numerous refreshes, with varying degrees of success with regard to fan reaction. This month saw another iteration of the franchise via a new TV series simply titled “Ben 10.” Unlike Omniverse and Ultimate Alien, which both served as extensions of the original series, the new Ben 10 series is a reboot.

The rebooted Ben 10 series will bring the story back to a young Ben Tennyson, his cousin Gwen, and Grandpa Max as they travel across the country for their summer vacation. One thing leads to another, and the young hero-to-be comes across the Omnitrix. This mysterious wristwatch allows Ben to transform into 10 different aliens, each one possessing unique extraterrestrial superpowers.

Longtime fans will recognize the reboot’s plot to be unremarkably similar to the original, but there are a number of changes that North American fans can expect (the series has already debuted internationally, but NA release is set sometime in 2017.): first is the visual design – like Omniverse, the new Ben 10 series uses a stylized art style that makes effective use of exaggerated anatomy and facial expressions, albeit using a more vibrant color palette sans the thick flowing outlines notorious for giving many shows a cheap Flash-animated feel.

Additionally, the show has taken on a more compact runtime – dropping the old 22 minute episode format for a leaner 11-minute version. This may give fans the impression that they are going for a sketch comedy format, but Man of Action co-founder Steven Seagle assured fans in a TV Kids interview that it’s not “crazy comedy,” and will retain the original’s tone, albeit distilled into a more efficient runtime.

Lastly, Mr Seagle promises longtime fans that the reboot will capture the original’s appeal. In his own words:

“The way that Cartoon Network has evolved the show over time—visually and storytelling-wise—has kept people on board for the decade that we’ve been doing Ben 10. It constantly evolves and changes, and the changes of this new show might freak out some of our longtime fans, but that’s part of what we do. Every couple of years it’s a different show that still has the [elements] you loved before. We’re just doing that bigger this time.”


Source: TVKIDS.WS

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HERO TIME: Ben 10 Sneak Peek at San Diego Comic Con 2016 http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/hero-time-ben-10-sneak-peek-san-diego-comic-con-2016/ http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/hero-time-ben-10-sneak-peek-san-diego-comic-con-2016/#respond Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:45:35 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=69839 One of the most anticipated franchises making its grand return is Cartoon Network and Man of Action’s Ben 10, and a little earlier this year our collective wishes came true when a rebooted Ben 10 animated series has been announced, followed by a poster reveal. During CN’s SDCC presentation last Thursday, Ben 10 fans got […]

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One of the most anticipated franchises making its grand return is Cartoon Network and Man of Action’s Ben 10, and a little earlier this year our collective wishes came true when a rebooted Ben 10 animated series has been announced, followed by a poster reveal. During CN’s SDCC presentation last Thursday, Ben 10 fans got another nice gift as Cartoon Network unveiled a clip from the upcoming show.

The new Ben 10 clip will give fans a glimpse at the new art style (hoo-boy), the voice acting, and maybe a itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny idea at the tone they are going for and how it compares to previous iterations of the series. You can check it out below:

The new Ben 10 series is expected to roll out this fall in Europe and Asia, followed by North America and Latin America in 2017.

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New Ben 10 Makes Worldwide Debut on Cartoon Network This Fall http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/new-ben-10-makes-worldwide-debut-cartoon-network-fall/ http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/new-ben-10-makes-worldwide-debut-cartoon-network-fall/#respond Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:00:54 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=63514 Fans of the Ben 10 franchise rejoice! Our favorite super-powered kid hero will be returning in full force this fall with the global premiere of Cartoon Network and Man of Action’s newest take on the Ben 10 franchise, with a rollout planned for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and the Asia Pacific (APAC) […]

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Fans of the Ben 10 franchise rejoice! Our favorite super-powered kid hero will be returning in full force this fall with the global premiere of Cartoon Network and Man of Action’s newest take on the Ben 10 franchise, with a rollout planned for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and the Asia Pacific (APAC) regions followed by North America and Latin America (LATAM) in 2017.

The all-new Ben 10 series will re-introduce Ben, his cousin Gwen, and Grandpa Max as they travel the country during summer vacation. Coming across a mysterious watch called the Omnitrix, our young protagonist discovers the ability to transform into 10 different friendly aliens, each one in possession of unique and amazing super powers.

The new series is expected to bring the Ben 10 franchise to a new generation of fans, while reminding the old fans of the high energy action, creative fantasy, and refreshing humor that made the original such a big hit when it premiered in 2006.

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Cartoon Network is Rebooting the Ben 10 Franchise http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/cartoon-network-rebooting-ben-10-franchise/ http://www.toonbarn.com/ben-10/cartoon-network-rebooting-ben-10-franchise/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:00:52 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=54995 While technically more successful than many animated series during its time, it can’t be denied that Ben 10: Omniverse failed to gain the same amount of critical and fan acclaim that its predecessors achieved. If you’re part of the fanbase that saw Omniverse as a step down from Ultimate Alien, the latest news should be […]

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While technically more successful than many animated series during its time, it can’t be denied that Ben 10: Omniverse failed to gain the same amount of critical and fan acclaim that its predecessors achieved. If you’re part of the fanbase that saw Omniverse as a step down from Ultimate Alien, the latest news should be a good one, as Cartoon Network is going back to the drawing board and rebooting the series.

According to recent reports, Cartoon Network is producing a new take on the Ben 10 franchise and has decided on fall 2016 as the premiere for international markets, followed by an American premiere in 2017. Man of Action will once again helm the project as executive producers, while John Fang (of Generator Rex) will be acting as executive producer.

The rebooted Ben 10 series will still follow the exploits of 10 year old Ben Tennyson, his cousin Gwen, and Grandpa Max. The series will restart the story, with the trio out in the country for a summer vacation and Ben accidentally finding the mysterious Omnitrix, which grants him alien superpowers.

What do you think? Is the reboot necessary or were you hoping that they will continue where Omniverse left off? Sound off in the comments section or at Toonbarn’s forums!

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