''Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion'' is a PlatformFighter and MascotFighter game featuring Creator/CartoonNetwork characters, a la ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. The Nintendo3DS version (released a few months before the console version) features 18 playable characters, with 19 others acting as assists. The console versions have the 3DS version's roster, plus 8 more for a total of 26 (4 of them were formerly assist characters (2 were bosses)) and added 6 new assists for a total of 21 assist characters.
!!This game features content the following Creator/CartoonNetwork shows:
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''

The official website no longer exists, but [[TheWikiRule the Wiki for the game]] (which really, really, REALLY, needs WikiMagic) can be found [[http://punchtimeexplosion.wikia.com/wiki/Punch_Time_Explosion_Wiki here]].
!!This game features the following {{trope}}s:

* TheAce:
** Samurai Jack, at least according to Bloo.
--> If I had known there would have been a samurai here, then I would have came here first.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Semi-subverted: The narrator never knew that [[spoiler: the remote control he bought was corrupting the dimensions]].
* AllYourPowersCombined: [[spoiler:Trope-namer Captain Planet is summoned by Ben's Swamp'''''fire''''' form, all of the heroes' '''''heart'''''s that got them that far, Mac and Bloo's experiences on the dimension most '''''Earth'''''-like, Captain K'nuckles' experiences on the '''''water'''''s of Stormalong Harbor, and Chowder breaking '''''wind''''']].
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: You can buy clothes from the shop, such as Samurai Jack's ninja attire, [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Teenage Ben's Plumber suit]], Vilgax's [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}} original outfit]] (the version in the game is based off of ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]''), and [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Him's exercise outfit]]. Bonus points go to the developers for including the Rowdyruff Boys and Captain Pollution.
* ArtificialStupidity: During the [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Cheese]] protection mission, sometimes Cheese will simply walk off the stage and die, yet [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard the game will penalize the player for not protecting him anyway.]]
* AscendedExtra: Aku, Him, Johnny Bravo, and Kevin Levin were all {{Assist Character}}s in the 3DS version. In the Console versions? [[PromotedToPlayable Fully playable]].
* AscendedMeme:
** [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter's]] FamousLastWords on [[http://www.gametrailers.com/video/gdc-11-punch-time/711082 his trailer]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghzEd4WLUz4 "My hair is on fire! My hair is on fire!"]]
** Billy and Mandy's Synergy attack has Billy scream his infamous "DESTROY US ALL" line from ''Attack of the Clowns''.
** By getting 9001+ points in ''XL'', you get the achievement/trophy [[Anime/DragonBallZ "It's Over 9000!"]]. Appropriate, beacuse the English dub of Dragonball Z has actually aired on the network.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: The Narrator's remote control.]]
* BigBoosHaunt: Endsville.
* BiggerOnTheInside: The capsule the characters use to travel from dimension to dimension.
%%* BossArenaIdiocy: Aku's dragon form.%%
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Many of the good Creator/CartoonNetwork characters were mind controlled.
* CityOfAdventure: Endsville, Stormalong Harbour, Marzipan, Townsville, and Bellwood.
* CrossOver: Between many of Cartoon Network's universes.
* CrosshairAware: [[spoiler:The remote control shoots lightning bolts that have this effect.]]
* CutsceneBoss: Sergeant Sensible from the first part of the KND stage.
* DamageSpongeBoss: Almost every boss requires you to just keep attacking them without stopping.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: ''Anyone'' who's played Smash Bros. is bound to get frustrated by the controls. For example, something simplistic as ''jumping'' and ''grabbing items'' requires ''seperate buttons''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mandy and, on occasion, the narrator.
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Captain Planet being summoned.]] Though, considering his primary role in ''his'' series...
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Aku can only be defeated by the sword Jack wields in the show he hails from. In this game, he can be harmed by any other playable character and a laser in Dexter's lab (which can defeat him in one hit).
* EnemyMine: Averted, as the villains never join the heroes during the story mode.
* EscortMission: At multiple points, you'll be tasked with defeating a number of enemies while keeping an NPC alive. The first arrives very early, when you have to keep a horde of foes from attacking Mung in Chowder's world.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Monkey (obviously) and Mojo Jojo.
* EvilVersusEvil: It plays out that way if the player redoes the final boss with a villain, as the villains never joined the heroes during the story mode.
* FinalBoss: In the story mode, [[spoiler: the Narrator's remote]]. In the Arcade Mode of the UpdatedReRelease, Him.
* FinalBossNewDimension
* FiveManBand: Ben's team by the end of the Powerpuff Girls level was this before Dexter brought the two teams together.
** TheHero: Ben
** TheLancer: Chowder
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Buttercup
** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Blossom
** TheChick: Bubbles
** '[[SixthRanger Sixth Rangers]]: Flapjack's team and Dexter post-MissionControl.
* FlunkyBoss: Stickybeard and [[spoiler:the narrator's remote.]]
* GameBreakingBug: If you lose a life at the same time you fail a protection mission, the entire 3DS will freeze. The Wii version of XL is also prone to random crashes, which require a hard reset.
* GangplankGalleon: Stormalong Harbor.
* GenreShift: One minute you'll be fighting mooks, the next you'll be on a MinecartMadness segment or a FPS.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: [[spoiler:The Narrator's Remote Control.]]
* GuestFighter: WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}} is literally the only character who isn't a Creator/CartoonNetwork original, his show having predated the network by two years, although the show ''did'' air as reruns on said channel.
* HeartBeatDown: Captain Planet's Punch Time Explosion attack has him use [[DishingOutDirt all]] [[PlayingWithFire of]] [[BlowYouAway the]] [[MakingASplash elements]] and end it with an explosion of heart energy, proving that HeartIsAnAwesomePower.
* TheHero: Ben Tennyson seems to fill this role in the story mode.
* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler: The Narrator's Remote Control]] is the true BigBad of the story mode.
%%* JackOfAllStats: Captain K'nuckles surprisingly. And he could give [[Franchise/SuperMario Mario]] a challenge. And in the console, Johnny.%%
* LargeHam: Aku, of course!
* LemonyNarrator: Though never seen, his occasional snark, odd manner of describing the events of the game, and the fact that he's voiced by George Lowe have many fans believing it's Space Ghost.
* LethalJokeCharacter:
** Tolietnator. He may seem like a [[JokeCharacter joke]], but hittoliet attacks provide him awesome range, and his Punch Time Explosion is [[GameBreaker summoning a giant toliet with powerful whirlpools that can trap anyone with ease. Think about that for a second]].
** Flapjack. He's a small 7-year-old in a fighting game with only [[ImprobableWeaponUser little pieces of candy, a lollipop, and a candy cane boomerang.]] He can still duke it out with everyone else just fine.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: To determine who's going to fight Mojo Jojo, the characters fight each other to prove who's strong enough for the task.
%%* LightningBruiser: Ben (he's a little below average in terms of speed, but a majority of his moves are fast), Samurai Jack, Buttercup, and Father. Unfortunately, the latter three suffer from not having decent projectile/ranged attacks.%%
* LimitBreak: Punch Time Explosions.
* MascotFighter
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover
* {{Metaphorgotten}}:
-->'''Narrator''': It's Kevin Levin! And he looks like he fell from the ugly alien tree, and hit every ugly alien branch on the way down! And fell in an ugly puddle. And sat in it for a while. What I'm getting at is that he's really ugly looking.
* MovesetClone: The [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls three powerpuff girls]] are mostly this, with a few differences.
** The three girls have the fastest speed in the game with 5/5 along with Monkey, but...
** Blossom is the [[JackofAllStats most balanced out of the three girls and most of the characters in the game]] with an amazing air recovery, decent power and range in her attacks, and strong knockback with her [[AnIcePerson freeze breath]] and [[ShockAndAwe lightning bolt]] attacks. Her PTE is one of the hardest to use in the game, but once mastered, [[GameBreaker she can KO anyone with timing and precision]].
** Buttercup is one of the few characters with [[LightningBruiser fast speed and above-average strength]] (since she's the strongest Powerpuff, duh) and rivals Aku and Ben in the power department. She's small so she can't be harmed with certain attacks and she has a powerful PTE. Her only weakness is that her air abilities aren't great like her sisters and she's more of a close-range fighter.
* OhCrap: After the mine cart ride in the second Ben 10 level in Story mode, a Forever Knight and a Vilgax Bioid get this reaction upon encountering the Heroes.
* {{Pirate}}: Stickybeard and the Candy Pirates from Codename: KND [[{{Pun}} AAARRRR]] perfect examples. There are even three kinds of Candy Pirates: the small ones that hobble around, the medium sized ones that only appear in one point in the game, and the large ones that hit harder than any of the other pirates.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Father. Go ahead and break into Dexter's lab, set the place on fire to sabotage his work, mess up his lair and the dimension jet. It's not like you sent Ben, Chowder, and Buttercup to the Powerpuff Girls' dimension where two more super-powered girls would join them.
* PlanetHeck: Endsville's Underworld.
* PlatformFighter
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Due to Creator/CartoonNetwork's staple shows going from SliceOfLife Shows to {{Adventure}} Series With {{superhero}}es and {{supervillain}}s, the likes of Mac & Bloo can battle {{Flying Brick}}s, {{Galactic Conqueror}}s, and [[MasterSwordsman Master Swordsmen]] on an equal level. Quite {{egregious}} in the case of Ben Tennyson, who, instead of having a StanceSystem with a select few of his most popular forms as one would expect, fights primarily in human form, trasforming briefly for a special attack. And he's powerful too.
%%* PuzzleBoss: [[spoiler: The remote.]]%%
* ReactorBoss: When you have to simultaneously have to keep Mojo Jojo at bay and destroy the core of Mojo's robot.
%%* SequelHook: At the end, [[spoiler: the narrator complains about how he doesn't have a remote control and brings up the idea of having a lava man control it by lever]].%%
%%** [[spoiler: Naturally, that doubles as a ShoutOut to WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast.]]%%
* ShapeShifting:
** Aku. Complete with MorphicResonance.
** Both Ben 10s turn into aliens for their special attacks, as expected.
%%* {{Shotoclone}}: Buttercup, interestingly enough.%%
* ShoutOut:
** If Jack wins, he may say [[Franchise/StreetFighter "You must defeat my Dragon Punch to stand a chance."]]
** Captain Planet borrows [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Captain Falcon's]] Falcon Kick.
** Going through the Endsville Cemetery without dying while playing as Hoss Delgado in ''XL'' gets you the achievement/trophy [[Music/TheLonelyIsland "Like a Hoss".]]
* SpamAttack: Enemies do this a lot.
* SquishyWizard: [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Tolietnator]] and [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Him]] are this. The former uses [[ImprobableWeaponUser toliet paper and plunger to fight]] and his PTE is an extreme GameBreaker. The latter can transform to attack, and weird recovery, and he has a bunch of annoying glitches.
* StationaryBoss: Aku's dragon form.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: Ultimate Kevin repeatedly slams his arms into the ground to use two of his attacks and occasionally will get them stuck, giving you free hit time. {{Averted}} in XL, where Gwen uses her powers to restrain Kevin's arms instead.
* TeleportSpam: Aku will teleport to the area closest to you during his boss fight.
* {{Tomorrowland}}: Dexter's Lab.
%%* TragicMonster: Ultimate Kevin Levin.%%
* UpdatedRerelease: ''Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL'' for the UsefulNotes/{{Playstation 3}}, UsefulNotes/XBox360, and UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}. Aside from fixing some problems withthe original version, several new game modes have been added (the confirmed ones being Training, Arcade, PTE Mode, Fight The Drones and Survival) and most of the original voice actors returned. Also, eight new characters have been added to the game, those being:
** [[WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo Johnny Bravo]]
** [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Him]]
** [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack Aku and The Scotsman]]
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}} Young Ben and Kevin Levin]]
** [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor The Toiletnator]]
** [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Hoss Delgado]]
* UnexpectedCharacter: WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}. Some actually thought he was a hoax when he was leaked out.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: When the remote is close to losing, it stops trying to beat you through minions and TeleportSpam and comes after you with no shields and two melee attacks. It may have just powered down, though.]]
* VillainTeamUp: All of the villains in the game.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Kevin 11. His attacks have high knockback, he does not keep still most of the time, and after getting his health to a certain point he goes into a temper tantrum that will more than likely hit you.
* WolverinePublicity: ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' was the only represented show still running at the time of the game's release.
* WombLevel: There's a Flapjack stage that takes place on some floating debris. After a while, Bubbie swallows you and the fight continues in her mouth. XL just skips the floating debris and starts the fight in her mouth.