Video Game / Nicktoons Unite

A series of multiconsole video games combining multiple cartoons featured on the children's TV network Nickelodeon. Actually, only the first game in this series goes by the title Nicktoons Unite!, but considering all four games are about Nicktoons characters joining forces to defeat a common enemy, we might as well consider it the name of the series as well.

Nicktoons Unite!: Professor Calamitous joins forces with Plankton, Mr. Crocker, and Vlad Plasmius to form an Evil Syndicate. They start stealing energy from their respective worlds in order to power a Doomsday Device to blow up the multiverse. To counter this, Jimmy Neutron recruits Spongebob Squarepants, Timmy Turner (who is of course accompanied by Cosmo and Wanda), and Danny Phantom to help him venture into their worlds to stop the villains. Released for PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, and GameCube in 2005, and Nintendo DS in 2006.

Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island: Spongebob, Timmy, and Danny reunite, accompanied by co-stars Patrick, Sandy, and Sam Manson, having been picked by a Wise Old Crab to save Volcano Island from a new villain named the Mawgu. Jimmy notably sits this one out and communicates with the heroes behind the scenes.

Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots: Professor Calamitous returns, this time planning to take over the multiverse with his army of Toybots, fueled by Ghost energy combined with the fart gas of fairies having been fed Krabby Patties. Spongebob, Patrick, Jimmy, Timmy, Danny, Sam, and newcomer Tak team up to collect master models (collectibles said to hold data that Calamitous scanned from character around the multiverse that he kidnapped and then dumped (most of them) back to keep his plan secret) for the Chadbot, a robot servant of Calamitous' who claims he will help them. Along the way, they rescue starring characters from other Nicktoons, including Stimpy and Rocko in the console versions, Invader Zim, Mr. Blik, and El Tigre in the Nintendo DS version, and Jenny Wakeman and GIR in both. It should be noted that rescued characters are only acknowledged in cutscenes in the Nintendo DS version.

Spongebob Squarepants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom: A slimy cyclops alien race known as the Morphoids and their strange orange goo envelop the Nicktoons' worlds, enslaving all innocent bystanders, so the heroes (Jimmy, Spongebob, Patrick, Danny, and Tak) join forces with the Evil Syndicate (now made up of Technus, Beautiful Gorgeous, and Traloc, with Plankton the only "veteran" member) to get to the bottom of it. In addition, Invader Zim lies his way onto the heroes' side (claiming he's "not evil, just curious"), prompting his nemesis Dib to join the Evil Syndicate. They eventually find out the cause of it all as a result of the Big Bad, an alien named Globulous, continually body snatching Spongebob because he's sick of his life. In spite of having Zim as a new main character to accompany them, the Fairly Oddparents characters are oddly absent from this one. It killed the series.

This series was "succeeded" in 2011 by Nicktoons MLB.

These games contain examples of:

  • Adaptational Badass: A lot of the characters in this series normally wouldn't be likely to put up much of a fight against some of the Mooks in the series, but in these games, they're all more than capable of kicking ass. Special mention goes to Rocko, who goes from timid everyman to being able to destroy killer toys.
  • Badass Bookworm: Jimmy Neutron, especially in the first game.
  • Be Yourself: How SpongeBob got Globulous to do a Heel–Face Turn. And then he shapeshifted into a giant, slimy cyclops SpongeBob. Uh huh.
  • Big Bad: Professor Calamitous in "The Attack of the Toybots".
  • Big Bad Quadrumvirate: Professor Calamitous, Plankton, Vlad Plasmius, and Crocker in the first game.
  • Blow You Away: Jimmy's main weapon in Nicktoons Unite is a tornado blaster, which shoots bursts of air.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Despite being one of the main characters in the first three games, Timmy, Cosmo, and Wanda are completely absent from the fourth game without a mention.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • When Timmy flirts with her in the first game, Cindy replies, "Hi Timmy. I didn't know you were back in Retroville.", referring to their encounters in the three Jimmy Timmy Power Hours.
    • Globs of Doom features a boss fight with Bubble Bass, a SpongeBob character not seen since the first season (with the exception of the promotional music video for the Sponge Out of Water Movie, but this was released several years after this video game.)
  • Crisis Crossover
  • Darker and Edgier: Compared to the sequels, the first game is Darker and Edgier, both in music and threats, and with less cartoonish and comedic moments. The sequels, however, are much more Lighter and Softer.
  • Demoted to Extra: Patrick. From playable character in Volcano Island and Attack Of The Toybots to background character that spouts nonsense in Globs of Doom. Jimmy also is reduced from playable character in the first game to the Voice with an Internet Connection that stays at the hub in the second, but becomes playable again for the third and fourth.
  • Dual Boss: The DS version of Globs of Doom has the infected Almighty Tallest as the penultimate bosses.
  • Easter Egg: In Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots, the boxes for the evil teddy bears have secret messages on their boxes that can only be found by digging in the game files. They say that the toys are for ages 18 and up, and were made by "EvilToysCo". They also have extremely unnerving messages saying "I'LL HUG YOU AND KILL YOU. YOU'LL NEVER SLEEP AGAIN. I'LL KILL YOUR PARENTS."
  • King Mook: The giant fleabot in Nicktoons Unite, which led the flea robots populating the stage you find it in.
    • There's also The Great Carrapace and King Gorge in Battle for Volcano Island. The former of which is to the sand monsters and the latter of which is to the Florian guards.
  • Large Ham: Globulous.