Transformers: Prime The Game is a game for the Wii, Wii U, and the Nintendo 3DS and Altron for the Nintendo DS. Transformers: Prime The Game is based on the Transformers Prime series. The game features the voice cast from the show such as Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, to name a few. The game focuses on Team Prime (consisting of Optimus Prime, Arcee, Bulkhead, Bumblebee, and Ratchet), Jack, Miko, and Raf's fight against the Decepticons and their new secret weapon.The Decepticons have intercepted a large meteor full of Dark Energon approaching the Earth, and the Autobots arrive to try and thwart the Decepticons' plans to use the Dark Energon. A massive eruption of power during the battle on the meteor breaks out, and the Autobots become separated from Jack, Miko and Raf, who are monitoring them at base. Unknown to the Autobots and the humans, the Decepticons have uncovered Thunderwing, an ancient being that they will use to try to take over the Earth.
Canon Immigrant: Thunderwing having been adapted from the Generation One series.
Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Not Starscream, oddly enough. Thunderwing betrays Megatron after agreeing to help him fight the Autobots once he's been repaired.
Competitive Balance: Essentially the way the Autobots differentiate from each other, the faster they are, the less damage they do with their guns, though they have a faster fire rate to compensate, and melee attacks. In order from fastest/weakest to slowest/strongest: Arcee, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Optimus Prime, Bulkhead.
Composite Character: Thunderwing borrows elements from his two main appearances. He's a deadly Transformer with an obsession with the matrix ala the Marvel comics, and he's a giant Person of Mass Destruction with a deadly breath weapon ala his IDW Stormbringer appearance. His design borrows from both.
Continuity Snarl: According to a producer at Activision, the game takes place alongside the second season of the animated series, but could be "wedged in" anywhere in the season. However, this is impossible thanks to the makeup of the Decepticon team:
Starscream is the main problem do to his defection long before the events of the game.
Airachnid isn't much better, her Insecticon minions were only under her control while she was an independent agent, and really only for a single episode. That episode ended with her being locked into stasis and losing control over the swarm to Megatron.
And of course Dreadwing and Starscream never worked together at any point during the series.
Difficult but Awesome: Downplayed with Starscream, his ranged attack and supercharged range attack are difficult to master as they fire missiles that curve to meet the target rather than firing directly like the other characters. His rockets have difficulty in targeting short ranged moving enemies, but if one learns to use him as a ranged character, then the attacks are quite powerful and good at knocking other bots down.
Disney Villain Death: Played straight with Thunderwing, Optimus, Jack and Arcee manage to defeat him by blowing up his power core and causing him to fall into a volcano.
Elite Mooks: Megatron pulls out a new batch of Veichons to fight Optimus and his men.
Escort Mission: Bumblebee has to escort Raf to safty once he finds the boy. Ratchet later does the same for both Raf and Miko while the three of them are trying to escape the Nemesis.
Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: It's never explained where Thunderwing came from, or how exactly he got himself trapped in the meteor in the first place.
Glory Seeker: Starscream, for his own personal glory of course.
Honor Before Reason: When Optimus tries to reason with Thunderwing, this is pretty much Thunderwings' response.
Human Shield: Megatron uses Starscream as one when Thunderwing attacks and escapes the Nemesis.
Idiot Ball: The shows cast as a whole is a lot dumber here. Jack walks right into a fight with Arcee and Airachnid, getting himself captured, and Megatron trusts Thunderwing even though the latter has no incentive to help him.
You Fool!: Used by Megatron when he finds Starscream, trying to finish repairing Thunderwing scolds him about losing Ratchet.
What Happened to the Mouse?: Once Knock Out falls off the Nemesis after his fight with Bumblebee, and Dreadwing gets buried under a rockslide. Neither are seen or mentioned again for the rest of the game.