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 there 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.
This game provides examples of:
- Action Girl: Arcee, Airachnid for the Decepticons (and Miko's still trying).
- Adaptational Badass: Thunderwing receives this treatment. Not only is he a dangerous combatant, but he's also bigger than any transformer other than Unicron himself.
- Ratchet taking on whole hoards of Vehicons isn't too hard to imagine, but beating back Soundwave (who is equal parts The Juggernaut and Lightning Bruiser in the Prime continuity) is stretching it.
- Arm Cannon
- Attack Its Weak Point: Ratchet builds a device that kills Thunderwing, once Jack places it inside him.
- Back Stab: How Thunderwing thanks the Decepticons for healing him.
- Badass: Thunderwing
- Bad Boss: Megatron once again shows far less concern for his troops. Using Starscream as a shield is a perfect example.
- Big Bad: Megatron takes a backseat to Thunderwing.
- Big Damn Heroes: Optimus saves the day, duh.
- Jack gets his moment when he uses Ratchets device to de-power Thunderwing.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dark Action Girl: Airachnid. Like Arcee she's the only female of her faction.
- The Determinator: This is one of Thunderwing's defining characteristics.
- 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.
- Canon Discontinuity
- Elite Mooks: Megatron pulls out a new batch of Veichons to fight Optimus and his men.
- Vehicon Helicopters
- Vehicon Tanks
- Vehicon Trucks
- 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.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Megatron and Thunderwing.
- A Father to His Men: Optimus, as always.
- Five-Bad Band: The Decepticons:
- Five-Man Band: The Autobots:
- Gatling Good: Dreadwing carries one.
- 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.
- Humongous Mecha: Again, Thunderwing.
- Kick the Dog: Using the captured Miko and Raf to force Ratchet help repair Thunderwing? Really, Megatron?
- Offscreen Teleportation: After Bulkhead and Miko escape the underground temple, and Bulkhead is forced to fight some Veichons. Once outside, Miko calls him over to a nearby ravine. Bulkhead asks her how she got all the way over there without his notice, Miko just shrugs and tells him it's not important.
- Oh Scrap: Megatron has this reaction after Thunderwing is completely repaired and makes his intentions clear.
- Plot Armor: With the exception of Thunderwing, every named character survives the game, likely to avoid any contradictions with the ongoing series.
- Redshirt Army: The Veichons.
- Scenery Porn: Many of the game arenas look very good.
- The Smurfette Principle: Arcee and Airachnid are the only "female" Autobot and Decepticon respectively.
- Smug Snake: Starscream, what else is knew.
- Storming the Castle
- Transforming Mecha
- Ungrateful Bastard: Thunderwings' idea of thanking Megatron for his repairs? Trying to kill the Decepticon leader.
- 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.