Cartoon Cartoon Summer Resort is the name of a series of four episodic Adventure Games formerly hosted on Cartoon Network's official website, featuring characters from their Cartoon Cartoons original programming.
As their name indicates, the games take place in a summer resort for Cartoon Cartoon characters. Each episode features a problem that threatens to disrupt our favorite animated friends' peaceful vacation, and it's up to you to solve it. Along the way, you will also need to help the guests with their own personal issues.
The games date from the mid-early noughties and have since been removed from Cartoon Network's website. They also run on the discontinued Adobe Shockwave. This makes actually getting to play them a bit more challenging than it used to be, although they can still be accessed if you know where to look and what to do. The four episodes have been archived by BlueMaxima's Flashpoint, a Web Game preservation project.
The games feature characters from:
- Cow and Chicken (Cow, Chicken, The Red Guy)
- Courage the Cowardly Dog (Courage, Eustace Bagge)
- Mike, Lu & Og (Og)
- I Am Weasel (I.R. Baboon)
- The Powerpuff Girls (Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup, The Mayor, Mojo Jojo)
- Ed, Edd n Eddy (Edd)
- Dexter's Laboratory (Dexter, Dee Dee, Mandark)
- Johnny Bravo (Johnny Bravo, Little Suzy)
They provide examples of:
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: A tennis robot Dexter invents goes haywire in Episode 2, shooting balls everywhere and kickstarting the episode's main problem.
- Buried Treasure: Found in Episode 4. It humorously contains an "ancient" disco ball, a pair of bell-bottoms, and a Gee-Bees album.
- The Cameo: Space Ghost characters do not physically appear, but some of their likenesses do show up on a number of items in the series.
- Chekhov's Volcano: There's a volcano in an island on the northeastern part of the map. Naturally, it erupts in the third episode.
- Distressed Dude: Courage gets lost in the caverns under the erupting volcano in Episode 3, and you need to bail him out.
- Do-It-Yourself Plumbing Project: Featured in Episode 1. You must fix the pool's leaky pipe using implements such as chewing gum and an old sock.
- "Far Side" Island: A couple in the sea area in the northeast. One of them features a single tree (labeled "a lonely ol' tree" by the game), and the other a hut whose inhabitant thinks he should find a better place.
- Fetch Quest: Much of the games involve fetching items for the various characters.
- Funetik Aksent: Eustace's speech is rendered like this.
- Harmless Villain: Mojo Jojo spends most of the time making petty "evil plans", such as terrorizing Courage, or requesting a transporter so he can send the disco to a dimension where disco dancing is banned. His actions do cause Courage to hide in the caves under the volcano, which puts him in danger when it inevitably erupts.
- Red Herring: The second episode contains an ugly flower item that is completely useless.
- Retraux: The games look similar to the overworld in older RPGs, complete with being somewhat pixelated and the characters looking mildly Super-Deformed.
- Take This Job and Shove It: A person who writes in one of the signs ends up doing this in Episode 4 after you repeatedly move the fountains he tells you not to over the course of the games.
- "Wash Me" Graffiti: These appear on the cars in the parking lot.