Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Animation-Based Games

While talking with students who I teach English to in Asia, I have learned that many of them are interested in pro-wrestling, or at least, someone in their family is. This has contributed to the number of people in Asia who visit my blog to read writing I have done for Asia-based pro-wrestling companies (Middle Kingdom Wrestling, Yanagase Pro Wrestling, and Michinoku Pro Wrestling). But I have also discovered that many of my students are also interested in games and animated shows, so this post is about a website that those students and people like them may want to check out.

The website's name is Mortgage Calculator, as it is primarily a mortgage calculator website. However, it also hosts games, and amongst Mortgage Calculator's selection are games based on animated shows.

"The Amazing World of Gumball" is an animated show created for the US-based Cartoon Network and ran from 2011-2019, but is popular in Japan today. According to the global entertainment analytics website Parrot Analytics, the audience demand for, "The Amazing World Of Gumball" is 0.9 times the demand of the average TV series in Japan in the last 30 days as of this writing. Inspired by this show about a blue cat named Gumball Watterson, "The Amazing World Of Gumball Tidy Up" is a house cleaning game in which the player can help his adoptive goldfish brother Darwin clean up the Watterson family home. It's a challenging task, as the mischievous Gumball enjoys making a room messy again after Darwin cleans it up.

"Powerpuff Girls" is another animated show that was created for Cartoon Network, running from 1998-2005. "Powerpuff Girls" was about three superpowered kindergarten-aged girls, but from 2006-2007, Cartoon Network Japan produced "Powerpuff Girls Z", which was about three teenage girls with magical powers. So, Mortgage Calculator's, "The Powerpuff Girls Panic In Townsville" will be a bit unfamiliar to those who were introduced to Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup via "Powerpuff Girls Z", but in both series, they are heroes who protect their city, which is the goal of this game.

There are many other games on Mortgage Calculator that while they are not inspired by a TV show, are animation-based, and all of the games are free. So if you enjoy animation-based games, check out Mortgage Calculator.

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