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Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!! is a Nintendo DS and 3DS game, based on Adventure Time. It is also available on the Nintendo eShop on the 3DS. It was developed by WayForward Technologies, D3 Publisher, Cartoon Network Interactive, and Pendleton Ward.[3][4] It was initially announced by Pen on his Twitter page. This is the first Adventure Time video game for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS hand-held system, and was released on November 20, 2012 in North America. It is also the first licensed Adventure Time video game overall. No EU release date has been announced, but it was released on eShop in Europe and the UK.


In the first licensed Adventure Time video game, Finn and Jake wake up one morning to find their trash stolen by the Ice King. Jake couldn’t care less about half-eaten bananas, crumpled-up burrito wrappers, and old chicken diapers – but when they find out the Ice King is using their stolen goods to construct a Garbage Princess, the heroes leave the Treehouse to find out what’s going on. Journey through the Land of Ooo in an offbeat adventure and discover perilous dungeons and unimaginable treasures while playing as Finn and Jake in an action-adventure experience.



Finn sprite.pngFinn Jake sprite.pngJake


BananaGuard sprite.pngBanana Guard BMO sprite.pngBMO ChooseGoose sprite.pngChoose Goose
CinnamonBun sprite.pngCinnamon Bun CosmicOwl DS sprite.pngCosmic Owl Donny sprite.pngDonny
DrIceCream sprite.pngDr. Ice Cream DuchessOfNuts sprite.pngDuchess of Nuts DukeOfNuts sprite.pngDuke of Nuts
FlamePrincess sprite.pngFlame Princess HotDogPrincess sprites.pngHot Dog Princess BankHouse sprite.pngHousies
IceKing sprite.pngIce King LadyRainicorn sprite.pngLady Rainicorn RaggedyPrincess sprite.pngRaggedy Princess
LemonGrab sprite.pngEarl of Lemongrab LSP NoShadow sprite.pngLumpy Space Princess MarcelineNpc sprite.pngMarceline
MrCandyCane sprite.pngMr. Candy Cane MrCupcake sprite.pngMr. Cupcake NEPTR sprite.pngNeptr
PartyGod sprite.pngParty God PeppermintButler sprite.pngPeppermint Butler PrincessBubblegum Basic sprite.pngPrincess Bubblegum
SnowGolem sprite.pngSnow Golem Swan sprite.pngSwan TreeTrunks sprite.pngTree Trunks
WildberryPrincess sprite.pngWildberry Princess Water nymphs.png Nymph

Cameo in Credits


Apple Zombie Sprite.pngApple Zombie (Hit Points: 10) Battle Cube Sprite.pngBattle Cubes (Hit Points: 10)
Bee Sprite.pngBees (Hit Points: 4) Big Candy Zombie Sprite.pngBig Candy Zombie (Hit Points: 18)
Brown Hypno Worm Sprite.pngBrown Hypno Worm (Hit Points: 6) Candy Zombie Sprite.pngCandy Zombie (Hit points:10)
Charcoal Rock Sprite.pngCharcoal Rock (Hit Points: 8) Crystal Guardian Sprite.pngCrystal Guardian
Dark Sign Zombie Sprite.pngDark Sign Zombies (Hit Points: 14) Dumb Ice Rock Sprite.pngDumb Ice Rock (Hit Points: 6)
Dumb Rock Sprite..pngDumb Rocks (Hit Points: 3) Flying Gnome Sprite.pngFlying Gnomes (Hit Points: 1)
Fruit Witch Sprite.pngFruit Witch (Hit Points: 6) Hammer Turtle Sprite.pngHammer Turtles (Hit Points: 3)
Hypno Worm Sprite.pngHypno Worms (Hit Points: 3) Ice Bul Sprite.pngIce Bull (Hit Points: 25)
Ice Skeleton Sprite.pngIce Skeleton (Hit Points: 14)

Ice Toad Sprite.pngIce Toads (Hit Points: 30)

Skeleton Warrior Sprite.pngSkeleton Warrior (Hit Points: 14) Knife Bunny Sprite.pngKnife Bunnies (Hit Points: 5)
Penguin Sprite.pngPenguins (Hit Points: 1) Rock sprite.pngRocks (Hit Points: 3)
Sign Zombie Sprite.pngSign Zombies (Hit Points: 7) Skeleton Butterfly Sprite.pngSkeleton Butterfly (Hit Points: 1)
Ice-O-Pede Sprite.pngIce-o-pede



Grass Lands

Candy Kingdom

Red Rock Pass

Ice Kingdom



  • Apple
  • Banana (rarely found when defeating Brown Hypno Worm)
  • Burger
  • Birthday Cake (grants invincibility and is found in the food room in Princess Bubblegum's castle)
  • Carton of Bug Milk (combine this with the Birthday Cake to get the bee, but causes extreme HP loss.)
  • Crystal Gem Apple (appeared in "Tree Trunks")
  • Cupcake
  • Egg
  • Everything burrito (Jake made this in "Conquest of Cuteness")
  • Goblet
  • Hotdog
  • Ketchup (Condiment)
  • Milkshake (Combine Milkshake with Sea Salt (Condiment) and eat it to regain all your health, plus use the Stars of Frozen Rain attack)
  • Pancakes
  • Pizza Slice
  • Royal Tart: may cause paralysis!
  • Sea Salt (Condiment) (Combine Milkshake with Sea Salt (Condiment) and eat it to regain all your health, plus use the Stars of Frozen Rain attack)
  • Syrup (Condiment)
  • Trail Mix (Ice King ate some in "Prisoners of Love")
  • Tree Trunks Pie (Tree Trunks has made these in various episodes. Can be made in-game by giving Tree Trunks 3 apples. It can be eaten to restore all health and the description is the pie song that played at the end of "Crystals Have Power")
  • Watermelon
  • Wildberry Jam (Condiment)

Other Items

  • Stars of Frozen Rain (Throw ice shurikens with each attack. Can also be used by eating Milkshake + Sea Salt; appeared in the "The Chamber of Frozen Blades")
  • Ninja Cape (Increase attack + knockback)
  • Vorpal Hand (Increase attack speed) (appeared in "Wizard")
  • Tiger Claw (Increases attack and lowers speed) (appeared in "Wizard")
  • Beautious Wings (Doubles Finn's jump height) (appeared in "Wizard")
  • Wad of Cash (can be given to Choose Goose for items)
  • Nightosphere amulet (Greatly increase attack but lose HP)
  • Habanero (Shoot fireballs + increase speed)
  • Spicy Serum (Shoot fireballs + increase speed) (can be combined from a food and condiment; appeared in "Too Young")
  • Crystal Eye (grants the user temporary invincibility) (can be combined from a food and condiment)
  • Billy's Sword (Slows down enemies)
  • Cosmic gauntlet (greatly increases attack power fror a short period of time) (Appeared in "Rainy Day Daydream")
  • Glowing Sword (A key item) (replaces Finn's Golden Sword) (Able to chop through Ice Blocks)
  • Baby Shoes: (Increase movement speed; increase travel speed [in overworld mode]; appeared in "Business Time")
  • Bee (HP: 4): (Temporarily fights at your side [dropped by bees and thought of as taming them] can be obtained by combining Birthday Cake and bug milk, but it causes extreme HP loss)

Jake's forms

In side-scrolling mode:

  • Wiggly Arm Attack (a farther attack than Finn's but less damage)
  • Big Fist (does more damage and used to smash rock walls)
  • Umbrella (allows you to glide and fly across windy areas)
  • Ear-Shield (reflects arrows)
  • Jake Wheel (can get across water in side-scrolling mode and does damage)

In over-world mode:

  • Jake Bridge (get across broken bridges)
  • Heavy Jake (grows big and smashes wall)
  • Leggey Jake (stretches up to access high areas)
  • Boat Jake (move across water)


Different items give Finn status changes. These change Finn's color and have different affects.

  • Orange (Tiger Claw increases attack and lowers speed)
  • Yellow (Beautious Wings double jump height)
  • Grey (Vorpal Hand increases attack speed)
  • Black (Royal Tarts may paralyze [slow down movement])
  • Flashing (Crystal Eye or getting damaged grants invincibility)



Move Finn and Jake.

  • Left or right: Run.
  • Down: Crouch.
  • Hold down on a thin floor: Drop through thin floor.
  • Down + B: Slide attack (in the direction Finn is facing).


Press and hold down to highlight bottom screen options.

  • L + A: Use selected item.
  • L + R: Switch between BMO's tabs.


Use Jake's abilities:

  • Press and hold R on the ground: Ear Shield (must be unlocked)
  • Press and hold R in the air: Jake Umbrella (must be unlocked)


Interact with characters or objects.


Makes Finn jump.


Makes Jake attack:

  • X: Jake Punch.
  • Down + X: Fist Smash (must be unlocked)
  • Hold X while running: Jake Roll (must be unlocked)


Makes Finn attack:

  • Y + Hold down: Sweep kick.
  • Y + Hold up: High punch.
  • Hold down + Y in the air: DownThrust (must be unlocked)
  • Hold Y, release to attack: Spiral Slice (must be unlocked)


Pauses the game and skips text.


  • If you push the Konami code: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, on the title screen, it will show the "Secret Screen Song" with Pen Ward singing with Finn and Jake. This only works on the Nintendo 3DS version.
  • Beat the game once to unlock New Game Plus. You keep all of your loot and stat upgrades, but all of the enemies (and bosses) have twice the amount of health. You need to collect all of the treasures again though.
  • After beating New Game Plus, you unlock the music viewer, allowing you to listen to all of the tracks in the game. However, it seemingly lacks the music heard when fighting the Chainsaw Bear and the Marauder Leader.
  • After obtaining Jake's Boat, depart from the Red Rock Pass dock leading into the Ice Kingdom. Instead of going straight into the Ice Kingdom, move up and to the right towards the Grasslands, past the Red Rock Island. Soon, you will come in contact with the Grasslands. Move past the first Grasslands dock you see (which should be near a Breakable Jake Wall) and continue moving upwards until you see another dock leading up to a small hill area. There is a chest here that contains the Spiral Slice. (The game says that "Jake has achieved the Spiral Slice Ability." rather than Finn.)
  • BMO will close his eyes on the touch screen if you have not retrieved the Map of Ooo.
  • The actual final boss is Lumpy Space Princess. The last piece of garbage that the Ice King gives back is an ashtray that Lumpy Space Princess made for Finn. She becomes enraged, eats beans, becomes giant, and goes through a space portal. You then get on Lady Rainicorn and follow her through. Due to the fact that Lady automatically deals 25 damage, Lumpy Space Princess can be defeated in 120 hits.
  • The Enchiridion can be found only in Lemongrab's dungeon. You must use Beautious Wings in Chet's cell to get up to it. It deals 200 damage to all enemies on screen.
  • If you start a New-Game+, all treasure chests that held Wizard Stars now hold Bombas.
  • In the path before Lemongrab's dungeon, there is a PHIL FACE in the bottom left corner near the exit. Walk under the last platform and look to the bottom left.


The gameplay features overworld exploration (in a top view) and dungeon combat (in a side view). Both Finn and Jake are controlled at the same time. Jake isn't feeling motivated to walk or use his powers, so he sits in Finn's backpack and digs out items. You move Finn and push Y to use his attacks, while pushing X uses Jake attacks. Finn has the ability to attack with punches or with his sword and can pick up items and enemies. Jake can shapeshift into a wide variety of things, e.g. bridges and boats and can also grow and shrink. These forms have to be unlocked be talking to certain characters and completing certain tasks. They can both perform "Fist Smash," "The Downward Sword-Thrust" and "The Twirling Death Blossom" moves by finding battle abilities. The game will also feature recurring Adventure Time characters and locations, such as the Grass Lands, the Candy Kingdom, Red Rock Pass and the Ice Kingdom.


The game features new music composed by Jake Kaufman. The soundtrack was made available for the public on December 19, 2012 on SoundCloud.

Eight tracks have lyrics which include:

A majority of the tracks on the games soundtrack are exclusive to the 3DS version of the game while the DS version re-uses tracks on multiple occasions.

The three tracks completely cut from the game are:

The soundtrack consists of a total of 34 tracks.

Collector's Edition

It was revealed on July 12, 2012, that the game would have a Collector's Edition. It is currently available at Amazon. Gamestop no longer sells them.[5][6] The Collector's Edition is available for both the DS and 3DS consoles. It includes a steel case cover of the Enchiridion, the Book of Beasts Beastiary, a poster of The Land of Ooo, and a stylus designed after Finn's sword.


This game has received generally positive reception, with critics praising the solid controls and gameplay, two things that are not common in most other licensed games, but was criticized for its short length. The game has a Metacritic score of 68, indicating "mixed or average reviews."


Sneak Peek


  • When the player gets the "Spiral Slice" Ability, the game says that Jake got the Spiral Slice rather than Finn.
  • The game was mentioned about in the May 2012 Nintendo Power and later detailed the game aspects in the July 2012 edition.
  • Pendleton Ward's Twitter posts have mentioned hypothetical ideas about the game.
  • In the Nintendo Direct video on June 21, this game was mentioned.
  • At the end of the credits, what looks like Finn and Jake confronting the Ice King turns into a gender-swapped version, including Fionna, Cake, and the Ice Queen.
  • In the game, Finn's golden sword is named "Scarlet the Golden Sword" though this has not been mentioned in the TV series.
  • The game features characters seen throughout the series.
  • If you leave Finn stationary for a while, he will either take off his hat or Jake will cover his eyes.
  • This game has released the same day Windows 1.0 released.
  • At the end of each dungeon, before the boss, the Ice King will be there with a princess made out of garbage. The princesses get smaller as you go along up to the final dungeon where the Ice King kidnapped Lumpy Space Princess and put a banana peel on her head.
  • The glowing sword is similar to the fire sword from "Web Weirdos."
  • This is the first piece of official media where Finn explicitly states his love for Flame Princess.
  • The cage that The Ice King imprisoned Lumpy Space Princess in at the final dungeon was similar to the one Finn was being held captive in "Storytelling."
  • Near the end of the game, LSP threatens to destroy a large reactor found in Lumpy Space. According to Princess Bubblegum, the reactor supposedly played a major role in the Mushroom War and has the capability to obliterate Ooo as well as the entire planet if the reactor is ever destroyed. The reactor is never actually seen in the game.
  • When Finn takes his hat off, if the player could see clearly, his hair seems to be the same length as in "Beautopia."

Cultural references

  • The gameplay is based on the second game in The Legend of Zelda series: "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link."
  • Before the battle against Marceline in the third dungeon, the Ice King cuts his conversation with Finn short by saying, "but enough talk, have at you!" After he leaves, if the Garbage Princess is examined, Jake will remark that the princess is "a miserable little pile of trash." These lines, and the fact that the next boss is Marceline (a vampire), very strongly seems to be a nod to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night's opening scene where Richter Belmont confronts Dracula.
  • Before you enter the tree dungeon, Jake will say "It's dangerous to go alone." This is a reference to the first game in The Legend of Zelda series: The Legend of Zelda.
  • The secret code you can input on the title screen is a reference to the Konami Code, a cheat code that appears in many Konami games.
  • The concept of Jake spending the entire time in Finn's backpack while still coming to his aid is reminiscent to Banjo-Kazooie.
  • The trading quest in the game is a reference to The Legend of Zelda in which the player acquires an item, often by helping out another character. The item can then be traded to someone else who desires it, who then gives the player a new item to trade, and so on.
  • Finn's jumping style in 2D-based worlds, with legs in a sprint and a fist in the air, is very similar to Mario's jump from the original Super Mario Bros. game.
  • Lumpy Space Princess eating a can of beans before becoming bigger and stronger is a reference to Popeye.
  • The treasure chest sprite is an altered version of Kirby Super Star Ultra's treasure chest sprite.


Box art and promotional materials

Production art


External links


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