There are plenty of games for boys on the Cartoon Network site, many of which are tied in with the ever popular Ben 10 show. Titles include Ben 10 Alien Maker Battles; Ben 10 Game Generator 2; Ben 10 Alien Locator; and Ben 10 OmniGames. Plus there are hundreds of other adventure and action titles based on popular cartoons, which can be downloaded to the Android phone.
So how do you do it? Well, you can search for a gem by show or by game. Navigate to or type in the name of the show you want to play a game associated with and you should see all titles for that programme. Then you simply hit download or play, and start playing.
Most Ben 10 games, and other games for boys, are compatible with both Android and iPhone, plus all other Apple products and handheld devices. Under normal circumstances you will be asked to nominate a handheld device when you get to the download screen – just pick the one that is appropriate to what you will be using and go from there.
Most of the games are free, some may incur a charge – here you will almost certainly have to ask for parental permission before you continue. The games for boys in question are all downloaded through the App store unless otherwise noted.
A lot of the games you can play are designed to enrich your experience of specific elements of the shows they are based on. For instance, some Ben 10 games are not so much games (not in the sense that a platform game is a game, anyway, or a racing game is a game) as they are clever Apps. One of the most popular at the moment is the Mouth-Off App, which animates a Ben 10 character’s mouth when you speak, so it looks like the character is saying your words.
Also, a lot of the Ben 10 games and Apps are based on the “real world” Ben 10 game – so you get a Top Trumps style environment where you can design your own aliens and monsters to “fight” each other for points. The most fearsome design wins!
In a lot of cases, the games for boys you download require a network connection to play. This is because the majority of the game’s software is stored on a cloud or external server – when you download, you’re really just taking down the shortcut and access code to get into the server where the game is actually stored. If the Ben 10 or other popular game was kept on your phone or handheld device in its entirety, it would clog up your system with huge data requirements, making everything else run slower.
Lots of games for boys downloadable to a handheld device or phone are based on characters rather than on a whole show. Gumball, for example, features the amazing world of Gumball and lets you play as your favourite characters – but the games are different, more classic platform and puzzle than anything.
Lisa is a content writer by profession. She love for online games makes her often blog about the different games for boys of Cartoon Network.