9 Free Cartoon Games You Must Download on Your Phone
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Cartoons have made you laugh countless times on TV and online The Best Sites to Watch TV on Your Computer Over the Internet The Best Sites to Watch TV on Your Computer Over the Internet There are a host of different ways of watching TV on your computer over the internet these days. This article offers up a comprehensive list of sites and services to get you started. Read More , but in game form? That’s right! You might not know it, but your favorite cartoons have been turned into some of the best and most entertaining mobile games on the market.

Maybe it’s that classic cartoon style lends itself well to gaming, but these are seriously some of the most entertaining, most addicting, and most satisfying games to play on mobile. Read on to see the absolute best free games on the market fashioned after cartoons.

1. South Park: Phone Destroyer

I can’t begin to measure how impressed I am with South Park: Phone Destroyer. South Park is no stranger to games; both South Park: The Stick of Truth (our review) and The Fractured But Whole experienced monumental success on the console and PC gaming market. But this game marks the series’ mobile debut There's a New South Park Game on Android and iOS There's a New South Park Game on Android and iOS South Park: Phone Destroyer is a new South Park-themed mobile game that is essentially a card-based RPG. South Park fans will love it, while everyone else will find it infantile. Read More .

Thankfully, Phone Destroyer understands the mobile gaming market incredibly well. The card-style fighting and tower defense elements provide intriguing, addicting gameplay. Equipped with a slew of cards and characters, along with both story and PvP gameplay, you’ll find it difficult to turn the game off.

Best of all: while the game offers microtransactions DLC: The Story of Gaming's Three Most Expensive Letters DLC: The Story of Gaming's Three Most Expensive Letters Downloadable Content (DLC) is a core part of modern video games. But where did it come from, and how has it affected the video game industry? Let's find out. Read More , it does not limit the amount you can play. If you’re a South Park fan, check this one out. You won’t regret it.

Download: South Park: Phone Destroyer for Android | iOS (Free)

2. Pocket Mortys

Pocket Mortys is another impressive mobile game because it’s not only fun, it breaks the fourth wall (which, if you’ve seen the show 4 Reasons Why You Should Watch Rick and Morty 4 Reasons Why You Should Watch Rick and Morty Rick and Morty is the smartest, darkest, and most original comedy on television right now. This article explains why you, along with everybody else in the world, should watch this hilarious animated show. Read More , was inevitable). This perfectly executed Pokémon-styled game developed using Rick and Morty’s wonderful universe should be canon.

If you’ve played Pokémon before, you should be familiar with the battle format. The ingenious dimension zones are your battlegrounds, and you’ll have to beef up and evolve your “mortys” in order to advance among an in-game council’s ranks.

There’s questing, iconic skins, and a huge ensemble of mortys to choose from and capture. Another truly forward-thinking game from an impressive cartoon.

Download: Pocket Mortys for Android | iOS (Free)

3. Pokémon GO

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention one of the largest mobile gaming crazes as of late, Pokémon GO. Of course, this is a point of contention: Pokémon was first a Game Boy game before becoming one of the largest media franchises of all time The History of Pokémon: Games, Movies, Cards, and More The History of Pokémon: Games, Movies, Cards, and More From the video games to the anime and movies and so much more, here's a brief history of Pokémon -- one of the most successful media franchises of all time. Read More .

That said, to see the franchise start on mobile gaming, continue on as a show watched by millions of children worldwide, and then make its comeback to mobile gaming is quite the full circle.

Though the game has been riddled with both praise and accomplishment, it’s quite a feat. A location-based augmented reality (AR) game 12 Best Augmented Reality Apps for Android 12 Best Augmented Reality Apps for Android Augmented Reality (also often called Mixed Reality) is just beginning to take over smartphones -- and these apps will have you feeling like you're in the future. Read More , available for free, which turns any area into an AR Pallet town, is something out of the dreams of Pokémon fans everywhere.

Amass your favorite Pokémon, evolve them, and take them into battle as Team Mystic, Valor, or Instinct. You have to go outside for this one, but you’ll leave the house a trainer! Follow our beginner tips 10 Pokemon Go Tips that Every Beginner Needs To Know 10 Pokemon Go Tips that Every Beginner Needs To Know Pokemon Go can be a little daunting if you're just getting started, so we've made a list of 10 things you need to know to be the very best! Read More to get started.

Download: Pokémon GO for Android | iOS (Free)

4. Champions and Challengers

This part turned-based, part card game will devour hours of your time, but then again, so does Adventure Time. Your favorite characters are all jam-packed into this mobile thriller — the likes of which you probably haven’t seen but will over and over again now.

Beef up your characters as you face wave after wave and level after level of Champions and Challengers. Make your way through more and more difficult challenges as you level up your group. It’s everything you want in a mobile game, with the added perk of containing the zany cast from Adventure Time.

Download: Champions and Challengers for Android | iOS (Free)

5. Animation Throwdown

With this game, you don’t just get a set of characters from one universe. Instead, you get the whole late-night cartoon shebang 10 Animated Shows for Adults to Watch on Netflix 10 Animated Shows for Adults to Watch on Netflix You really should watch these awesome animated shows for adults on Netflix. They're funny, anarchic, and often more thought-provoking than serious dramas. Read More from shows like Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Futurama, and King of the Hill. Epic, right? Cue Animation Throwdown.

This card-based game provides surprisingly straightforward gameplay. If you’re familiar with the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card franchise Try Your Hand at These 3 Great iOS Collectible Card Games Try Your Hand at These 3 Great iOS Collectible Card Games Looking to take your collectible card habit beyond dead trees? Your iPad has access to digital editions of some of the longest-running collectible card games (CCGs) in existence – and entry is free! Read More , it’ll seem somewhat familiar. You essentially stack character cards and battle enemies throughout various fields and levels. The rarer the card, the bigger punch it packs.

Download: Animation Throwdown for Android | iOS (Free)

6. Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow

What’s better than the Futurama show? Very little, but its mobile game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is fun too. This game is filled to the brim with activity from the moment you install the game.

You build a city, amass resources, go out on mission, defeat alien scum in awesome 8-bit style, and do it all over again. The harder the mission, the more resources and characters you’ll need.

Form your own gang to build your city, all within the Futurama universe. Better yet, the voices (and heaps of jokes) are voiced by the original voice actors of the show.

It’s the closest thing to a new season we’ll get. What more could one want? Oh, it’s free too!

Download: Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow for Android | iOS (Free)

7. What’s Up, Snoopy?

Believe it or not, there was a point in time where cartoons were designed specifically with kids in mind. What’s Up, Snoopy? is a perfect throwback to that period. From tennis to pancake flipping, these jam-packed mini-games are the exact thrill you’d want for a kid or toddler.

Better yet, you get to play as the iconic characters from the Charlie Brown gang. Even if the games don’t interest you, the soundtrack will 11 Best Video Game Soundtracks For Studying 11 Best Video Game Soundtracks For Studying Video game music is engineered to allow you to focus while still enjoying background noise. If you need some studying music, look no further than these 11 awesome games. Read More . Put on a pair of earphones and you’ll be taken back to the sonorous, easy listening jazz of the Charlie Brown era.

Download: What’s Up, Snoopy? for Android | iOS (Free)

8. Daniel Tiger for Parents

Okay, this is a bit of a cheat. That is, unless you’re a parent, in which case this is a godsend Parents: Entertain Bored Kids Anywhere With These 12 Games Parents: Entertain Bored Kids Anywhere With These 12 Games Every parent knows the pain of bored kids. No matter how old your children are, keep these awesome games on your phone to entertain them anywhere you go. Read More . Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the honorable animated spin-off of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood, is now in app form!

You get all the fantastic children’s songs discussing themes like frustration, sadness, and getting along with friends all in one convenient application. Simply put, this is a huge repository of some of the best children’s songs available to get your child through pretty much anything.

Download: Daniel Tiger for Parents for Android | iOS (Free)

9. Super Slime Blitz – Gumball Endless Arcade Climber

That’s enough education — let’s get back to gaming. Fashioned after the zany The Amazing World of Gumball show, this family-friendly mobile game is like Candy Crush but infinitely more entertaining.

Maneuver your way up, and up, and up, in this arcade style puzzler 8 Relaxing iPhone Puzzle Games That Can Help You Unwind 8 Relaxing iPhone Puzzle Games That Can Help You Unwind Sitting in front of a game on your iPhone is one of the easiest ways to unwind, especially with a few calming puzzles. Read More — the likes of which you’ve never seen before (except for Super Mario, maybe). Break down block after block to reach your way to… who knows. But the more you play, the more characters you stack up and the higher you go!

Download: Super Slime Blitz for Android | iOS (Free)

It’s a Cartoon Domination!

Something about cartoon universes lends them wholeheartedly to the mobile gaming market. Cartoon networks know this, and have led to the creations of some of the best mobile games on the market. Don’t settle for a nameless surfer cruising a bland subway. Get immersed in your favorite universes, with your favorite characters, with these awesome games!

Looking for more laughs after playing cartoon games? Check out some of the funniest games ever made 10 More of the Funniest Video Games Ever Made 10 More of the Funniest Video Games Ever Made Looking to laugh when you play video games? We've rounded up ten more funny titles that will keep you chuckling throughout. There's something for every sense of humor here! Read More .

Have a cartoon game we missed? Drained your battery on one from the list? Let us know your favorites in the comments below!

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  1. FlyingAce
    December 5, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Minor nitpick: Peanuts started out as a comic strip - the cartoons came much later. Won't stop me from downloading the Snoopy game, though!

    What about The Simpsons Tapped Out as an addition to the list?