Licensed video games based on properties from other media; be it books, television shows, or movies; are a type of product dating back to the earliest days of game development. In fact, 1982’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for Atari 2600 is considered a major contributor to the video game crash of 1983. However, not all licensed games are bad, and in 2021 there is even a considerable resurgence thanks to games like Insomniac’s Marvel’s Spider-Man. Now it seems television channel Nickelodeon is pushing to also get back into the swing of things.
Though it also offers live-action programming, Nickelodeon arguably became best known for its lineup of animated cartoons which aired over the 1990s and 2000s….