Publisher Microids has today announced that Inspector Gadget - Mad Time Party will be flying over to Switch this Autumn.
Developed by Smart Tale Games and based on the popular TV series of the same titular protagonist, Mad Time Party will see you taking on the role of Inspector Gadget and exploring various locations from the show in an attempt to thwart the plans of Dr. Claw (no surprises there).
There's no official trailer for this one just yet, but from the little that we do know, it looks like the gameplay will be based around a series of mini-games that can be played either alone or in multiplayer. The screenshots that we have seen don't particularly get our propellor hats spinning in anticipation, but who knows, maybe there is fun to be had here.
For a little more information about what the game has to offer and a look at some of those aforementioned screens, check out the following from the publishers:
Wowsers! Play as the iconic Inspector Gadget and join your friends in this new party game! Metro City has fallen under the control of the evil Dr. Claw. In order to save the city, Inspector Gadget must use a time machine to go back in time. Unfortunately, the machine breaks down and the inspector's ancestors are teleported to the present.
Your mission: Explore Metro City and confront Inspector Gadget’s ancestors to recover the missing parts of the machine. You'll have to solve mini-game quests to unlock the bolts needed to repair it.
Embark on a fun and exciting adventure as the legendary Inspector Gadget and save Metro City from Dr. Claw!
Explore Metro City and complete quests and challenges in Adventure Mode.
Discover 16 entertaining mini games inspired by the Inspector Gadget universe, such as Count Them All, My Precious and Pass the Bomb!
Have fun with family and friends in Multiplayer mode.
Enjoy the exceptional soundtrack by Tanis Chalopin, the daughter of Inspector Gadget's creator, Jean Chalopin.
Inspector Gadget - Mad Time Party will be coming to Switch this Autumn in both physical and digital form.
What do you make of this Inspector Gadget title so far? Go go to the comments to let us know your thoughts.
Another kids games by Microids.
The original bionic commando 😁
If only Gadget’s distinctive VA Don Adams was still with us! I’m still somewhat interested for nostalgia’s sake. I hope there’s a physical release!
Now I’ll be humming the Gadget theme song all day.
“This message will self-destruct in 3…2…1…”
Totally Spies, Inspector Gadget, even Pinchcliffe Grand Prix getting new games? Don't wake me up just yet.
@Teksetter somehow I have never seen the show to date so I may be one of ten people who associate Inspector Gadget with Matthew Broderick instead.😆
From Totally Spies to Gadget
I can sense Microids as publisher will revive some old franchises during this year.
Mini games….. nooooooooooooooo
A 3D open world collectathon style game would be a day one purchase: like their Smurfs one but with Gadget!
This is going to be an awesome year. Inspector Gadget was big in the 90's. 🥰 I still have my Inspector Gadget doll from McDonald's we had to assemble piece by piece back then~ 😎🔥🤣👍 Yesss on Totally Spies as well. One of my favorite girl cartoons~ 💖 I still have all my Totally Spies games on GBA & DS. The DS version's I imported from Europe (UK) a while back: Totally Spies 3 & 4 DS were exclusive to Europe & never got American release back then is only reason I imported them. Now all we need is a Rugrats & Barbie game on the switch & I'll be one happy girl gamer~ 🤣🔥💖👍 Ohh Inspector Gadget the whole cartoon series is on Tubi (Free TV app) & I still watch Totally Spies on YouTube. They have there own YouTube channel: Totally Spies~ 👍
GO GO GADGET~ 🤖🥰🤣👍🎵
Happy Gaming! (^_^)
I rather enjoyed Inspector Gadget as a kid in the 80's/90's. I assumed he had been relegated to obscurity by now, so I'm a bit surprised to discover that's not the case...and that there's even a recent TV series.
That said, while I hope for the best for the game, I've not much interest in it myself.
Inspector Gadget had so many other cartoons, yet the original is still remembered as the best, and these sequels keep contradicting and ignoring each other, it's like Terminator, where many keep trying to be the true sequel to the loved classic and no one sticks as the true Terminator III.
This game is using the designs of the original series.
I’d say that association is totally ok - Matthew Broderick is like Gen X royalty 😁
Really? They brought back this old tv franchise? It's nice that they did, but why make it a freaking minigame collection out of all the genres they could have used?
I was hoping it would be some form of an action-adventure game where you'd have a variety of gadgets to use to traverse the landscape and in fights against Dr. Claws' minions. But no, they had to be as cheap and lazy as possible. 😒
First Totally Spies and now this, it's like being a kid again!
Fingers crossed both will be good!
Personally I think it looks terrible. I have no desire to play this.
I can never, not even for a split-second, think of Gadget without thinking of that theme song.😋
As for the game, I need to see this in action but I don't feel like going for a party game title.
Awwww. I feel like they could have done much more interesting things with this show, like a Puzzle Platformer for example. Would fit the detective theme. Just another mini game collection doesn't really get me excited :/.
I recently played Microids Marsupilami game - another game based on a show i used to watch as a kid - except it's incredible. It is everything i could want from a platformer and quickly became one of my favorites. It seriously deserves so much attention.
What is with all the revivals?
Brown Bricks in mineycrafta!? Can't wait to play Inspector Gadget No Time After 5:40! If only Mike Matei were doing gadget's voice!
@brownbricks I can't wait to Move the Glow in this video game.
Microids going all in on the nostalgia.
I’d love a good inspector gadget game. I’d like one where you solve cases and nab baddies. Something like Arkham asylum but with more cartoon gadgetry and chases would be awesome but I doubt will ever get something that ambitious, it’s not exactly a big money making franchise, but hopefully this turns out good enough. I loved this show as a kid and think about it from time to time still.
Go Gadget Goooo
I’m so excited to play once it gets released, I’ve grown up on inspector gadget by watching the movies 😁😁😁😁
lmfao! another game nobody needs or asked for
@brownbricks I sure hope players can get a free iPad after beating the game.
"Inspector Gadget - Mad Time Party will be coming to Switch this Autumn in both physical and digital form."
Unlike most people, I know Inspector Gadget from a "tour around the world" show that had Inspector Gadget as the host/guide. Nothing to do with Penny, the dog (sorry, can't remember its name) or Dr. Claw.
Anyone seen or remember that?
Eventually I got to see where he really came from...the live-action movie that shows Dr. Claw as a normal dude with a normal voice. Nah, I'm just kidding. Of course I'm talking about the classic cartoon.
As for this game, I may not be the target audience for it. I didn't really grow up on classic Gadget, so it doesn't really hold any nostalgia for me beyond that travel show.
i'm having a lot of fun
@HammerGalladeBro Yeah I became aware of it many years back when I accidentally bought DVDs of it on ebay to try and show my kids the show I used to love to watch as a kid. I was kinda annoyed, but it was a fun enough educational show. They enjoyed it, and seems you did to, so I'm glad. But no Penny and Brain means thumbs down from me... I'll get you next time Gadget!
Unpopular for no reason statement: Inspector Gadget sucks. Has always sucked. And this game looks like it really sucks.
Only thing it ever had going for it was that opening theme which, had the show even remotely resembled, would have been pretty cool. Oh and Don Adams' voice work.
This show had the best music of any cartoon I ever watched, and I don't just mean the theme song.
That's something I didn't expect to see.
@Link-Hero I was thinking it'd be a puzzle adventure game when I saw the title.
@Ryu_Niiyama They're hoping to make M.A.D cash off of popular names as always.
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