I am sure you have all heard the saying "not all superheroes wear capes". And it is true. One of them wears a watch-like device called the Omnitrix. And that superhero is a 10-year-old boy whose name is Ben Tennyson. Ben 10 is an animated television series that features this superhero's life. It is actually a franchise that consists of five shows and four movies. Each and every one of them more complex and with more details than the one before. The Ben 10 Games are also inspired by this fascinating cartoon. They give you the chance to take a glimpse into the life of this superhero.
The original Ben 10 firstly aired in 2005, produced by the Cartoon Network Studios. The show revolves around the life of Ben Tennyson. In his summer holiday, he took a road trip with his cousin Gwen and his Grandfather. Accidentally, in the first night of his journey, he finds a device that looks like a watch: the Omnitrix. As soon as he sees it, the mysterious magical device attaches itself to Ben's wrist. From that time on, the gadget will allow Ben Tennyson to turn into ten different aliens. By the help of this extra-terrestrial device, he will now have to fight all of the evil monsters and aliens that want to conquer the world and get their hands on Ben's Omnitrix.
Great Power, Great Responsibility
With his new and magic device, Ben Tennyson also has to learn how to deal with the responsibilities of being a strong and capable hero. He needs to do this while also maintaining his regular teenager life, by going to school, talking to his friends and getting good grades. Nobody, not even his cousin, knows about the Omnitrix at first. People might be in even greater danger if they knew about the creatures that surround them. So Ben's responsibilities double with these superpowers.
The creatures that he has to fight against are so diverse. From other aliens to people that know about the Omnitrix and to regular felons that rob the banks or disturb the citizens. You might also see Ben Tennyson fighting these evil forces in some of the Ben 10 Games. In the Cannonbolt Crash Game, for example, Ben will take the form of Cannonbolt and destroy an entire team of evil clowns that want to take control over the city. In the Upgrade Chasers Game, you will have to help Ben 10 chase and stop some evil people that want to steal the Omnitrix and gain some alien upgrades.
Unity in Diversity
As every person on the Earth is different and has something unique, so are the aliens that inhabit the Omnitrix and Ben Tennyson as well. You will see their different personalities and the ways they manifest their passions and powers in the show and throughout the Ben 10 Games likewise. Stinkfly is an alien obsessed with gaining money. But he tries to keep the appearances and seem like an innocent fellow. This aspect is also featured in the Stinkfly's Showtime Game, where you need to help Stinkfly jump high and collect as many stocks of money as he possibly can.
Diamondhead and XLR8 are the brains of the Omnitrix. Ben always chooses one of them when he finds himself in a situation which requires a good strategy and a lot of thinking.
Cannonbolt, Four Arms or Heatblast are the first options that come into Ben's mind when he needs a lot of force and strength. This is the way Ben also learned how to be spontaneous and creative. He always encounters villains and troublemakers that make him need to adapt to the situation. He has to know how to correctly approach the difficulty so that everything will turn out fine in the end. You can see this need for adaptation in the Penalty Power Game. After seeing your opponent, you get to chose from the aliens that will inhabit Ben 10 in that specific match so that you get to win the game.
For Better and for Worse
Superheros never actually sleep. But they need to have a regular life, especially when they are young teenagers. This is why, throughout the five Ben 10 shows, you will see ben Tennyson wanting to take out his Omnitrix. He sometimes feels overwhelmed by the responsibilities of being a superhero and wants to return to his regular life. He manages to do this a few times with the help of other gadgets, even though the Omnitrix is firmly attached to his wrist. But he never actually gives it up completely. No matter the difficulty and the challenge that he has to face, the aliens are always helping him. All of them eventually turn out to be his best friends. So come and be one of Ben Tennyson's friends in the Ben 10 Games. Help him defeat the evil monsters and save the entire world.