Slash through action platformer Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time on Apple Arcade

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‘Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time’ launched Friday on Apple Arcade
Jack is back in Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time
Photo: Adult Swim Games/Cult of Mac

Samurai Jack made the jump from cartoon to video game on Friday, with this classic series transformed into an action platformer.

The star of the Cartoon Network series faces new enemies and rejoins familiar allies to track down the evil Aku and defeat him once and for all in Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time on Apple Arcade.

Players take on the role of Jack as he travels through multiple levels drawn from and inspired by the show, battling enemies and bosses with a variety of melee and ranged weapons, and using multiple fighting techniques. There are over a dozen different weapons for player to discover and master.

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time stays true to the original show

Featuring the ensemble cast of the hit Genndy Tartakovsky show, Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time brings back characters like The Scotsman, Scaramouche, Sir Rothchild and more.

The original voice actors return, including Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack), Tara Strong (Ashi) and more. Mako, who originally played Aku passed away in 2006, but Greg Baldwin voiced the character in the last season of the show, and does so in this game.

The iOS offering from Adult Swim Games is a single-player adventure for Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. It supports external game controllers,

Now on Apple Arcade

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time debuted on Friday. Playing requires a $4.99 a month subscription to Apple’s gaming service, but that also brings access to 100 other games. And there are no other costs, as in-app purchases, ads and loot boxes are banned.

Similar titles on this service include Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm and Towers of Everland.