Joel Couture writes, "It is still fun to go to every single one of these places to see what they have to offer, though. Like I said, a lot of the game’s music and characters lend the whole thing a charm it doesn’t deserve at times. It can get dull in places, but the presentation and humor carry it through many of its dark spots. At worst, most of the game’s problems are annoyances that take away from a game that should have been fantastic with a few more months of work. I think that Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!! was bubbling over with promise, and that a sequel with more work could turn into something great. With some more challenging combat and a more interesting world to explore it could have been great, but as it stands it’s a solid, but easy, game. It’s still a must-play for fans of the show or fans of weird action games, but it could have easily been so much better."