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Video Games is the fourth episode of the first season of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, and the fourth episode overall.


Four Arms' debut in Ultimate Alien

Ssserpent has been paroled from prison, and is going on another rampage. Ben arrives to stop him and transforms into Four Arms to fight (briefly showing surprise that Four Arms is "still in there"). Four Arms defeats Ssserpent by crushing him with two cars and transforms back into Ben. Suddenly, a helicopter comes and a man comes out, introducing himself to Ben as Oliver Thompson, a video game producer and tells Ben that he's going to star in his own video game.

At Mr. Smoothy, Ben meets with Kevin and Gwen, where Kevin was trying to teach Gwen how to drive. Ben tries to tell them about his new video game, but Gwen and Kevin are busy arguing about Gwen's driving skills. The argument is finally put aside when Ben agrees to teach Gwen.

Nanomech's debut in Ultimate Alien

Kevin goes with Ben to watch him screen for his video game, and Ben shows all of his aliens' moves to Oliver (except for Nanomech who's too small for the screen). But when Ben leaves, Oliver is revealed to be working for Will Harangue, the TV reporter who constantly criticizes Ben and the video game is revealed to be a ruse for Harangue to destroy Ben and counter all of his aliens' moves.

When Ben tests Gwen on her driving, they're attacked by Harangue's robot called the Stalker, and when Ben transforms into Spidermonkey and Swampfire and fights it, it's revealed to be too strong for the alien forms.

As the Stalker fights Ben, Gwen drives Ben's car to escape it. The Stalker confuses another car for Ben's and attacks it, but Ben transforms into Jetray in order to flee away. Harangue notices the robot's malfunctions, so he decides to take over instead.

The next day, Gwen is up for another test for her driving, and when she was doing well, she and her instructor, Mr. Webb. are attacked by the Stalker again. As the Stalker chases Gwen and Mr. Webb, Ben notices the action and transforms into Cannonbolt in order to defeat the robot, but the Stalker shoots a super powerful glue that traps him. Cannonbolt transforms Big Chill to escape, and the robot is also able to melt away the effects of Big Chill's ice breath. With one more transformation, Big Chill transforms into Lodestar, but realizes the robot cannot be magnetized. Soon enough, Lodestar transforms back into Ben who gets too weak and surrenders as Harangue is about to finish him.

Gwen's driving Test with Mr. Webb

Harangue decides not to finish Ben off, as it would threaten his ratings, so he decides to fight Ben personally in Washington D.C. and challenges him to the fight on TV. Ben accepts and he, along with Gwen and Kevin, go to Washington D.C.

Ben's team and the Stalker with a monitor screen

The Stalker comes and turns on a monitor with Harangue's face on it, and through it Harangue asks Ben if he has any last words. Ben transforms into Humungousaur, who realizes that Harangue programmed the Stalker with countermeasures for all of his aliens using the video game scan. Humungousaur then decides to use the moves from one of his Sumo Slammer video games and it causes the Stalker to go out of control. Ben remembers that the only alien the Stalker has no defense against is Nanomech and transforms into him. Nanomech is able to get inside the robot (with Kevin spitting him towards it from a straw) and he breaks the robot's circuitry apart.

Harangue is defeated and Ben transforms into Way Big with the remains of the Stalker and crushes them. He then drops the remains on Harangue's car. The next day, Harangue criticizes Ben about framing him to be the bad guy and for also wasting the money that it cost him to build the Stalker. He also expresses his anger at Ben for the "childish vandalism" of his car. Gwen shows up and tells Ben and Kevin she has her driver's license and she says, "I passed my driving test." She uses Kevin's car to drive her friends to Mr. Smoothy, with Ben and Kevin racing to get shotgun.

Noteworthy Events

Major Events

  • Will Harangue takes matters into his own hands and tries to defeat Ben once and for all.
  • Ben believes that a video game starring himself is being made, but it is really part of Harangue's plan.

Character Debuts

Ultimatrix Alien Debuts

Minor Events

  • Gwen gets her driver's license.
  • Harangue's car gets destroyed by Way Big, thus increasing Harangue's hatred for Ben.



Aliens Used

Ultimatrix Aliens on Video Game Computer



Ssserpent: Who are you to challenge the might of Ssserpent?
Ben: I'm a deputized agent of the Plumbers. You're breaking your parole.
Ssserpent: And you think you possess the power to ssstop me?
Ben: Yep, kinda do. (transforms into Four Arms) Four Arms! Whoa, didn't even know that was still in there!
Ssserpent: You will be my evening sssnack. (Lashes out with his arms)
Four Arms: (grabs Ssserpent's hand) Nope. (grabs Ssserpent's other hand) Strike 2.
Ssserpent: (Struggles to get free, then gives up) We appear to be at sssomething of a ssstand-off.
Four Arms: I don't really sssee it that way. (grabs and sandwiches Ssserpent between two cars).
Ssserpent: (strained) I'd like to go home now, pleassse.
(Four Arms changes back into Ben)

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Kevin: Look Gwen, you've got to treat a car like you treat a woman.
Gwen: (gives him a look) Go on.
Kevin: (pauses) No. I sense I made a mistake of some kind.

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Oliver: Okay, Ben Tennyson, are you ready for your close up?
Ben: (comes out wearing a blue motion capture suit) Sure. What kind of game is it going to be, platform, handheld, or PC, er, FPS, RPG, no wait, an MMO?
Kevin: (coughs) Dork.

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Kevin: (while Ben shows his moves for the video game) It's like a big, nerdy traffic accident. I shouldn't look, but I can't turn away.

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(Gwen jumps over a bridge with Spidermonkey on the roof)
Spidermonkey: (in regards to the robot chasing them) Maybe it can stop Spidermonkey, but it won't stop Chromastone. (transforms into Swampfire) SWAMPFIRE... was not who I was going for. I can still make this work.

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Will Harangue: (speaking to Ben through the Stalker): Any last words?
Ben: None that I'm allowed to say on television.

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Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Bulgarian Відэа Гульні Video Games
Hungarian Videó Játékok Video Games
Italian La Sfida The Challenge
Polish Gry Wideo Video Games
Portuguese (Br) Video Games Video Games
Romanian Jocuri Video Video Games
Spanish (HA) Videojuegos Video Games
Spanish (Spain) Videojuegos Video Games


Voice Actor Role(s)
Yuri Lowenthal Ben Tennyson
Ashley Johnson Gwen Tennyson
Greg Cipes Kevin Levin
Exasperated Guy
Dee Bradley Baker Swampfire
Big Chill
Four Arms
Way Big
John DiMaggio Will Harangue
Peter MacNicol Oliver Thompson
Mr. Webb


  • This episode is a parody of the 1967 Spider-Man series episode, "Captured by J. Jonah Jameson".
    • This is evidenced by Harangue being as wanting to kill Ben using a remote-piloted spider-like robot.


  • Humungousaur's hologram faces away from Ben.
  • When Oliver is talking to Harangue after the video game scan, his voice is the same as the one he used when he was talking to Ben, but later in the episode, it changes.
  • When Jetray sits on the top of the minivan after stopping it from falling over because of the Stalker, the stripes on his chest are missing. This error occurs again when he shoots his neuroshock beams and they are reflected.
  • When Cannonbolt opens his mouth after getting trapped, it is blue instead of black.
  • Gwen's driver's license has Gwen Tennyson written on it instead of Gwendolyn.


  • The title for this episode was changed from Computer Games to Video Games due to issues with legal clearance.[ES 1]
  • When Ben uses Humungousaur to scan his movements, at one point he uses the attack "Go to the Moon", from the Ben 10: Alien Force video game.
  • The crew referred to the creation of Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction during development of the episode and added many of the movements from the game to some of the aliens.[DM 1]
  • When asked how Harangue did not suffer any consequences for his actions during his battle with Ben in Washington, including firing missiles at the Capitol Building and other landmarks, despite broadcasting the battle live, Dwayne McDuffie replied "It must be fiction".[DM 2]


T.J. Collins

Eugene Son

Dwayne McDuffie

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Episodes