"Zim dog-napped Goddard" (lost post-show video game based on Nickelodeon animated series; existence unconfirmed; 2003)
"Zim dog-napped Goddard" is an unconfirmed video game dating back to 2003. This piece of media involves Goddard from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, who has been kidnapped (or dog-napped) by Zim from Invader Zim. The player picks a Nicktoon character and must avoid asteriods to save Goddard. Despite numerous search efforts, no footage or photos of the game can be found online. The game's actual name is unknown, so "Zim dog-napped Goddard" is just a placeholder name.
In 2003, Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast opened in Universal Studios Florida. It involves Jimmy Neutron's new rocket, the Mark IV, being stolen by Ooblar, so he, his robot dog Goddard, and Carl Wheezer must follow him through different Nicktoons universes to get it back. The ride has a post-show that involves games and technologies for children to play. According to the ride's page on TV Tropes, there was a game in the post-show section that involves Zim kidnapping Goddard:
"Asteroid Thicket: A game at the ride's post-show involved players having to navigate a Nicktoon character through an asteroid field in order to save Goddard, who had been kidnapped by Zim.""
There are several footage and photos of the post-show room of the ride, but none of them show the game where Zim kidnaps Goddard. However, this hasn't put a stop to the ongoing search.
The statement was added by TV Tropes user MrNickelodeon on August 17th, 2016. On April 27, 2023, a little less than 7 years later, a YouTube user by the name ClaireRabbit1 decided to find a video of the stated game, but after numerous attempts, couldn't find it, as the ride walkthroughs of either the ride only, or for the very few footages of the post-show, do not show footage of the game and only shows the quiz show, the meet and greet with the Spongebob mascot, and other parts of the post-show that is not the game.
The lack of footage and photos showing proof of its existence hasn't stopped the search though in which in the following day, ClaireRabbit1 uploaded a community post on her YouTube channel stating the following:
"Can anyone help me find this game footage? It's from the post-show of Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast ride (the ride which got replaced by Minion Mayhem (Robbie is obsessed with videos of that latter BTW and likes to blast them on the TV 😒). Anyways, back to the main topic. It involves Jimmy Neutron's pet robot dog Goddard who got kidnapped by Zim, and the player must pick a Nicktoon character to save him, and they must avoid the asteroid obstacles to reach the evil alien and save the poor robot dog.
I am looking for this game so bad because apparently, this is the only video game I know of where Zim is the antagonist (besides the Go! Callie video games of course, but those games aren't real). Please help me find it if you are also interested!
Please Note that there is no footage of the game at all on YouTube, I checked so you don't have to.""
No available footage of this game has been uncovered, and any prototypes of this game have never been uncovered as of April 2023.