Critic & User Reviews
Completionists Stay Away!
posted by Vlennert (HOUSTON, TX) Jan 26, 2010
Member since Dec 2007
5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
However, if you are a completionist for acheivements like I am, then stay away. The controls are SO simple that it is very difficult to get points for the things they want you to do. For example, there is a "perfect dive" acheivement that took me over 5,000 dives to complete because it is virtually impossible with the simple control scheme. There's a hole in one achievement that is also very difficult - you have to get a hole in one in mini-golf without the ball touching the ground. Yeah. Difficulty. So unless you want to spend hours and hours doing the same task over and over or be faced with having 900 points in a kids game on your gamercard - you might want to stay away from this one. It's not an easy 1000.
Great game for the kids.. and adults.
posted by Newsense (ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL) Jul 5, 2009
Member since Mar 2008
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
My 6 year old had no trouble picking up the controls and running with it. The game consists of what seems a ton of fun mini games that play into the same story line of the movie. Graphics are smooth and crisp. i have no clue how this game would give you motion sickness!? If this game makes you sick, you srsly need to go back to an NES and mario brothers.
There is also an "Africa Arcade" section where you can play multiplayer (on the same console) mini putt, jungle chess, musical chairs and a few others I cant think of at the moment.
I found myselft playing it a lot when we first got it with my lil girl. She still forces me to play it to this date. I dont think I have even stuck with a single game that long. This is an all around great game for the whole family.
MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA
posted by GAMR13 (WATERTOWN, SD) Jan 23, 2009
Member since Jan 2008
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Great game for lil gamers
posted by jcjrichter06 (SIMPSONVILLE, SC) Feb 21, 2013
Member since Aug 2012
Great for my 4 year old
posted by kccat (HOUSTON, TX) Sep 5, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
posted by porkachop (GREAT FALLS, MT) May 28, 2010
Member since May 2010
posted by cnkt1964 (BREINIGSVILLE, PA) Apr 30, 2010
Member since Aug 2009
It is a good kids game as my kids definitely enjoyed it.
Pretty fun & funny game, lots of minigames
posted by dfloss721 (GRAYSLAKE, IL) Apr 29, 2010
Member since Jun 2007
The graphics are terrible, and look like the game came from N64 however, so if you can accept that, let's move on. You roam along a map kind of like the Donkey Kong series for S-NES, in that you see it from above and follow different paths. You have to beat some levels to unlock other paths, and so on. Watering Hole has water levels, the Mountain levels have rocky terrain, and so on. There's different landscapes which have coordinating mini-games.
There's a ton of mini games throughout the map. The entire 'game' is basically a bunch of mini games in a Dk-like campaign . The levels are pretty fun but usually very very short and linear. You can collect coins and monkey icons, and other random goodies.
The games were a ton of fun and you keep high scores, which adds to replay value. And some you have to absolutely perfect to get the achievement for, which was very frustrating.
A solid rent for a kid. I'm just too old to give this game a higher rating unfortunately. But kids games are kind of fun to play after a few bowls. This game is not the easiest of kids game to get that 1000G from, as there are 49 achievements. Some are very hard.
Milt Drucker- xbox gamertag
Madagascar: Escape to Africa
posted by BeastOGwar (HAINES, AK) Jan 16, 2009
Member since Dec 2008