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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

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GF Rating
5.9

607 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

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

This is very cute, simple game for the family. If you are renting this because you have a kiddo, then your kiddo will love it. It's quite cute, has very simple and child manageable controls, and is entertaining at a child's level. There are dozens and dozens of little "mini games" that move the story along. For example, the zebra has to kick soccer balls in the air to hit balloons. There are races, diving contests, mini bosses, and obstacle courses. There are also lots of collectables (1600 coins and 100 monkeys) which are often challenging to locate and capture. Kids will have a good time with this and it will keep them busy for some time - it reminds me a bit of Viva Pinata Party Animals but with a story.

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.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

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 daughter got this game for christmas. I figured it to be another lame side scroller or something similar. I was presently surprised to find a game that was very well done.

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.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

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

i WAS PLEASED WITH THE CONTROLS FOR A CHILDS GAME AND THE SIMPLICITY OF THE CAMERA THE GAMEPLAY WAS ADDICTINGLY FUN

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