Was hoping my 5 yr old would like it since she like's Madagascar movie. Game was too difficult for her to do so she ended up watching me do it ... and I struggled a little moving from level to level. Better for older kid
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In my opinion this game is way to difficult for the viewer age range of the movie. I got this game for my 5 year old daughter and she just ended up watching my wife play the whole game. Good for die hard fans, but thats it!
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa the video game is the perfect example of a product that's solely made to make a buck from a hit movie. This film's Single Player mode loosely resembles the movie, except it's nothing more than an exercise in mini games or finding items. Each mini game has you preforming a simple task. Nothing wrong with that on the surface. But there's no logic behind the design and implementation of the mini games. They seem so far out of place. A good example is the "Rite of Passage" set of mini games where Alex has to prove he's a lion. Does he hunt deer or other prey? No. Does he battle other lions? No. Instead, he plays Musical Chairs, Dodge Ball and Hot Potato. What these have to do with being a lion is something I don't understand. And that's how it plays out for the entire Single Player mode. These games do not fit at all with the setting. Multi Player gets some slack from me because it's just a bunch of games that people can play together. But the Wii is oversaturated with too many mini game compilations. There's nothing here that makes Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa stand out (other than the movie). SKIP IT