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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

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GF Rating
6.3

459 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Just OK

posted by JamesE (HILTON, NY) Mar 4, 2009

Member since Feb 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Cute game. Not for younger kids like my grandkids. Good game for older kids (ages 7 and up). Not one I would spend the bucks for at the suggested retail price, but great to rent and check out.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Don't visit this version of "Madagascar"

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Dec 16, 2008

Top Reviewer

Member since Jan 2008

7 out of 9 gamers (78%) found this review helpful

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

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fun for kids

posted by spiderfist (BOWIE, MD) May 25, 2009

Member since Apr 2009

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

This is definitely a fun game for kids, my son just loved following the story line. For Adults? Maybe not so much

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