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  • Summary: The critically acclaimed story of love and survival in the world's harshest environment becomes an engaging handheld game. In the video game adaptation of the Oscar-winning film "March of the Penguins" you'll guide loveable Emperor Penguins on their incredible journey for survival, defying the elements, in the name of life and family. This "edutainment" quest is a learning experience starring some of the most beloved animals on Earth...and featuring some of the most dangerous predators and environments ever encountered! Over 50 levels to enjoy. Expedition log allows for re-play of levels. Classic addictive-style game play. Three additional mini-game sequences. Twelve Chapters follow the story. Realistic Antarctica settings. [DSI Games] Expand
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  2. Negative: 7 out of 8
  1. It’s just too hard for its target audience, and the theme and storyline probably won’t interest older players.
  2. Ironically, while this penguin-themed puzzle game seems geared toward younger players, it may be too challenging for the average kid.
  3. 40
    This game is not fun. The game is too hard to be a children's game, and too boring to be a game to recommend to anyone; and that's when it's working and not screwing the player over with bad controls.
  4. It's an extremely challenging set of minigames based on the most unlikely movie tie-in ever; give it a pass, unless you're as calm, patient and wise as Morgan Freeman.
  5. The selling point of this game seems to be some sort of edutainment. Yet, besides a few scant factoids in between levels, the game boasts nothing worth teaching.
  6. A horrendous mess of a game, horrible to play in every way, short of severing your hands at the wrists and squirting lemon on the stumps. [Mar 2007, p.70]
  7. March of the Penguins is a horrendous mess of a game, horrible to play in every way, short of severing your hands at the wrists and squirting lemon on the stumps.

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  1. Mar 5, 2012
    0
    Really? Who can do a game that be base on an incredible documentary movie? Nintendo, this is a bigger mistake, the gameplay is so strange, I wanna forget this game. Expand