Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  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 hard to recommend this game to anyone, even fans of the movie. You get six easy puzzles and six frustrating puzzles for your money, with no incentive to play through the game a second time. You’re better off simply watching the movie again to get your penguin fix.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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]
  8. 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.
User Score
1.7

Overwhelming dislike- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  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, IReally? 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. Full Review »