Madagascar GameCube

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
Buy On
  1. 65
    Not a long game. The whole thing can be finished in just a couple of sittings. However, fans of the film, both young and old, would do well to give it a shot, as it's an entertaining platformer that complements the movie quite well.
  2. 60
    In fact, aside from the visual style, nothing from the movie is licensed for the game--not even the voice actors.
  3. Game Informer
    70
    The gameplay is simple yet heavily varied, which in turn keeps the action fresh and fun. [Aug 2005, p.98]
  4. What is somewhat surprising is that the gameplay is pretty solid for a game aimed squarely at kids, the voice actors do a good job of capturing the inflections of the film's characters, and the game features a nice boon of unlockable content to make up for the short quest.
  5. In the end, the kids will eat this one up. They'll come home from seeing the movie and play this game to death.
  6. 70
    It doesn't force you through level after level of mindless item collection. Instead, it boasts a number of well-designed levels that feature a variety of play styles. It's nothing extraordinary, mind you, and it's nothing innovative, but it plays well.
  7. Nintendo Power
    60
    If you can look past the somewhat clunky graphics and the very short game length, you'll find a well-made, creative title. [Aug 2005, p.83]
  8. 60
    It lacks originality, instead choosing to tack together a lot of undeveloped and tiresome gameplay mechanics.
  9. The single player section is short and simple enough for any youngster to get through (probably with a little help from mom or dad) and best of all, there are plenty of addictive minigames to keep players occupied after the closing credits.
  10. The real goodness of this title comes from how close it is in feel and tone to the movie, and the cute little details Toys for Bob sprinkled through the levels.

Awards & Rankings

#55 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 1 more rating

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Adam
    Jun 23, 2005
    10
    This game sucks but i gave a 10 because the movie sounded cool.
  2. Apr 20, 2016
    8
    Me encanta este juego.Fue de mis primeros de juegos le tengo un cariño muy grande.Podias usar a los 4 protagonistas con habilidades distintasMe encanta este juego.Fue de mis primeros de juegos le tengo un cariño muy grande.Podias usar a los 4 protagonistas con habilidades distintas y tambien habia minijuegos.Gracias a ese juego me meti un poco mas en los videojuegos.Aunque el paso definitivo fue mario 64 Full Review »
  3. Nov 8, 2011
    9
    This is like any platform game, but it is still a fun little game. You get upgrades on the characters as you get farther in the game. You justThis is like any platform game, but it is still a fun little game. You get upgrades on the characters as you get farther in the game. You just might enjoy it. Full Review »