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  • Summary: Their world is melting, and your Ice Age 2 The Meltdown pals need help escaping the biggest flash flood in prehistory. Swim, splash, and scurry through all the action and adventure from the new Ice Age 2 The Meltdown movie and unearth fun, laughter and surprises along the way. Play as Scrat,Their world is melting, and your Ice Age 2 The Meltdown pals need help escaping the biggest flash flood in prehistory. Swim, splash, and scurry through all the action and adventure from the new Ice Age 2 The Meltdown movie and unearth fun, laughter and surprises along the way. Play as Scrat, along with your favorite heroes from the film. Dive into a huge variety of exciting mini-games, like Sid's Slippery Sloth Slide Challenge. Journey through the amazing worlds of the Ice Age 2 The Meltdown movie... and new ones too. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
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  1. A playable, enjoyable, at times downright fun game, spreading brand recognition of the movie, and all at once giving your little nephew something to play while he's visiting your house for the weekend.
  2. Hardcores will probably turn their collective noses at the collecting element but the platform elements are challenging and fun. There's no way you won't get a laugh out of this game.
  3. The presentation is fairly good and it's free from the poor technical design that most movie cash-ins fall victim to.
  4. It’s also over rather quickly, with very little in the way of replay value. Still, it’s a great looking package with a solid game attached, which is more than can be said of most licensed titles.
  5. Ice Age 2: The Meltdown ought to be called Scrat’s Adventure, since Manfred, Sid and Diego make only token appearances.
  6. The sporadic and rote boss battles don't ooze as much personality - sitting back and shooting rocks at eyes on stalks as they open isn't exactly epic - and none of the grunt henchman, from reptiles to rhinoceros beetles, provide any combat challenge against Scrat's surprisingly powerful kicks and frantic tail-smacks.
  7. But it's also rather short, and with only the license setting it apart from every other generic platformer on the market, there's no reason to buy when a simple rental will suffice.

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  1. danLitt
    May 15, 2006
    8
    its ok, the controls are bit confusing but the sound effects are funny. oh ya. how the hell do you do the first waterpark level, i lookedits ok, the controls are bit confusing but the sound effects are funny. oh ya. how the hell do you do the first waterpark level, i looked everywhere but there are no walnuts, the walnuts are too bloddy hard to finds aaaaaaaah this game is a waste of money dont get it, its a disgrace to the people who made it and it crappy mccrap crap crap it sucks Collapse