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  • Summary: Based on the animated feature film from DreamWorks, Madagascar is the only game that lets players enter the world of four hilarious Central Park Zoo animals - a personality-packed crew made up of a lion, zebra, giraffe and hippo. Players must master each animal's natural skills whileBased on the animated feature film from DreamWorks, Madagascar is the only game that lets players enter the world of four hilarious Central Park Zoo animals - a personality-packed crew made up of a lion, zebra, giraffe and hippo. Players must master each animal's natural skills while adventuring through the exciting city of New York and the dangerous island of Madagascar, interacting with other animals and tackling obstacles and enemies in scenarios from the movie and beyond. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Undoubtedly a fun little platformer. The game boasts respectable gameplay, and an impressive audio-visual combination, as well as a comical plot from the folks at Dreamworks. There’s plenty to do in the levels, and plenty to unlock for a second play through.
  2. An inspired example of how movie tie-ins should be made.
  3. Breezy and varied, Madagascar is not a game for the ages, but it is consistently diverting.
  4. There’s nothing that’s going to knock your socks off, but enough for your 10 year old to enjoy it at least as a rental.
  5. The gameplay is simple yet heavily varied, which in turn keeps the action fresh and fun. [Aug 2005, p.98]
  6. Make no mistake, folks: This is a quick cash-in, no matter how you slice it.
  7. It’s a shame that the concept was implemented so poorly, an example of sacrificing quality for mindless movie-licensed mush. With the absolute lack of difficulty and simplistic design, it’s a real wonder as to what Activision was expecting when they unleashed this game upon the masses of unsuspecting gamers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. Inesdg
    Nov 26, 2006
    9
    Really funny game, a lot to do, and a lot mini-games to unlock, sometimes difficulty increases too much for kids, so they need parent's Really funny game, a lot to do, and a lot mini-games to unlock, sometimes difficulty increases too much for kids, so they need parent's help... but overall a good solig platform game for kids! Expand
  2. CoolDude
    Oct 21, 2006
    8
    A game thats colourful and quite imteresting. Fun alone and with a freind with the cool minigames. I'm just ashamed that some reveiwers A game thats colourful and quite imteresting. Fun alone and with a freind with the cool minigames. I'm just ashamed that some reveiwers gave it such a bad score. Expand
  3. NikhilD.
    Jun 12, 2005
    8
    This game is not exceptional but definately the suckers who have given it less than 5 are duds. It is a fun game which keeps you entertained This game is not exceptional but definately the suckers who have given it less than 5 are duds. It is a fun game which keeps you entertained for some time. Expand
  4. SamS.
    Mar 11, 2007
    8
    Fun game for the younger set (six year old), especially if they are fans of the original movie. Embedded mini games are a nice addition.
  5. Oct 27, 2013
    8
    Practically each level is fun on their own, and I do like some of the characters who only make an appearance in this game. The music is weirdPractically each level is fun on their own, and I do like some of the characters who only make an appearance in this game. The music is weird but at the same time catchy. Expand
  6. Mar 28, 2015
    8
    This is a well done game, especially if you liked the movie. Characters voices and behavior are consistent with the movie and there's a cuteThis is a well done game, especially if you liked the movie. Characters voices and behavior are consistent with the movie and there's a cute storyline to the game.

    There are a number of stages that you follow in order, completing one to move to the next.

    There's a pretty small age window that its good for -- I'd say about 6 to 10. Under 6, the stages are too hard. Over 10 they're sort of easy and not that engaging -- you can fly thru pretty quickly.

    It would be a bit better if you could jump around and play the "games" that you enjoy instead of having to go sequentially, but it's still well done and worth buying.
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  7. Feb 25, 2015
    7
    This is actually a fun game! The level designs are actually well done. I feel like this was one of the last movie-to-game game that was actually fun..