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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, 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. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. It stars popular characters, makes good use of music and sound effects, and has a lot of gameplay variety. Add those things together with some nice looking graphics, and you've got a solid title.
  2. 79
    The game delivers a fairly conventional adventure packed full of collect-a-thons and tried-and-true, been-here-and-done-that challenges. But it does them well. Control is tight, levels varied, and there are some genuinely funny moments.
  3. 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.
  4. The game scores better than expected because it carries over the personality of its material, and also mixes in a little variety during the game to keep things a bit lively.
  5. 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.
  6. So even if The Meltdown doesn't aim high on the innovation scale, it accomplishes just enough, well ebough, for a few hours spent on the couch with tweenie Ice Age fans at the next family gathering. [May 2006, p.74]
  7. Instead, try teaching them to spell 'soulless merchandising opportunity' because this isn't a worthy companion piece at all.

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