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  • Summary: Based on the animated film from DreamWorks, Madagascar tells the tale of four animals in New York's Central Park Zoo. You must use the skills of your animal crew (consisting of a lion, zebra, giraffe, and hippo) to overcome a variety of dangerous obstacles. As you meet new characters andBased on the animated film from DreamWorks, Madagascar tells the tale of four animals in New York's Central Park Zoo. You must use the skills of your animal crew (consisting of a lion, zebra, giraffe, and hippo) to overcome a variety of dangerous obstacles. As you meet new characters and battle enemies, you'll develop new skills, such as the stealth crawl, the helicopter spin, and the running barrel. Replay levels to unlock character-specific bonuses and cheats. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. It spans nearly every genre including arcade, FPS, action, platform; there is even some stealth-action ripped right from Metal Gear Solid 2 if you remember hiding in that box and sneaking through the ship, and Madagascar even gives a nod to classic arcade games like Frogger, Simon and the crane game.
  2. 84
    It's quite humorous and it's something the entire family should enjoy playing on their Xbox.
  3. Adults will breeze through the game in a few hours, but youngsters should be content replaying the adventure many times.
  4. The controls are good but the camera angle was always an issue after a cutscene. Waiting several seconds to correct the angle is not a welcomed featured.
  5. 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.
  6. Surprisingly enjoyable stuff while it lasts, and just as amusing as the film. Short and easy, but only because it's primarily aimed at the kind of people who still having trouble fastening their shoes (and we're talking about the Velcro ones here). [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  7. Official Xbox Magazine
    42
    Admirably, it doesn't just resort to predictable, cliched platformer gameplay - it resorts to that and a respectably varied selection of other gameplay interludes. [Sept 2005, p.80]

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  1. ShizzleSho!
    May 25, 2005
    7
    Alright this game is pretty good which is a big surprise!