Excerpt: The animals we’ve all seen in the Zoos are probably yearning to be out of those claustrophobic cages and into the wild. Madagascar chronicles the story of such a lion, giraffe, hippo and zebra, as they escape past the confines of those nasty big surrounding gates and soon find themselves on the titular island of Madagascar.
Excerpt: Madagascar the game takes the latest Dreamworks CGI characters, locations and plot and brings them to the interactive entertainment market as a solid and fun platformer. Though the in-game models aren't quite at the level of detail as those seen in the feature film, each character comes off full of enough life and personality to make them stand apart (even the similar-looking penguins). The game's locations aren't all that bad either.
Excerpt: Kid friendly movie tie-ins are big business and there was no chance that the big CGI movie of the summer wouldn't be accompanied by a videogame. Madagascar tells the story of some larger than life Zoo animals and Activision has brought the movie experience to our consoles and PC, with most of the movie's charm and fun very much intact.
Excerpt: There’s an unwritten rule that decrees that most current video games based on movies should be of the most pathetic, poorly-designed drivel to ever be unleashed upon the masses. When some gamers see that some Hollywood film has been adapted for the gaming industry, they tend to cringe and shake their heads in pity and disdain, ignoring the humble little title in hopes of finding something more appealing. Hey, who can blame them?
Conclusion: Unfortunately the camera is horrible, to the point that you�ll take damage because of its uncontrollability. The graphics may be average at best, but the audio department is definitely a step in the right direction despite the fact that the film�s actors didn�t work on this project. It may not be the best game out there, but it�s definitely not the worst. If you know a kid who really enjoyed the movie, they will love this game, but older gamers need not apply.
Excerpt: involves a gang of scheming penguins inspiring a daring zoo escape, and 4 lifelong animal friends find themselves on an adventure that takes them from urban jungle to island jungle. On a thrill ride that covers half the planet the 4 pals embark on a wild and wonderful animal adventure.
Conclusion: If you've got a good sense of imagination and love adventure (not to mention the Madagascar movie) you should find something to keep you playing here. And even though this game is perhaps aimed at the younger gamers out there, and even if you haven't seen the movie, it's still a pretty good game to play. If you loved the humour in Shrek, you'll love this too.
Excerpt: Anyway when you talk about animated movie based games that are more forgettable for anyone above the age of underaged you are talking about the juggernauts that is Dreamworks & Disney! Of course since this is a Dreamworks review we’ll stick to them like bad press sticks to FEMA… allegedly. Yeah. You’ve been bombarded with quite a few Dreamworks animated movie related games lately haven’t you.