Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

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Wii
64
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Xbox
69
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PlayStation 2
68
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Description

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown is loosely based on the movie of the same name. The game takes place in prehistory - you play as Scrat, the hapless (but not totally helpless!) proto-squirrel, helping your friends escape the coming of a huge flood.

The WASD keys move you forward and back, left and right, and the mouse controls camera movement and some actions. Scrat has a few special moves as well, such as sniff, his spin attack, a double jump, a ground stomp (useful for breaking ice) and a roll attack. Much of the game consists of hunting down acorns and other special nuts for health renewal or for unlocking bonuses. There are a few mini-games within the game - you can play as Sid, zipping along an ice slide while avoiding obstacles; there's also penguin-bowling and a mini-game where you "shoot" at monkeys to regain a walnut that was whisked out from under your nose.

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Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows And the rest of the characters: Diego and Manny
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows Chasing Condor chickens.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows Which bat holds the nut?
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows And some will tease you with the only thing you want...

Alternate Titles

  • "Ледниковый период 2: Глобальное потепление" -- Russian spelling
  • "L'Age De Glace 2" -- French title
  • "Ice Age 2: Jetzt taut's" -- German title
  • "Ice Age 2: Jäätikkö Sulaa" -- Finnish title
  • "Ice Age 2: El Deshielo" -- Spanish title
  • "Ice Age 2: Az Olvadás" -- Hungarian title
  • "Epoka Lodowcowa 2: Odwilż" -- Polish title
  • "Doba ledová 2: Obleva" -- Czech title
  • "A Era do Gelo 2" -- Brazilian title

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Game Chronicles Xbox Mar 14, 2006 8.6 out of 10 86
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Mar 28, 2006 79 out of 100 79
Cheat Code Central GameCube Apr 03, 2006 3.8 out of 5 76
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Apr 26, 2006 76 out of 100 76
BestGamer.ru Windows Apr 09, 2007 7.6 out of 10 76
GameSpot Wii Dec 14, 2006 7 out of 10 70
AceGamez GameCube 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameDaily Xbox Mar 22, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GamesFirst! Xbox Apr 03, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox May 02, 2006 4 out of 10 40

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