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Madagascar

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
71
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GameCube
69
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Windows
63
3.7

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Combined MobyScore 5 3.6


The Press Says

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91
XboxGame Chronicles
I can’t recommend Madagascar highly enough, both the film and the game. Best of all, it doesn’t matter which one you see (or play) first since each only makes the other one that much better. This is a must-play title for anyone looking for a family-friendly game packed with the fun and gameplay of a dozen individual titles.
85
XboxPGNx Media
Madagascar is 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.
85
GameCubePGNx Media
Madagascar is 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.
84
XboxKombo.com
Madagascar rallies against what people normally label "a children's game". This game is fun for the family, that every child from 6 to 60 will enjoy. It's quite humorous and it's something the entire family should enjoy playing on their Xbox. If we had a choice, we'd name this game the Xbox family game of the year. Nice job, Toys for Bob!
83
GameCubeGameZone
Madagascar is a very well-made kid game, one that even the parents can enjoy. The main story mode of the game stays very simple, but some of the mini-games offer difficulty levels that even I was having trouble with.
80
GameCubeGame Chronicles
Madagascar is not the best game I’ve played, not for it’s genre, and not even for a kid’s game. But it is pretty good at what it does, and it is one of the better movie based games I’ve seen. There’s a little something for everybody in there, including bitter ol’ me, who’s not too big of a fan of the type of movie/video game that Madagascar is.
78
XboxTeamXbox
Madagascar is a pretty decent kids game based off of a movie franchise, which is almost unheard of in the current days of the console. Unlike some of the other E 10+ titles out there, Madagascar is definitely geared toward the younger player, as its ease and shortness suggest. At forty bucks, and for the right age group, Madagascar is a sound value, and worth checking out if the movie was a hit in the household. This game won’t make a bad rental as a party game (with the included mini-games) or something to throw in when the brain has been put on cruise control.
77
GameCubeN-Zone
Für die jüngere Zielgruppe ist der Titel einfach super geeignet. Wer den Film schon gesehen hat, kann mit dem Spiel zusätzlichen Spaß erleben. Spielerisch und technisch haben wir es sicherlich nicht mit einer Meisterleistung zu tun, aber das ist auch zweitrangig. Bei Madagascar steht der Humor und die nachspielbare Reise der tierischen Protagonisten im Vordergrund. Ich für meinen Teil hatte sehr viel Spaß und muss unbedingt den Film sehen.
76
XboxGamersHell.com
In conclusion, Madagascar for the Xbox is a surprisingly pleasant game based on the corresponding hit movie. While the audio and visual departments could have benefited from some polishing, the gameplay is more than adequate for the average gamer. Whether you are a hard-core fan of the blockbuster movie or you are just looking to try something new, Madagascar will prove itself to be a rather enjoyable platformer.
76
XboxXBox Front
Was ist das: Es kommt aus einem Computer, ist meist recht lustig und jeder will es irgendwie sehen? Die Rede ist natürlich nicht von Microsofts neuem Betriebssystem, sondern von einem Animationsfilm. Und davon scheint es in der vergangenen Zeit eine wirkliche Fülle zu geben. Klar, dass der pfiffige Vertrieb eines solchen Films auch gleich seine Merchandising-Brille mit den dicken Dollarzeichen aufsetzt und ordentlich an der Produktpalette schraubt. So auch bei Dreamworks neustem Machwerk: „Madagascar“.
75
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
Madagascar, a game based on the DreamWorks movie of the same name, is geared towards fans of action-adventure or platformer titles. From my experience, the target audience is for young kids and pre-teens who have stomachs that are strong enough to handle the game's sudden camera angle changes. If you meet those requirements, you are certainly ready to enjoy the adventure of Madagascar.
75
PlayStation 2GameZone
Madagascar puts you in control of various characters from the film, like Marty the Zebra, Alex the Lion, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo, as they leave their cushy positions at a zoo in New York to journey to their homeland in Africa. Along the way, they break out of the zoo and hop a boat, getting into all kinds of trouble on the way home.
74
XboxGameZone
This isn't the game that will revolutionize the videogame/movie crossover market. It shouldn't be but it is a game that will have younger games having a good time. That's all we can hope for sometimes. Having the young ones entertained for a few minutes while the parents get some rest or get a chance to play something else.
72
PlayStation 2GamersWanted
Let’s face it, movie to game adaptations aren’t met with the most enthusiasm upon announcement. I, personally, tend to not care when I get a press release in my inbox about a new upcoming game based on yet another movie license. Why? Because they’re often boring, badly put together, or somehow just plain uninteresting in some way, shape or form. Thankfully, Madagascar isn’t all too bad, and will even provide some fun for those interested in its subject matter.
71
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Madagascar richt zich in de eerste plaats op de jongere gamers onder jullie. Dit betekent niet dat het de zoveelste slechte film-naar-game vertaling is - in tegendeel zelfs. Het is een kort, maar amusant game dat de platformliefhebbers zeker zal bekoren.
70
XboxDarkstation
Madagascar is one of the more impressive children's movie to be made into a game because of how well the game plays, and not how deep nor how well it looks. It's not going to be the best Platformer out on the market, but its good enough for its intended audience. If I had a kid right now I would definitely at least rent them the game and make it a purchase game if they enjoyed the movie.
70
XboxWorth Playing
The stage is set for one wild, wacky adventure. While it may be quite a simple adventure at that, it should definitely be checked out by any fan of the movie, as Madagascar will undoubtedly prove to be a humorous game to help you relax and pass the time.
70
XboxGameSpot
It probably doesn't shock you that Madagascar would be squarely aimed at the younger set, but the fact that the developers have done a good job of making a game out of the film's storyline, rather than creating a cheap cash-in on the film's license, is pleasantly surprising. It's a short but endearing adventure that will be immediately appealing to the adolescent gamers in your household, whether or not they've seen the movie. And if they have, all the better.
70
XboxIGN
Those looking for a good, kid-focused platformer will find it in Madagascar. It doesn't force you through level after level of mindless item collection. Instead, it boasts a number of well-designed levels that feature a variety of play styles. It's nothing extraordinary, mind you, and it's nothing innovative, but it plays well. Plus it comes wrapped in a package brimming with funny dialogue, decent animation and many unlockable extras. Definitely one to rent (or buy) for the kiddies.
70
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
Adults and children alike will agree on one thing: Brutality against hapless, overweight zoo security guards never seems to get old. Outside of this common thought, however, Madagascar is primarily a game for youngsters. And it's a pretty good one to boot. The gameplay is simple yet heavily varied, which in turn keeps the action fresh and fun. Decent bonus game (like Tiki Mini Golf) keep the thrills alive well after the story has concluded.
70
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Adults and children alike will agree on one thing: Brutality against hapless, overweight zoo security guards never seems to get old. Outside of this common thought, however, Madagascar is primarily a game for youngsters. And it's a pretty good one to boot. The gameplay is simple yet heavily varied, which in turn keeps the action fresh and fun. Decent bonus game (like Tiki Mini Golf) keep the thrills alive well after the story has concluded.
70
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Adults and children alike will agree on one thing: Brutality against hapless, overweight zoo security guards never seems to get old. Outside of this common thought, however, Madagascar is primarily a game for youngsters. And it’s a pretty good one to boot. The gameplay is simple yet heavily varied, which in turn keeps the action fresh and fun. Decent bonus games (like Tiki Mini Golf) keep the thrills alive well after the story has concluded.
70
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Madagascar ist ein Vorbild in Sachen Jump&Run: Stets weiss ich, was zu tun ist, wohin ich zu springen habe und wieso ich genau jetzt mit Marty einen Huftritt ausführen soll. Zwar hätte ich mir für Profis mehr Anspruch bei den Missionen gewünscht, unseren jüngeren Lesern hingegen kann ich Madagascar nur empfehlen. Denn in Sachen Abwechslung bei Level- und Missionsdesign läuft Activisions Titel der Konkurrenz gnadenlos davon. Schade nur, dass so schnell Schluss ist und das Spiel technisch weit hinter aktuellen Standards her hinkt.
70
GameCubeGameSpot
It probably doesn't shock you that Madagascar would be squarely aimed at the younger set, but the fact that the developers have done a good job of making a game out of the film's storyline, rather than creating a cheap cash-in on the film's license, is pleasantly surprising. It's a short but endearing adventure that will be immediately appealing to the adolescent gamers in your household, whether or not they've seen the movie. And if they have, all the better.
70
GameCubeIGN
Most videogame adaptations of blockbuster movies tend to suck. It's just an accepted fact in this industry. So when publisher Activision announced a game based on the animated flick Madagascar, there was much reason to fear. Game journalists the world over cowered under their desks in frightful anticipation of bad cameras, poor level design and insipid gameplay. And hey, who could really blame them. Thankfully, a good many of these doubts were unfounded. Developer Toys for Bob delivers a solid platformer with its release of Madagascar.
70
PlayStation 2IGN
Most videogame adaptations of blockbuster movies tend to suck. It's just an accepted fact in this industry. So when publisher Activision announced a game based on the animated flick Madagascar, there was much reason to fear. Game journalists the world over cowered under their desks in frightful anticipation of bad cameras, poor level design and insipid gameplay. And hey, who could really blame them. Thankfully, a good many of these doubts were unfounded. Developer Toys for Bob delivers a solid platformer with its release of Madagascar.
69
WindowsPC Powerplay
Madagascar richtet sich an Kinder. Keine Frage, es macht auch mir Spaß. Allerdings nur bis zu dem Zeitpunkt, an dem ich wegen der verkorksten Kameraperspektiven zum zehnten Mal draufgehe. Die Spielzeit von gerade mal fünf Stunden wird jüngere Spieler ebenso wenig stören wie die etwas lieblose Grafik in Knuddeloptik.
67
WindowsEdutaining Kids
We love the game, but, as noted above, the camera makes it very tricky and frustrating to play at times. The humor is sassy, and the game has an ESRB rating of E 10+ for its occasional crude humor and "cartoon violence".
65
WindowsGameguru Mania
Overall, the game is a bit better than I expected (although it takes a little getting used to the camera angle). The characters are easy to control, and because they each have special powers it makes it fun to swap back and forth between them. The game is clearly aimed at kids (+10 years), and its target audience will definitely enjoy it. So, if your kid enjoyed the movie, definitely give this game a rental.
65
GameCube1UP
Madagascar is not a long game. The whole thing can be finished in just a couple of sittings. However, fans of the film, both young and old, would do well to give it a shot, as it's an entertaining platformer that complements the movie quite well.
65
GameCubeWorth Playing
Madagascar as a platformer game is honestly kind of dull. You can just plow straight through it if you have ever played a game of this style before, and I suspect even those in its target age group aren't going to get a whole lot out of it. The real goodness of this title comes from how close it is in feel and tone to the movie, and the cute little details Toys for Bob sprinkled through the levels. I marked this game higher than I usually would mark a mediocre platformer because it made me laugh and want to see the film. I suspect it'll remind young gamers of their favorite movie moments, and that's enough to earn Madagascar a somewhat decent rating on my scale.
65
PlayStation 21UP
A summer filled with blockbuster movies can mean only one thing -- lackluster movie-based games. While it's no surprise that Madagascar made the transition from movie to game (since the film sets an ideal stage for a video game), it's a bit of a shock that it made the jump without any major snags. Don't get me wrong; it's not the be-all end-all of platformers, nor will it make a believer out of anyone who was less than thrilled with the source material, but it is an enjoyable game that children and older fans will no doubt be pleased with.
62
WindowsPC Action
Ein Spiel für die ganz Kleinen. Damit meine ich nicht die Gehirne meiner Kollegen, sondern Kinder. Die knuddelbunten Kinohelden bewältigen relativ belanglose und überaus einfache Aufgaben. Diverse Minispielchen sorgen dafür, dass sich die Eintönigkeit des Ganzen in Grenzen hält. Wer Nachwuchs daheim hat, macht mit dieser politisch korrekten Kinderüberraschung aber nix falsch.
60
GameCubeBright Hub
While Madagascar is an incredibly short game, it at least managed to remain entertaining throughout, thanks largely to some clever humor, sharp writing and some nicely varied gameplay. The levels that required players to sneak around and use their heads to get past obstacles and advance were especially nice, those being Marty's escape from the zoo and the one in which the penguins took over the ship. Sadly, the length keeps this from being a recommended purchase, but it certainly is worth a rental, especially for folks who enjoyed the Madagascar films, or have children who do.
60
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
"Madagascar", provavelmente, não será lembrado como um clássico dos jogos de plataforma, mas certamente está bem acima dos títulos insípidos vindos de produções dedicadas ao público infantil e adolescente. Com uma mecânica de jogo bastante sólida e uma variedade de missões expressiva, o título agrada a jogadores de uma ampla faixa etária que procuram diversão honesta. Para os usuários mais calejados o game poderá ser insuficiente, mas nem por isso, ser deixado de lado logo de cara. Nem que seja para dar algumas boas risadas.
60
XboxWham! gaming
As if the gameplay wasn't stale enough already, every few minutes you are treated with long speeches from characters in the game. These cut-scenes both look very poor because of the weak graphics engine and sound dreadful because of poor voice impersonations, which is disappointing as the graphics and the voice acting were the only things going for the movie.
60
WindowsUOL Jogos
"Madagascar", provavelmente, não será lembrado como um clássico dos jogos de plataforma, mas certamente está bem acima dos títulos insípidos vindos de produções dedicadas ao público infantil e adolescente. Com uma mecânica de jogo bastante sólida e uma variedade de missões expressiva, o título agrada a jogadores de uma ampla faixa etária que procuram diversão honesta. Para os usuários mais calejados o game poderá ser insuficiente, mas nem por isso, ser deixado de lado logo de cara. Nem que seja para dar algumas boas risadas.
60
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Toch kent het spel aardig wat humor en dat is zowat de belangrijkste troef, die Madagascar charme geeft als generieke licentiegame.
60
PlayStation 2Video Game Talk
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. Recommended
60
PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
Madagascar is the game version of the popular Dreamworks animated film about animals escaping from the zoo, travelling to the wild and discovering that there's no such thing as a Steak Tree. The game is pretty much exactly what you'd expect. A mixture of platforming sections and more novel one-off games, where you get a chance to play each of the film's characters, each who have their own abilities. For example, Alec the lion is the closest to the platforming standard, able to perform a double-jump and roar to scare away people. Alternatively, the radically hypochondriac Melman can't leap that far, but can spin his legs in a helicopter-blade fashion to slow his descent or be lifted up by jets of air. Marty the zebra can kick things, eventually do fairly enormous leaps and make wise-cracks in a Chris Rock style. Gloria the hippo is fat. The penguins can do something or another.
59
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
In diesem kindgerechten Adventure sollen Sie den vier tierischen Protagonisten des gleichnamigen Animations-Films von Dreamworks bei der Flucht aus dem Zoo helfen.
58
Xbox1UP
Madagascar is not a long game. The whole thing can be finished in just a couple of sittings. However, fans of the film, both young and old, would do well to give it a shot, as it's an entertaining platformer that complements the movie quite well.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Madagascar est l'archétype même du produit formaté pour accompagner dignement la sortie d'un film. Pas vraiment mauvais, mais pas brillant non plus, il reste tout de même parfait pour prolonger l'esprit du long métrage.
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Madagascar est l'archétype même du produit formaté pour accompagner dignement la sortie d'un film. Pas vraiment mauvais, mais pas brillant non plus, il reste tout de même parfait pour prolonger l'esprit du long métrage.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
Madagascar est l'archétype même du produit formaté pour accompagner dignement la sortie d'un film. Pas vraiment mauvais, mais pas brillant non plus, il reste tout de même parfait pour prolonger l'esprit du long métrage.
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Xbox4Players.de
Nach Filmumsetzungs-Highlights wie Spider-Man 2 und gut gemeinten und durchaus unterhaltsamen Titeln wie Shrek liefert Activision mit Madagascar öde Routine-Lizenzkost ab. Die Gameplay-Elemente sind allesamt bekannt, wobei man jedoch sagen muss, dass das Toys for Bob-Team sich redlich bemüht, diese homogen zusammen zu fügen. Doch unter dem Strich ist Madagascar nicht nur zu kurz (satte vier Stunden, bis der Endgegner besiegt ist), sondern auch grafisch wenig spektakulär, akustisch ab und an eine Qual und selbst für die angestrebte Kinder-Zielgruppe viel zu leicht. Wenn nicht die Mini-Games wären, die auch ab und an zu kleinen Multiplayer-Duellen einladen, könnte man das Abenteuer der vier Zoo-Ausreißer ohne Umschweife direkt in die Lizenzmüll-Schublade packen. Selbst Mini-Golf & Co. sowie der immer noch zu hoch angesetzte Midprice-Aufkleber schaffen es aber nicht, Madagascar über ein „Ausreichend“ zu hieven. Schade, denn hier wäre eindeutig mehr drin gewesen.
52
GameCube4Players.de
Nach Filmumsetzungs-Highlights wie Spider-Man 2 und gut gemeinten und durchaus unterhaltsamen Titeln wie Shrek liefert Activision mit Madagascar öde Routine-Lizenzkost ab. Die Gameplay-Elemente sind allesamt bekannt, wobei man jedoch sagen muss, dass das Toys for Bob-Team sich redlich bemüht, diese homogen zusammen zu fügen. Doch unter dem Strich ist Madagascar nicht nur zu kurz (satte vier Stunden, bis der Endgegner besiegt ist), sondern auch grafisch wenig spektakulär, akustisch ab und an eine Qual und selbst für die angestrebte Kinder-Zielgruppe viel zu leicht. Wenn nicht die Mini-Games wären, die auch ab und an zu kleinen Multiplayer-Duellen einladen, könnte man das Abenteuer der vier Zoo-Ausreißer ohne Umschweife direkt in die Lizenzmüll-Schublade packen. Selbst Mini-Golf & Co. sowie der immer noch zu hoch angesetzte Midprice-Aufkleber schaffen es aber nicht, Madagascar über ein „Ausreichend“ zu hieven. Schade, denn hier wäre eindeutig mehr drin gewesen.
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PlayStation 24Players.de
Nach Filmumsetzungs-Highlights wie Spider-Man 2 und gut gemeinten und durchaus unterhaltsamen Titeln wie Shrek liefert Activision mit Madagascar öde Routine-Lizenzkost ab. Die Gameplay-Elemente sind allesamt bekannt, wobei man jedoch sagen muss, dass das Toys for Bob-Team sich redlich bemüht, diese homogen zusammen zu fügen. Doch unter dem Strich ist Madagascar nicht nur zu kurz (satte vier Stunden, bis der Endgegner besiegt ist), sondern auch grafisch wenig spektakulär, akustisch ab und an eine Qual und selbst für die angestrebte Kinder-Zielgruppe viel zu leicht. Wenn nicht die Mini-Games wären, die auch ab und an zu kleinen Multiplayer-Duellen einladen, könnte man das Abenteuer der vier Zoo-Ausreißer ohne Umschweife direkt in die Lizenzmüll-Schublade packen. Selbst Mini-Golf & Co. sowie der immer noch zu hoch angesetzte Midprice-Aufkleber schaffen es aber nicht, Madagascar über ein „Ausreichend“ zu hieven. Schade, denn hier wäre eindeutig mehr drin gewesen.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Adaptation honnête du film d'animation de Dreamworks, Madagascar pèche pourtant sur bien des points et ne parvient pas à se hisser au dessus du marasme vidéoludique. Classique, limité et peu convaincant plastiquement, le soft d'Activision pouvait clairement se sentir mal parti. Heureusement pour lui, son ambiance, ses quelques bonnes idées et son accessibilité le sauvent d'une noyade injuste. Une licence exploitée sans vraiment de heurts, mais clairement en dessous de la concurrence. Et c'est un fan de lémurien qui vous le dit.