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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

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Released
28 November 2008
Format
PS2, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, Wii, PS3
Developer
Eidos

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa


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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
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Do you know who the Krypto The Superdog is? Can you name all the members of McFly? Was your Christmas list peppered with Bakugan merchandise? If these questions mean anything to you, you’re definitely too old for Escape 2 Africa.

As a kid-friendly spin-off from the new Dreamworks movie, this fast-moving collection of minigames is a fine digital babysitter, the brisk pace, wide variety of challenges and retina-sizzling colours appealing directly to youngsters with the attention span of a gnat. The chance to control most of the adorable heroes from the Madagascar flicks will also delight children who’ll happily watch the DVD on loop, and the catchy songs, warm sense of humour and harmless action are the stuff of dreams for long-suffering parents who desperately need a break.

However, mature animation fans are warned against this juvenile tie-in as its lacklustre graphics fail to capture the slickness of the big screen flick, and much of the voice acting sounds flat as none of the actors from the movie reprised their beastly role for the game.


Reviewed by Dave McComb

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