Happy Feet (video game)

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Happy Feet
Happy Feet DS.jpg
PAL region cover art for DS
Developer(s) A2M
Publisher(s) Midway Home Entertainment
Distributor(s) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platform(s) Wii, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Happy Feet is an action-adventure video game based on the movie of the same name. Released in 2006 by A2M for the Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance and PC. Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Dee Bradley Baker, Carlos Alazraqui, Jeff Garcia, and Johnny A. Sanchez all reprise their voice roles from the film.

Gameplay[edit]

The console versions (for PS2, Wii, GameCube and PC) feature 3 different modes: a dancing mode which simulates Dance Dance Revolution with the player pushing the button in response to arrows on the screen, a fishing mode in which the player collects pebbles and shrimp as well as air bubbles in order to breathe, and a belly-sledding mode where the player sleds and collects the number of fish needed, sleds to beat a given time or races another character down the hill. In the Nintendo DS version of the game, the rhythm sequences use gameplay mechanics similar to those in Elite Beat Agents, though greatly simplified.

The game also features each of these modes for two players. In the dancing and swimming games, the players compete with each other, while cooperating with each other in the multi-player belly-sledding mode. Interestingly, the game features songs not in the film, such as "Shake Your Booty" from KC and the Sunshine Band for when Mumble hatches, and "I Will Survive" from Gloria Gaynor sung by Gloria when Mumble and her break up. These are for the dance modes of the game.[1]

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The game received moderate to poor ratings across all consoles. GameSpot gave the Game Boy Advance version of the game a 6.1/10.

Scores
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings GBA: 58.7% (3 reviews) [13]
DS: 51.4% (5 reviews) [14]
PS2: 51.1% (7 reviews) [15]
Wii: 47.7% (14 reviews) [16]
GC: 47.5% (2 reviews) [17]
PC: 41.5% (4 reviews)[18]
Metacritic PS2: 49% (6 reviews) [19]
Wii: 46% (11 reviews) [20]
PC: 42% (4 reviews) [21]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 3.9 out of 10 [2][3][4]
GBA: 6.1 out of 10 [5]
Wii: 3.7 out of 10 [6]
DS: 3.5 out of 10 [7]
IGN 4.5 out of 10 [8][9][10]
DS: 5.0 out of 10 [11]
GBA: 4.0 out of 10 [12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A2M (2006) Happy Feet Manual
  2. ^ "PS2 review". Gamespot. 
  3. ^ "GameCube review". Gamespot. 
  4. ^ "PC review". Gamespot. 
  5. ^ "GBA review". Gamespot. 
  6. ^ "Wii review". GameSpot. 
  7. ^ "DS review". Gamespot. 
  8. ^ "PS2 review". IGN. 
  9. ^ "Wii review". IGN. 
  10. ^ "PC review". IGN. 
  11. ^ "DS review". IGN. 
  12. ^ "GBA review". IGN. 
  13. ^ "Aggregate score for GBA". Game Rankings. 
  14. ^ "Aggregate score for DS". Game Rankings. 
  15. ^ "Aggregate score for PS2". Game Rankings. 
  16. ^ "Aggregate score for Wii". Game Rankings. 
  17. ^ "Aggregate score for GameCube". Game Rankings. 
  18. ^ "Aggregate score for PC". Game Rankings. 
  19. ^ "Aggregate score for PS2". Metacritic. 
  20. ^ "Aggregate score for Wii". Metacritic. 
  21. ^ "Aggregate score for PC". Metacritic.