Muppets Party Cruise

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Muppets: Party Cruise
Muppets Party Cruise Coverart.png
North American cover art for PlayStation 2
Developer(s) Mass Media Inc. (US/EU)
Hudson Soft (JP)
Publisher(s) TDK Mediactive (US/EU)
Data East (JP/PS2)
Sega Wow (JP/GBA)
Distributor(s) Jim Henson Home Interactive (US/EU)
Sega (JP)
Director(s) Tamako Yasumoto (JP)
Producer(s) Takashi Tanimoto
Yoshihiro Sawada (executive) (JP)
Designer(s) Yuko Hanafuda (JP)
Programmer(s) Mashiro Fukuda (chief programmer)
Emiko Hanada
Yuji Uehara
Tomoko Takeuchi (JP)
Composer(s) Nagaru Fujimoto
Yasuhiro Tanaka (JP)
Platform(s) GameCube, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
Release date(s) GameCube
  • NA November 11, 2003
PlayStation 2[1]
  • JP April 14, 2003
  • NA November 13, 2003
  • PAL April 16, 2004
Game Boy Advance
  • JP November 11, 2003
Genre(s) Party game
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer (up to 4 players)

Muppets: Party Cruise, known in Japan as Muppet Party Cruise! (マペットパーティークルーズ! Mapetto Pātī Kurūzu!?) and Pocket Party (ポケットパーティー Poketto Pātī?) in the Game Boy Advance version is a party video game released in 2003 by Mass Media Inc. (despite the Japanese PS2 version being released first). Players have the choice between a "short cruise" and a "long cruise". In the "short cruise" players simply select a mini-game to play. In the "long cruise", players are characters on a board-game style board and must try to collect "party favours" (Coins in the Japanese versions). Party Favours/coins are given for each mini-game won (another way to get coins in the JAP versions can occur if you enter a blue or red space), you can choose a map in the Japanese PS2 version, however, the Japanese GBA version only has the World map as a board. The ending 'rap' by Kermit in the PAL and American versions has become infamous through being repeatedly played on GamesRadar's podcast TalkRadar.

A Wonderswan port was announced but never released, a Japan-only Game Boy Advance port was made, but was published by Sega Wow due to Data East's bankruptcy.

The game was released on the Data East Player and was the last one in the hardware due to Data East's bankruptcy.

Story[edit]

All your favorite Muppets are off on a long awaited long cruise. But as fate would have it, the magnificent Muppets find themselves stuck on the bottom deck of the boat. But the Muppets have a plan! They set up fun mini-games in their cabins to earn party favors! Players use the party favours to unlock mini-games and battle their way up five decks to First Class!

JP Intro[edit]

In the deck, we have Rowlf the Dog playing guitar until he hears his friends discussing about who's the biggest star, the Super Star, until a special angel, Hina appears helping them by turning the floor into a board-game like course and the six Muppets end up in a Start square, after Rowlf says "Let's go!" the Title Screen appears.

GBA Story[edit]

A cat was found by the Muppets in the Kurai Mori (暗い森 Kurai mori, lit. "Dark Forest"?), and after Rowlf finds out that the cat began to talk, he also found out that the cat was actually a charmed woman, and after the 7 kings of darkness are defeated, the cat transforms to the girl she was before the spell occurred (the best ending can appear on screen exclusively with Rowlf).

JP (PS2) Worlds[edit]

  • Treasure Island (トレジャーアイランド)
  • Wild West (野生の西)
  • Frozen Fields (凍結されたフィールド)
  • Paradise Plains (パラダイス平野)
  • Hilarious Heaven (陽気な天国)

JP (GBA) Bosses[edit]

  • Country 1 (North America): Jay the Kid(ジェイ・ザ・キッド, located on United States, Red gem is given after the boss's defeat)
  • Country 2 (South America): Fernanda(フェルナンダ, located on Argentina, Orange gem is given after the boss's defeat)
  • Country 3 (Africa): Uhho(ウッホ, located on Kenya, Yellow gem is given after the boss's defeat)
  • Country 4 (Europe): Alicia(アリシア, located on Spain, Green gem is given after the boss's defeat)
  • Country 5 (Asia): Yuuenchi(遊園地, located on Japan, Blue gem is given after the boss's defeat)
  • Country 6 (Oceania): Kangari(カンガリ, located on Australia, Indigo gem is given after the boss's defeat)
  • Country 7 (Antartica): Pengo(ペンゴ, Purple gem is given after the boss's defeat)

JP Duel Mode Partners[edit]

In this two-player mode, Players use Pokémon to battle the other player's.

Featured characters[edit]

Playable characters[edit]

Other characters (many of these don't appear in the japanese version)[edit]

  • Andy and Randy Pig
  • Beaker, renamed Kupa (クパ, the Paku katakana backwards) in the Japanese version
  • Bean Bunny
  • Bobo the Bear
  • Camilla the Chicken
  • Clifford
  • Crazy Harry
  • Digit
  • Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, renamed Coby (コビー) in the Japanese version
  • Dr. Julius Strangepork
  • Dr. Teeth
  • Floyd Pepper
  • Janice
  • Johnny Fiama
  • Lew Zealand
  • Link Hogthrob
  • Rizzo the Rat
  • Rowlf the Dog, renamed Kametetsu-kun (カメテツくん) in the Japanese version
  • Sal Minella
  • Sam the Eagle
  • Scooter, renamed Kurafuto (クラフト, which means Craft) in the Japanese version
  • Statler and Waldorf
  • Sweetums
  • The Muppet Newsman
  • The Swedish Chef
  • Zoot
  • Hina (ひな), main host of the game.
  • Meguru (めぐる), may power up or down your partner in duel game.

Mini-Games[edit]

  • Beach Speeders - Hosted by Scooter
  • Bunsen's Burners - Hosted by Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
  • Cannon Fodder - Hosted by Gonzo
  • Crustacean Crush - Hosted by Pepe the King Prawn
  • Dune Buggies - Hosted by Clifford
  • Looney Unicycles - Hosted by Fozzie Bear
  • Outta Gas - Hosted by Sweetums
  • Pigsty Party - Hosted by Andy Pig and Randy Pig
  • Rhythm Mayhem - Hosted by Animal
  • Shuffle Chalk - Hosted by Statler and Waldorf
  • Slippery When Wet - Hosted by Kermit the Frog
  • Speed Bingo - Hosted by Bean Bunny
  • Stage Fright - Hosted by The Swedish Chef
  • Stinky Cheese - Hosted by Rizzo the Rat
  • Tug 'O War - Hosted by Miss Piggy

Locked mini-games[edit]

  • Aeroplane Island - Hosted by Janice
  • Asteroid Belt - Hosted by Link Hogthrob and Dr. Julius Strangepork
  • Chemical Imbalance - Hosted by Beaker
  • Fish Flingers - Hosted by Lew Zealand
  • Food Fight - Hosted by Dr. Teeth
  • Gumball Drops - Hosted by Johnny Fiama and Sal
  • Lights Out - Hosted by Crazy Harry
  • Natural Disaster - Hosted by the Newsman
  • Power Boating - Hosted by Bobo the Bear
  • Scuba Driving - Hosted by Camilla the Chicken
  • Short Circuit - Hosted by Digit
  • Sling Ball (AKA Precision Painter) - Hosted by Sam the Eagle
  • Spinball - Hosted by Floyd Pepper
  • Ticklin' The Ivories - Hosted by Rowlf the Dog
  • Too Cool - Hosted by Zoot

Cast[edit]

Main article: List of Muppets
  • Steve Whitmire - Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Bean Bunny, Link Hogthrob, Andy Pig
  • Eric Jacobson - Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear
  • Dave Goelz - Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Randy Pig, Waldorf, Zoot, Digit
  • Jerry Nelson - Floyd Pepper, Statler, Crazy Harry, Camilla the Chicken, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Lew Zealand
  • Kevin Clash - Clifford, Sam the Eagle
  • Brian Henson - Scooter, Janice, Sal Minella, The Muppet Newsman
  • John Henson - Sweetums
  • John Kennedy - Dr. Teeth, Animal
  • Bill Barretta - Pepe the King Prawn, Johnny Fiama, Bobo the Bear, Rowlf the Dog, The Swedish Chef

Japanese version[edit]

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