Ice Age (video game)

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Ice Age
Ice age game box.jpg
Developer(s)Artificial Mind and Movement
Publisher(s)Ubi Soft
Platform(s)Game Boy Advance
Release
  • NA: March 18, 2002
  • JP: July 20, 2002
  • EU: April 19, 2002
Genre(s)Platform game
Mode(s)Single-player

Ice Age is a 2002 platform game based on the film of the same name, developed by Artificial Mind and Movement, published by Ubi Soft and released for the Game Boy Advance.

Gameplay[edit]

In the game, the player controls Manny, which Roshan is riding upon the back of. Manny can jump with the A button, trunk-punch with B and Roshan can jump up off Mannys' back with L or R. Manny can also stomp with a double tap of A. In some levels, the player instead controls Sid, who must run to catch up with the level as the level moves by itself.

At the end of each level where the player controls Manny, there is a boss battle, including a boss against Carl the Rhino in Level 4 and the final boss being Soto in Level 10.

The goal of the game is to collect at least 40 acorns in each level to unlock a bonus level. The player loses an acorn from taking damage.

Reception[edit]

The game received poor reviews from critics, with GameRankings and Metacritic reporting an average score of 46.00% and 47/100 respectively.[1][2] Tim Tracy of GameSpot described the game as a "straightforward platform game with a host of problems that ultimately make it a joyless experience", criticizing the repetitive and uninteresting music and "an overall feeling that trial and error is the key to beating the game".[3] Craig Harris, writing for IGN, also criticized the trial-and-error level design; "the developers make [this game's] levels challenging by creating blind leaps, making it impossible to see what's below a ledge without taking that annoying 'leap of faith'." On the other hand, he was more positive when commenting about the music, describing the game's good use of the GBA's audio hardware as "the game's only real plus."[4]

Cheat Codes[edit]

MTTQBB unlocks all levels except the bonus

NTTTTT unlocks all levels including bonus

MFKRPH unlocks an art gallery

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ice Age". GameRankings. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
  2. ^ "Ice Age". Metacritics. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
  3. ^ Tim Tracy. "Ice Age Review". GameSpot.
  4. ^ Craig Harris (19 March 2002). "Ice Age". IGN.

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