Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (video game)

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Madagascar Escape 2 Africa (video game) cover.jpg
Developer(s) Toys for Bob
Griptonite Games (NDS)
Aspyr Media (Windows)
Idol Minds (PS2)
Publisher(s) Activision
Series Madagascar
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Release
  • NA: November 4, 2008
  • AU: November 26, 2008
  • EU: November 28, 2008
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a video game based on the film of the same name. It was released on the Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360.[1] The video game's gameplay is similar to the first movie's video game with the same characters and moves, although the environment is in Africa. The Nintendo Channel released a playable demo of this game on the week of November 7, which shows one of the side-scrolling, Lemmings-esque levels in which the penguins of the series are the main characters.[2] It was supposed to be released on PlayStation Portable but it was cancelled.[3]

The game received generally mixed reviews.[4][5][6][7]

Plot[edit]

Some time after the events of the first game, Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria (alongside the Penguins, King Julien, Maurice and the Chimps, Mason and Phil) decide to return to the zoo in New York, and travel there using an abandoned plane which was repaired by the penguins. Mort stows away, and ends up making the plane crash before it can arrive. They realize that they are in Africa, their old home. Alex reunites with his father Zuba, the alpha male of his pride, but Zuba's evil friend, Makunga, reminds him that every new lion must pass a rite of passage before being accepted into the pride. Alex nearly succeeds,but fails the last task, and is not allowed into the pride. Marty joins a herd of zebras identical to him, while Melman and King Julien become the doctors of the giraffes, and Gloria and Maurice kick a group of evil crocodiles out of the watering hole. Gloria then starts going out with a male hippo named Moto-Moto.

Meanwhile, the Penguins scrounge up equipment to fix the plane by stealing it from a nearby human safari camp. Mort eventually manages to get to the watering hole and catch up to the Zoosters after going through a dangerous swamp.

Melman soon becomes jealous of Moto-Moto, admitting that he has feelings for Gloria to Julien, who helps him take pictures of Motto-motto hanging out with other hippos, but Gloria rejects Melman, who decides to leapinto a volcano, but is stopped by Gloria. Melman then wins a dance contest against Moto-Moto, after which he and Gloria confess their love. The two catch up to Alex and Marty, and the four are then informed by King Julien and Maurice that the water hole has dried up, and that there is no more drinking water. The animals investigate, and they realize that a bunch of New Yorkers have used a dam to block the watering hole.

The Penguins and the Chimps, who have finished repairing the plane, take the animals to the humans' camp, where they destroy the dam and the camp. They decide to stay in Africa for a while.

Reception[edit]

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa received generally mixed reviews. Review aggregators GameRankings and Metacritic gave the game a 63.36% and 58/100 for the PS3 version, and 65.48% and 63/100 for the Xbox 360 version, respectively.[4][5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors Now Available at Retailers" (Press release). IGN. November 4, 2008. Archived from the original on December 29, 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa :: DS Game Review". KidzWorld. Retrieved March 9, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa". GameSpot. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa for PlayStation 3 - GameRankings". www.gamerankings.com. Retrieved 2017-12-15. 
  5. ^ a b "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa for Xbox 360 - GameRankings". www.gamerankings.com. Retrieved 2017-12-15. 
  6. ^ a b "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa". Metacritic. Retrieved 2017-12-15. 
  7. ^ a b "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa". Metacritic. Retrieved 2017-12-15. 

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