A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Playing as the penguins, you'll steal machine parts and other items from the humans.
Violence & Scariness
Combat doesn't have a big role in the game, but there are still the occasional enemies to be dispatched. Examples include Melman headbashing moles, Alex roaring at birds to scatter them, squirrels being launched out of slingshots, fruits being launched at scorpions to clear them out of the way, and a penguin shooting candy out of its mouth to knock down humans. One mini-game involves repeatedly ramming a truck as you pursue it down the road.
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Products & Purchases
The game is based on the DreamWorks movie.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is based on the movie of the same name. Kids can play as four of the main characters. Gameplay is quite varied, but a relatively small portion of it does involve combat, such as defeating lizards and scorpions, knocking down humans by spitting candy at them, and ramming your truck into another truck to get it to drop its cargo.
Is It Any Good?
Although none of the activities in the game would hold up particularly well on their own, as a collection they're great fun. A large part of the game's appeal is that the activities are all short and sweet, and don't drag on past the point of being fun. The ability for up to four people to play the mini-games together in the multiplayer Africa Arcade mode, as well as being able to spend coins in the Duty Free Shop to unlock character outfits and videos, just sweetens the package. The game is also an excellent homage to the movie, with cutscenes and voice-over dialogue that is sure to please fans.
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