A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this activity center offers 25 Mini games that kids can play with the characters from the Madagascar movie. Some are very similar -- the settings and characters change -- but even so, there's a lot to explore here. Most of these games challenge quick reflexes not mental acuity.
What's it about?
MADAGASCAR ISLAND MANIA delivers 25 Mini games featuring the characters from the movie. Kids can help Marty the Zebra perform somersaults and other aerial acrobatics as he gallops over the landscape of Madagascar. They can trigger the hilarious penguin foursome to look \"cute and cuddly\" so that they won't be detected by security guards.
The collection of Mini games mainly focuses on click-at-the-right-time skills, but they also challenge kids' memory, visual discrimination, and matching skills.
Is it any good?
If your kids are between the ages of 3 and 8, Madagascar Island Mania is an excellent choice for fun gameplay based on the movie. These days, most computer "activity center" software for little kids is fun but short-lived. Not so with this activity center.
While the Mini games don't randomize, they still provide a lot of replayability because there are so many games to explore. A few of them are a little hard to figure out at first and may require a parent's help.