Madagascar (2005)

by Christopher
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Madagascar (2005): A Wild Adventure for the Whole Family

Released in 2005 alongside the Dreamworks animated film of the same name, Madagascar is an action-adventure game that allows players to relive the hilarious and heartwarming story of four animals who escape from the Central Park Zoo and embark on a wild journey to return home.


Madagascar is a third-person action-adventure game that features a variety of gameplay elements, including exploration, puzzle-solving, and combat. Players take control of one of four main characters – Marty the zebra, Alex the lion, Melman the giraffe, or Gloria the hippo – each with their own unique abilities.

Marty is the fastest of the group and can use his hind legs to kick enemies and slide under obstacles. Alex is the strongest and can use his claws and roar to attack enemies. Melman is the tallest and can use his neck to reach high places and throw objects at enemies. Gloria is the heaviest and can use her weight to knock down enemies and break through obstacles.

The game is divided into chapters, each of which takes place in a different location, from the Central Park Zoo to the streets of New York City to the jungles of Madagascar. Each chapter has a variety of goals that players must complete in order to progress, such as collecting items, defeating enemies, and solving puzzles.

In addition to the main story mode, Madagascar also features a variety of bonus content, including mini-games, challenges, and behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film.


The four main characters of Madagascar are all voiced by the same actors who voiced them in the film:

  • Marty the zebra is voiced by Chris Rock.
  • Alex the lion is voiced by Ben Stiller.
  • Melman the giraffe is voiced by David Schwimmer.
  • Gloria the hippo is voiced by Jada Pinkett Smith.

The game also features a number of other characters from the film, including the penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private.


The story of Madagascar follows the four main characters as they escape from the Central Park Zoo and embark on a wild journey to return home. Along the way, they meet a variety of new friends and enemies, and learn about the importance of family and friendship.

The game’s story is largely faithful to the film, but there are a few minor changes. For example, in the game, the penguins are able to fly, while in the film they cannot.


Madagascar’s graphics are colorful and vibrant, and do a good job of recreating the look and feel of the film. The character models are well-detailed and animated, and the environments are lush and inviting.


The sound in Madagascar is excellent, with great voice acting, music, and sound effects. The voice acting is particularly impressive, as the actors all perfectly capture the personalities of their characters.


Madagascar is a fun and charming action-adventure game that is perfect for fans of the film and for families looking for a cooperative gaming experience. The game’s varied gameplay, lovable characters, and heartwarming story make it a worthwhile experience for gamers of all ages.

Review Score



  • Fun and varied gameplay
  • Lovable characters
  • Heartwarming story
  • Excellent voice acting


  • Some minor graphical glitches
  • Can be a bit repetitive at times

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