Madagascar: Kartz Racing

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Fun Game

on 5/28/2013

I gave this game to my son for Christmas. He has played this game nonstop since he got it. I enjoy playing this game and while the graphics might not be the "best" I think it is an easy game for my six year old to play. If you have a young child who likes Madagascar they will like this game.

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Product Overview

Experience the zany characters and unique locations of Madagascar movies wrapped in the over the top fun of arcade style kart racing. Put the pedal to the metal Madagascar style with wacky karts, wild tracks, tons of power-ups and crazy kart racing action!

Specifications

Manufacturer Activision Blizzard
Mfg Part# 76019
SKU 211160930
UPC 047875760196
UPC 14 00047875760196
Format Wii
Reviews
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review By now, teasing a company for relegating a popular license into the videogame cliche of a kart racer is cliche itself, so let's not take Madagascar Kartz down that road. Instead, let's look at the game for what it is: a quick kart racing cash-in that's, unsurprisingly, not as good as Mario Kart. There are some good elements here and it's definitely not a poor effort, but the terrible balance of weapons and their effect on the race nearly wreck an otherwise enjoyable -- if formulaic -- drive through memorable locations in the Dreamworks' franchise...The game's design doesn't really try to do anything different or unique. Instead, it plays it safe by offering a "Status Quo" kart racer that lifts elements from previous successful character kart racers like Mario Kart and Crash Team Racing. Each character has his or her own strengths and weaknesses, from speed to acceleration, so just because you like Melvin doesn't mean he's a great character to use as a starting driver. Powersliding through turns (holding the shoulder button while steering hard around a corner) will build up your turbo boost, as will successfully landing tricks while airborne (hitting one of four directions on your D-pad)...Because the designers don't really do anything new, exciting or original for Madagascar Kartz, the game already starts in a somewhat underwhelming position of being a "me too" kind of game. The racing action works well with decent control and a fun focus on turbo boosts, but the weapon system nearly a game killer because it's just so frustrating when the opponents target your kart. The pros do outweigh the cons in this kart racer, and hopefully the younger players can tolerate the elements I found entirely too frustrating.
Reviewer Craig Harris
ReviewRating 6
Features
Crazy Kart Action: High flying jumps, flips, rolls and stunts. Earn special rewards for crazy maneuvers.
Head-to-Head Multiplayer: Take on up to four of your friends. Submit and download times on the Leaderboard
Over 20 Wild Tracks Based on Your Favorite Movie Scenes including the plane wreck, the New York City Zoo and the volcano, with bonus tracks to unlock for Shrek's Swamp and the Mother Ship
Tons of Pick-Ups: Power boosts, mines, missiles and more all capturing the personality of the Madagascar movies.
Your Favorite Madagascar Characters Are Here: Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman, the wacky King Julien and the crafty penguins, plus unlock BONUS DreamWorks characters Shrek and B.O.B.
Features
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 76019
Manufacturer Activision Blizzard, Inc
Product Name Mad Karts of Madagascar
Brand Name Activision
Platform Supported Wii
Software Name Mad Karts of Madagascar
Software Sub Type Racing Game
Software Main Type Game
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 76019
Manufacturer Website Address www.activision.com
Manufacturer Activision Blizzard, Inc
Product Name Mad Karts of Madagascar
Brand Name Activision
Platform Support Wii
Software Name Mad Karts of Madagascar
Software Sub Type Racing Game
Software Main Type Game
Product Attributes
Age Range 12-14 years
Game Format Nintendo Wii
Game Genre Racing / Action
Game or Puzzle Type Action & Adventure
Safety Warning WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small parts. Not for children under 3 years
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