Monday, December 8, 2008

It's game day! Gaming fun for the kids!

I've got some really awesome games to cover today so I figured I'd make a whole day of it! Especially seeing as last week was slow with me being sick we will be offering a bunch of giveaways to kick off the new week and my new found freedom from school that starts tomorrow. Hey nothing like a little celebration to get me into the holiday break spirit!

First up on the schedule, one of my absolute favorite kids movie series of recent years has been made into a kids video game that the whole family will be clambering to play. Madagascar 2 Escape Africa is currently in theaters and sadly I have not seen it yet, however I have been playing it in my bedroom after Connor goes to sleep religiously for a week now and I can't seem to get enough of it. The game is part story part activity as for each part of the game you complete, which is broken down into mini games, a little more of the story is revealed. Currently I'm working on the "Welcome to Africa Chapter" and I'm rolling around Africa with Melman walking on a huge bolder attempting to close up steam vents. I have to admit for a kids game its super easy to play but its also just challenging enough that I'm not getting bored at all and parents will want to jump in and give it a try. Personally thus far my favorite level has been shooting Mort in a massive slingshot (poor Mort, he is my favorite after all) though I did feel a tad guilty when I shot him off the cliff on accident a few times. After all he does remind me slightly of Melos with those huge eyes.

Once you've finished a chapter your rewarded with a bit of the story. The cut scenes are crisp and look like bits of the real movie and make for a great little breakup in the game play. Connor just likes to watch me play to catch the cut scenes, though I've yet to figure out how to explain to him that I can't just skip to the cut scenes. heh. Each chapter is single player though its pretty easy to play with the whole family as you can just rotate turns doing each of the little segments however the game includes quite a few mini games that can be played with several players. Though you do not choose which character in the game you will play during the adventure mode you will switch between each of the characters in the movie so no matter if you loved Glorida, Mort, Alex, Marty.. each of them have their own roles in the game.

You can learn more about the game as well as play a demo and see some of the mini games on the Madagascar 2 Escape Africa The Game website! Madagascar 2 Escape Africa is currently available on Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, and PS3. You can pick them up at any major game retailer or on Amazon!

I have three copies of Madagascar 2 Escape Africa to give away a a copy for the Nintendo DS, one for the Nintendo Wii and one for the Xbox 360. Talk about a kickoff to a slow week last week.

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out the Madagascar 2 Escape Africa The Game website and take a look at the mini games and tell me which one you'd most like to play!!Make sure to tell me if you need the Wii, DS or 360 version if you won.
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end Jan 15th at midnight!

319 Comments:

Jesica said...

oooh! the kids are getting a Wii for Christmas - and this game looks like something they'd love.

Of the mini-games, I think we'd like Monkey Match the best.

Jesica said...

I'm subscribed through Reader

TheAngelForever said...

We have a Wii and my son is getting a DS for the holidays. Penguin Capers looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for the opportunity and I hope you continue to feel better :)

TheAngelForever said...

I subscribe to your feed :)

Shelly said...

Penguin capers looks cute

Shelly said...

I am a subscriber

betty R. said...

billy has a ds,would love to win this for him 4 christmas...
i had never been over to http://www.madagascarthegame.com/us/#/home
so thank you for intro..i would have to say i'd probably choose mech master..kids wanted that

Jenna said...

I think my favorite mini game would be Monkey Match. We would have so much fun with this at Christmas. Thanks!

Jenna said...

I subscribe!

noreen said...

the volcano rave looks fun, would love the wii (or DS) version

cdziuba said...

Hi! I think Penguin Capers would be a blast! cdziuba@aol.com

DARLA KIDDER said...

Me and my son Tyler would love to play either Monkey Match or Penguin Capers for either the DS or Wii.

Sharon said...

Monkey Match for sure...thanks!!!

Sharon said...

am subscribed. thanks again

Barbara said...

I think the grandchildren would have fun with penquin capers


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ktwdg said...

Goofy animals!

redfuzzycow said...

this game looks like a lot of fun, the penguin capers looks like the best

Sandy said...

monkey match

Sandy said...

subscriber

Maja said...

penguin capers for Wii

Maja said...

subscriber

Abby said...

Glu Mobile Demo looks super fun! We would need the Wii version if we are picked to be your lucky winners of this giveaway. Thanks for the awesome chance!

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Marigold said...

We pretty much adore the Madagascar Penguins, so it's Penguin Capers for us. We a wii and a DS, though the family road trip we're planning in February means I'd favor the poratble DS version. Thanks!
boldnessbe(at)gmail(dot)com

Marigold said...

I'm subscribed.

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wigget said...

perhaps monkey match

dsinla said...

my nephrew would love the Monkey Match. I got him the wii last year for the hoildays.

Estelle said...

I think I'd like Monkey Match the best. If I won I'd need the Xbox 360 version please. Thanks!

Estelle said...

I'm a subscriber!

samsakara said...

The monkey match sounds fun and would love it for the wii.

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Carol said...

My grandson would just love this! He talks about the characters all the time. I would need it for the Wii. I think he would like Monkey Match'
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Carol said...

I'm a subscriber.
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carriem72 said...

I think I would like Monkey Match. My son would love to have this game either for the Wii or the XBOX 360.

Qwill said...

I would like to play penguin capers.

peg42 said...

Penquin Capers sounds like a really cute game. I'd love to enter for the Wii game. Thanks for this giveaway.

abfantom said...

My daughter would like the penquin capers. (Wii version)

abfantom (at) yahoo (dot) com

VickeC said...

We like Monkey Match ,my grandson is wanting to play so badly,but the Xbox is a surprize,so we would like the 360 version of the game if we win,thanks for the chance


vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

VickeC said...

I am a subscriber

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Maral said...

Monkey Match looks really fun! In fact, they all do. Thanks for the great chance..

mverno said...

penquin capers is a favorite of ours

matty55 said...

penguin capers looks funnest to me.

we have a wii and xbox 360, so either prize would be great !

cathykent said...

We have a Wii and I can tell this would be a great game for my kids. Thanks.

1agordon said...

Penguin Capers looks great, for the WII

angie said...

Monkey Match looks fun~thanks!

Sara said...

We vote for penguin capers!

Cadmar said...

I would love to try the Mini Golf and I know my son would really like Hot Durian. If I won, I'd love it on 360. Thanks!

Cadmar said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.
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Cadmar said...

I added your blog to my sidebar.
If I won, I'd love the Xbox 360 version. Thank you!
dcadmar at gmail dot com

http://geisha-d.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

This is my fifty year old sisters favourite movie.

EDRing said...

My grandaughter would love the Penguin Capers. I would love the X Box version.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

bleatham said...

Penguin capers looks very cute. Thanks a bunch! We have a Wii and a DS so either of those would be great

bleatham said...

I am a subscriber
Thanks

Erica C. said...

penguin capers is cute!

Anonymous said...

the monkey match sounds like fun!

Dree said...

Monkey Match would be the best. I need 360.

dwhogan said...

Good luck to all

Danielle said...

This is such a great giveaway...we would need the Nintendo DS version.

And I think that Penguin Capers looks fun.

ddavidpatrick at gmail dot com

Danielle said...

i also subscribe via email.

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chromiumman said...

we like penguin capers

Rebecca Graham said...

I like the Penguin Capers. I have a Wii system at home.

trippyjanet said...

I like monkey match.

tawnda said...

penguin capers for ds sound fun

stacitk@yahoo.com said...

Monkey Match!

cathirushing said...

penguin capers for Wii

stephensinger said...

Penguin Capers for the Wii is my choice.

tatertot374 said...

The penguin capers looks like alot of fun. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Lynn H said...

penguin capers looks like fun!

lisagee said...

Glu Mobile Demo is something my son will like to see when he gets the chance on the comp.

sphinx63 said...

Penguin Capers looks like a lot of fun! We would need for the Wii. Thanks!

mogrill said...

Penguin Capers looks super fun!!

redron said...

Monkey Match

K Amos said...

I like the Penquin capers for DS

Sunnyvale said...

I don't know, I'd let my grandkids decide if I won this.

Mae B said...

we like penguin capers!

John Stetson said...

Looks like a good game for the Wii

Paula said...

Penguin Capers. My daughter absolutely loves penguins.

Fangirl Jen said...

Penguin Capers!

I'd love to win the Wii version.

Fangirl Jen said...

I'm a subscriber.

Fangirl Jen said...

Your button is on my blog.

sara said...

Wii would enjoy monkey match. samarcy59@yahoo.com

Web said...

Penguin Capers 360

weblynx at hotmail.com

Kyle Banderman said...

I would play the mini-game demo.

The Wii version would be great!

Thanks for the contest!

indyfree07@hotmail.com

Stacey said...

penquin capers for Wii sounds fun!

vividchord said...

I'd like the Mini Golf game, and we'd use it on Xbox 360

Tara said...

Monkey Match.

DS version.

taras82@comcast.net

Jenn S. said...

Monkey match would probably be my kids choice. We are getting a Wii for Christmas and have a DS. Either platform would be great.

drming said...

My grandchildren and my favorite mini game would be Monkey Match.

kdkdkd said...

the Penguin Capers for sure! We have Xbox360 and Wii so would love either format

Brenda S. said...

I think Penguin Capers would be a fun. Xbox 360 or Wii. Thanks!

Stampnsark@aol.com

bohemiangypsy said...

Volcano Rave looks like a lot of fun for the Wii. Thank you very much!

Pretty Momma said...

I'm thinking Penguin Capers.

We would need Wii!

Carrie
mountainrailway at gmail dot com

bettyd said...

Monkey Match looks like a winner
I'd need either the Wii or DS version
thanks

Becky said...

Monkey Match looks like a lot of fun! We are getting the grandkids a Wii for Christmas so that would be the one I choose.

Thanks so much!

Becky said...

I am a subscriber!

janetfaye said...

My grandson would love Penguin Capers.

janetfaye@gmail.com

janetfaye said...

Subscribed.

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miriama said...

Volcano Rave looks fun. And we would love the xbox 360 game! thanks.

miriama said...

I am a subscriber.

Dave said...

Penguin Capers looks like great fun to play on our Wii. The penguins were the best part of the film. Thank you for the great give-away.

Julie D said...

Monkey Match looks fun! We have a Wii. :)

Julie D said...

I have your button on my blog.

Belinda said...

Penguin Capers . . . Would love to win this for the Xbox 360.
Thanks!
1bmore @ gmail . com

Don said...

Penquin capers for sure!

susan1215 said...

Madagascar 2: Escape Africa video game for Nintendo Wii

Devon said...

Penguin capers looks the best to me.

Pinkadot said...

I'd love a chance to win the Wii version. The mini golf game looks fun.

jewel33 said...

I used to be a pinball fanatic when I was a teen, so I would probably like Mort's Pinball.

Neil said...

I would love to get the 360 version!

JenniferR said...

Penguin Capers is a game that I'd love to try! I'd prefer this for Wii, but for DS or PS3 would work too!

Awesome giveaway - thank you!

mtejen05[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kristie said...

Penguin capers would be a lot of fun!
If I were to win, I'd like it for a 360-thanks!

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Shel said...

Penguin Capers looks cute!

we'd like the Wii version.

Shel said...

I'm subscribed via Google reader

Kari said...

The monkey match mini game looks best to me!

Kari said...

Im also a subscriber!!

Smooshy said...

penguin capers!

DOODLEGIRL said...

Penguin Capers

Jason said...

Penguin Capers

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Miranda said...

Penguin Capers

blueeyeleo said...

Monkey match is the one I would pick

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vmkids said...

volcano rave looks fun

Julie said...

Monkey Match looks like it would be fun. If I win I would like the one for the WII please. Thanks.

jillian3445 said...

The Wii would be so awesome!!! THANKS!

stampedwithgrace said...

Penguin capers looks fun!

we'd need the Wii :)

stampedwithgrace said...

your button's on my blog :)

Devon said...

monkey match looks great

Angelharts said...

I think Penguin Capers looks cool. If I won I could use the Wii version, or even a DS would be fine if its easier. Thanks

Amanda said...

we would love to be entered for the Wii game

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

we'd need it for DS...
penguin capers is too cute...
lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

We have DS and my kids would love the penguin game.

julied said...

The Penguin Capers game looks very cute. But really the kids will have a great time playing all of them.

cdrury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
penguin capers for wii would be fun!!!

Brian said...

Monkey Match. By the time this giveaway is awarded, my daughters will likely have played through all the DS games they're getting for Christmas!

Firehawkjb said...

Monkey Match

Firehawkjb@aol.com

BQM said...

I would play the volcoano rave on Wii.

3boyzmom said...

I like the mini game Penguin Capers!! Adorable!! We would need it for the Wii if we won!!!

3boyzmom said...

I'm a subscriber!

Harli said...

Penguin Capers. If I win I'd like it for DS!
harlifantham@yahoo.com

Alexandra Stephenson said...

Wii would like to play the monkey match mini game (on the wii ;))

Alexandra Stephenson said...

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RE said...

My kids would love Dolphin Capers! Thanks for the giveaway!

RE said...

I'm a subscriber!

stupendousdan said...

Volcano Rave! Wii please!

Babalu said...

I would love to win this. It's as close as I'll ever get to Africa. Thanks for the contest.

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cdziuba said...

I'm a subscriber. cdziuba@aol.com

Tammy Marshall said...

Monkey match mini game for my pick. Happy Holidays.

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Misty said...

id say monkey match. adorable!
my daughter would love this game for the Wii.
mommy2skie@yahoo.com

Misty said...

subscribed.

Misty said...

got your button.
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collyn23 said...

the monkey match looks fun
we would pick the wii version or ds either

collyn23 said...

i am a subscriber
wii or ds

sarah said...

wii

tsslug said...

penguin capers here

Tamara said...

Live the demos too cute.I like the Monkey Match and know my children would love playing this game. Would love to win the Wii game, thank-you and Merry Christmas everyone!
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Tamara said...

I am a very happy subscriber too.
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Karen said...

Love Monkey Match.

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DMarti2620 said...

I would love to win the Madagascar 2: Escape Africa video game for Nintendo Wii

nickyle said...

Oh my Melman (the giraffe) is such a hoot, he has us in stitches watching this movie. Loved it!

We would love to win the Nintendo DS Madagascar game, son just got a DS for Christmas and does not have many games to play. Surely he would enjoy this one.

Thank you for the chance and Happy New Year Seven Dogs and A Baby, may 2009 be awesome for you.

Ginny said...

penguin capers looks great, love the Wii version!

Ginny said...

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Courtney said...

They look like game my son would love. I think he would really like Monkey Match. If we won I would like for Wii or xbox 360.

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Marc Hollin said...

Penguin Capers.

If I'm lucky enough to win, I'd prefer the Wii version. Thanks.

marc_hollin(at)hotmail(dot)com

thao said...

Penguin Capers looks fun. I'd choose the xbox 360 version of the game. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Cindy said...

Monkey Match looks like it would be lots of fun. Prefer Nintendo DS, can also use Wii.

Cindy said...

Button is up...

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Prefer Nintendo DS, can also use Wii

Anonymous said...

Penguin Capers looks good.

First choice is DS, then Wii, the Xbox. Thanks.

John

asfiled AT earthlink DOT net

offthemap13 said...

As far as first-person shooters my husband loves Halo 3, but for role-playing he and I both like the Neverwinter Nights 2 series.

Melissa said...

I'd enjoy Monkey Match on Wii.

Misty said...

id like the Wii version.
mini games i like are... Monkey match and Pengin capers!
thank you!!
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Misty said...

subscribed.
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Misty said...

following you.
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Misty said...

got your button.
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Misty said...

blogged it: http://thismommyhasanopinion.blogspot.com/2008/12/madagascar-game-giveaway.html

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Traumajunky said...

Hot Durian sounds fun. Wii please. Thanks!

Deb said...

They boys got a Wii for Christmas, and they would love this game. The Penguin capers mini-games is one I know my 4 year old would really enjoy. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Celeste said...

The Penguin Capers game looks fun!!

I'd need this for the Wii!! Thank you!

contact me at:
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SeahorseLady said...

Monkey Match for XBox 360 for us.
Thanks for the nice giveaway.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

Enjoying said...

Madagascar 2: Escape Africa video game for the Nintendo Wii.

Tammy said...

Mini golf looks like it would be the funnest to play!

If I am fortunate enough to win, I'd love the Wii version.

Tammy said...

your button is in my sidebar

taxchyk said...

Penguin Capers for Nintendo DS please.

Jayfr said...

Monkey Match looks like fun. We have the DS.

reddon30 said...

My kids would love this...thank you.

Heather said...

I took my kids to this movie and they are now asking for the DVD when it comes out, they would enjoy the game also.

Erica G said...

Monkey Match looks like fun. We have a Wii.

babychooch (at) gmail {dot} com

Daniel said...
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Daniel said...

Monkey Match looks fun. Our Family got a 360 for x-mas and they would love this.

christin said...

the monkey match game looks like a lot of fun! we would need the wii version:) thanks!
christinbanda@yahoo.com

Sherry R said...

My favorite is Monkey Match! And we would prefer the Wii.

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Sherry R said...

I’m a subscriber.

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Amanda said...

For the Wii please. The monkey match looks fun.

vboackle said...

monkey match.

robt6 said...

My favorite is Monkey Match, enter me please.

Lisa C said...

Penguin Capers looks like fun! Would love to win the Wii game!

Lisa C said...

Im a subscriber.

Summermouse said...

Monkey Match looks fun!

Bonnie in FL said...

I'd love it for the Wii
Penguin Capers looks like lots of fun but so do all the others

Think about it said...

Monkey Match fOR US

s8r8l33 said...

My son and I would love to play either Monkey Match or Penguin Capers for Wii.

dawns41 said...

My pick is Penguin Capers! Wii version Please.
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dawn0124 said...

Rites of Passage is the mini-game I would like to play from Madagascar 2.

If I win, please send the game for Wii.

dawn0124[at]gmail[dot]com

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