Happy Feet
PAL region cover art for the Nintendo DS
Developer(s)Artificial Mind and Movement
Publisher(s)Midway Games
Platform(s)Wii, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows
Release
November 14, 2006
  • GameCube, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows
    • NA: November 15, 2006
    • EU: November 24, 2006
    • AU: November 30, 2006
    Wii
    • NA: November 19, 2006
    • PAL: December 8, 2006
Genre(s)Action-adventure
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Happy Feet is an action-adventure game based on the comedy movie of the same name. It was released in 2006 by Midway (publisher) and A2M (developer) for the PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Wii, and Microsoft Windows. Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Elizabeth Daily, Dee Bradley Baker, and Carlos Alazraqui all reprise their voice roles from the film.

Gameplay

The console versions (for PlayStation 2, GameCube, Wii, and Microsoft Windows) feature 3 different modes: a dancing mode which simulates Dance Dance Revolution with the player pushing the button in response to arrows on the screen, a fishing mode in which the player collects pebbles and shrimp as well as air bubbles in order to breathe, and a belly-sledding mode where the player sleds and collects the number of fish needed, sleds to beat a given time or races another character down the hill. In the Nintendo DS version of the game, the rhythm sequences use gameplay mechanics similar to those in Elite Beat Agents, though greatly simplified.

The game also features each of these modes for two players. In the dancing and swimming games, the players compete with each other, while cooperating with each other in the multi-player belly-sledding mode. The game features songs not in the film, such as "Shake Your Booty" from KC and the Sunshine Band for when Mumble hatches, and "I Will Survive" from Gloria Gaynor sung by Gloria when Mumble and her break up. These are for the dance modes of the game.[1]

Cast

Reception

The PC version of the game received moderate to poor ratings. The GameCube, PS2, Wii, and DS versions got mixed ratings. The Game Boy Advance version got mixed to positive ratings.

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References

  1. ^ A2M (2006) Happy Feet Manual
  2. ^ "Aggregate score for GBA". GameRankings.
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  5. ^ "Aggregate score for Wii". Game Rankings.
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  9. ^ "Aggregate score for Wii". Metacritic.
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  11. ^ "PS2 review". GameSpot.
  12. ^ "GameCube review". Gamespot.
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  14. ^ "GBA review". Gamespot.
  15. ^ "Wii review". GameSpot.
  16. ^ "DS review". Gamespot.
  17. ^ "PS2 review". IGN.
  18. ^ "Wii review". IGN. Archived from the original on 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2008-08-22.
  19. ^ "PC review". IGN.
  20. ^ "DS review". IGN.
  21. ^ "GBA review". IGN.