Muppets Party Cruise
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PlayStation 2 cover art
Developer(s)Mass Media Inc.
Publisher(s)TDK Mediactive
SeriesThe Muppets
Platform(s)GameCube, PlayStation 2
ReleaseNintendo GameCube
  • NA: November 11, 2003
PlayStation 2[citation needed]
  • NA: November 13, 2003
  • PAL: April 16, 2004
Genre(s)Party game
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Muppets Party Cruise is a party video game released in 2003 by Mass Media Inc. for the PlayStation 2 and GameCube consoles. The game takes place on a cruise ship called the Muppet's Party Cruise. The currency is party favors when unlocking stuff from the menu, but during gameplay players use cruise credits.[1][2]

This was the Muppets' last video game, before the franchise was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2004.

Gameplay

Muppets Party Cruise has 6 playable characters: Kermit, Piggy, Animal, Fozzie, Gonzo, and Pepe. As well as 6 non-playable characters: Staler and Waldorf, Rowlf, Rizzo, Swedish Chef, Sam the Eagle, Bunsen, and Beaker. 30 mini-games, 15 of which the player has to unlock.[3] And 5 levels: The Engine Room, Crew's Quarters, Quality Cabins, Star Suites, and Royal Staterooms. Players also have the choice between a long cruise and short cruise

In long cruise the players can freely roam around on a tiled cruise ship. They roll at the start of their round and can only go that set number of spaces. Around the walls of the cruise ship there are doors; entering the blue, red, or green ones start multiplayer mini-games (this is referenced in the Muppet's Party Rap), and entering the yellow ones reward the players with lottery-style one player games, in which the player may win more cruise credits. When a player wins a mini-game accessed via a red, blue, or green door, they receive a party favor of that color. When one player gets enough party favors the game is over and the total party favors collected by all of the players gets added to the save's balance, which can unlock mini-games.[4]

In short cruise the first player may select a mini-game for everyone to compete in, but no party favors are won.

Story

Several famous Muppet characters are off on a long-awaited long cruise. Unfortunately for them, the magnificent Muppets find themselves stuck on the bottom deck of the boat. They develop a plan to get out, however, in which they set up fun mini-games in their cabins to earn party favors. Players use the party favors to unlock mini-games and battle their way up five decks, eventually leading to First Class.

Reception

The game received "average" reviews, according to video game review score aggregator Metacritic.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Jim Henson's Muppets Party Cruise for GameCube (2003)".
  2. ^ "Muppets Party Cruise Review - PlayStation 2".
  3. ^ "Muppets Party Cruise Review".
  4. ^ "PS2 Review - 'Muppets Party Cruise'".
  5. ^ "Muppets Party Cruise Critic Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 31, 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)