Muppets Party Cruise
Developer(s)Mass Media
SeriesThe Muppets
Platform(s)GameCube, PlayStation 2
  • NA: November 11, 2003
PlayStation 2[citation needed]
  • NA: November 13, 2003
  • PAL: April 16, 2004
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Muppets Party Cruise is a party video game developed by Mass Media for the PlayStation 2 and GameCube and released in November 2003. The currency is party favors that are accrued by unlocking additional party games 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.


Muppets Party Cruise has six playable characters: Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal and Pepe, and six non-playable characters: Statler and Waldorf, Rowlf, Rizzo, Swedish Chef, Sam the Eagle, Bunsen and Beaker. The game contains 30 mini-games, 15 of which the player must unlock,[3] and five levels: the Engine Room, Crew's Quarters, Quality Cabins, Star Suites and Royal Staterooms. Players may also choose between a long and short cruise.

In "long cruise" mode, players may freely roam a tiled cruise ship. They roll a die at the start of each round and may advance that number of spaces. Around the walls of the cruise ship are doors; entering the blue, red or green doors starts multiplayer mini-games, and entering the yellow doors rewards the player 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, the player receives a party favor of that color. When a player accumulates enough party favors, the game is over and the total party favors collected by all players are added to the saved balance, which can unlock mini-games.[4]

In "short cruise" mode, the first player may select a mini-game in which everyone will compete, but no party favors are won.


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


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  3. ^ "Muppets Party Cruise Review". December 2003. Archived from the original on 2018-11-15. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  4. ^ "PS2 Review - 'Muppets Party Cruise'". Archived from the original on 2018-11-15. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
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