|Muppets Party Cruise|
|Platform(s)||GameCube, PlayStation 2|
PlayStation 2
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.
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, Animal, Fozzie, Gonzo 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, 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.
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.