ACTIVISION'S MADAGASCAR: OPERATION PENGUIN MARCHES INTO RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE
Santa Monica, CA â November 7, 2005 â The crafty penguins from the DreamWorks Animation film âMadagascarâ are taking their antics to Game BoyÂ® Advance in MadagascarÃ: Operation Penguin from Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). The new side-scrolling action adventure game casts players as âPrivateâ the Penguin, a daredevil zoo escapee on his way to Antarctica and the exotic island of Madagascar. Through 18 mission-based chapters, players utilize inventive secret agent gadgets and conquer a host of challenging tasks.
Developed by Vicarious Visions, Madagascar: Operation Penguin for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance is currently available in retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is rated âEâ (âEveryoneââ cartoon violence) by the ESRB.
In Madagascar: Operation Penguin players adventure through 18 mission-based chapters while battling enemies, collecting useful tools, scouting out danger and exploring new surroundings. With crazy contraptions and unique gadgets, such as a soda bottle jet pack or hamburger wrapper parachute, players can break free from the confines of the zoo as well as master moves like karate chops while trying to escape enemies such as foosa, birds, rats, porcupines, baboons, snakes, walruses, crocodiles and lemmings. Film favorites Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo each get their own special level in Madagascar: Operation Penguin.
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