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Video Game / Madagascar Kartz

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Madagascar Kartz is a Mascot Racer spinoff of the Madagascar franchise, featuring characters and tracks from the first two movies. One day, Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman decided to hold a race around the jungle, only to catch King Julian's interest. Enthralled with the concept of speed, Julian decides to hold a tournament to determine who's the fastest. That's the plot.

Madagascar Kartz features examples of:

  • Achievement System: To compensate for the system's lack of innate trophies/achievements like the PS3/Xbox 360 versions have, the Wii version instead awards in-game badges for completing specific conditions that function exactly like the trophies/achievements on other systems.
  • Bubblegloop Swamp: Shrek's swamp is a swampy, muddy track.
  • Comeback Mechanic: In the Move It! Move It! mode, if you get too far away from the disco ball, you will get an automatic speed boost to help you catch up with the other racers.
  • Guest Fighter: In addition to the Madagascar characters you'd expect, Kartz also features fellow Dreamworks Animation characters Shrek and B.O.B. as unlockable racers. Both characters also have tracks from their respective movies to race on.
  • Jack of All Stats: Alex has well-rounded stats across the board.
  • Jungle Japes: Shark Beach and Foosa Rocks take place in Madagascar itself.
  • Mascot Racer: The game has the cast of Madagascar as well as Shrek and B.O.B. as guest racers. It uses tracks and power ups typical of the genre.
  • Mighty Glacier: Gloria, Shrek and King Julian all have poor acceleration, but high speed.
  • Secret Character: The Chimps, King Julian, Shrek and B.O.B. can only be unlocked by completing each of the three cups on the four speed classes available.
  • Sidelined Protagonist Crossover: Monsters vs. Aliens is represented with B.O.B. instead of Ginormica, the actual main protagonist of the movie.
  • Spell My Name With An S: For some reason, King Julien’s name is spelled King Julian in this game.
  • Standard Alien Spaceship: Gallaxhar's mothership is a sleek, technological spaceship with lots of tunnels and lasers.