Happy Feet is an immersive adventure game
filled with song and dance that puts the player in the “tap shoes” of
Mumble, a young penguin born into a nation of singing Emperor Penguins.
Unfortunately, Mumble can’t sing a note...but he can tap dance something
fierce! Mumble’s inability to find his “Heart-Song” means that he can
never truly belong, or more importantly, win the affection of his
beloved Gloria, one of the most sought-after penguins in the nation.
Following the general storyline of the
film, the player will be able to experience life from the point of view
of Mumble; in exploration, music, dance and interaction with the friends
and enemies of the penguin’s world. You will become Mumble from fluffy
toddler to confident adult as you belly-slide, kick, break, swim and
dash through the enormity of Antarctica.
The playful and lively music soundtrack
complements the exciting rhythm matching game play and two-player
dance-off competitions. Mumble will leave the colony an outcast, but
return a hero, using his unique toe-tapping talent to save the Emperor
Happy Feet is the
latest movie to console game that is based on the yet to be released
children's movie of the same name. The premise behind Happy Feet (as the
title suggests) is simple, explore, dance and fight your way through the
Antarctic wastelands in an attempt for the hero Mumble to not only learn
how to sing but also win the heart of Gloria. Unfortunately for Mumble,
things are not always what they seem and when made an outcast, Mumble
goes on a wondrous journey to became the hero and savior of the
Experience life as the accidentally
charming Mumble! Your goal is to win the heart of Gloria and save
the Emperor Nation. Step into Mumble’s happy feet starting with his
tap dancing birth, his harrowing escape from a hungry leopard seal,
his fiesta-filled friendship with the Adelie Amigos and finally to
his climactic encounter with humankind.
Tap Dance to distract enemies and woo
Gloria! Face off against different opponents to unlock new areas and
earn new dance moves.
Playful and lively soundtrack of music
in the memorable styles from the film including rock, disco and
country allows for exciting rhythm matching game play. Dance
encounters with memorable characters like Lovelace and Gloria while
collecting songs to create a custom soundtrack.
Belly-slide, kick, break, swim and dash
through the enormity of Antarctica. With Mumble’s sleek and
aerodynamic penguin form, navigate the sometimes perilous but
beautiful tundra in water and on land.
Multi-player Family Mode features
two-player dance-off competitions, rhythm matching swimming
challenges and belly-sledding action.
Faithful to the film. Experience your
favorite environments and characters from the film. NPCs include
Memphis, Norma Jean, Lovelace, Adelie Amigos, Seymour, Noah the
Elder, Albatross, Elephant Seal and Ramon. Also, discover the reason
behind the shortage of fish!
Complete 28 missions in 5 different
locations to win the heart of Gloria.
Explore, belly slide and dance through
Emperorland, Adelieland, Land of the Elephant Seals, Forbidden
Shore/Whaling Station and the Zoo.
Character growth: Play as Mumble the
adorable fluffy toddler, the molting teen, and the confident young
adult with unique game play for each age.
Pick up collectibles such as fish,
snowflakes and trash to aid in your quest for a heart song. Collect
songs for the jukebox, snowflakes to unlock characters, grace notes
to correct your dance moves and turbo squid to boost your speed
while belly sledding.
gameplay of Happy Feet is your traditional arcade game where the player must
use a variety of penguin combinations such as belly-slide, kick, break
and swim to interact with the gaming environment. Although Mumble goes
on a variety of subquests, the player also has access to a very
entertaining two-player dance-off that will have the younger generation
of gamers yearning for more. The beauty of the gameplay of Happy Feet is
that our hero starts off as a cute fluffy penguin and as you progress
through the game, you eventually become an Emperor Penguin.
control system of Happy Feet is rather straightforward and it uses the
controller to its advantage with the analog sticks used to control this
entertaining creature through the gaming environment. Combat is also
quite straightforward and will not be too difficult for the inexperienced gamer. However for those older gamers, they may need to
find their challenges elsewhere.
Graphically, Happy Feet is quite impressive on the PlayStation 2 that
uses a wide gamut of special effects that really make the player think
that they are watching the movie of the same name. The characters,
backgrounds and the lot have been professionally recreated into one
entertaining and graphically impressive title that from it's colour
scheme has been designed for the younger gamer and to impress!
sound effects in Happy Feet feature a variety of sound bites from the
Hollywood blockbuster and the original musical score that is sure to
have gamers of all ages dancing. The voice acting ranges from excellent to
amusing as the actors try to give their own unique spin on the
characters that they play.
conclusion, Happy Feet is an entertaining and simplistic arcade game
that younger players will have hours upon hours of fun with some great
replay value with the two-player games. Great graphics, a sturdy gaming
engine and an immersive storyline, this might be a definite for the
Christmas wish list!