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on March 9, 2016
Ice Age was purchased for my 6 year old daughter. She loves the movies and seems to have fun with the game without needing much help. It is just a series of short games, however I wish there was more to it.
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~Gameplay~
The game starts out with 3 options, to begin a "new story", a "tournament" or just play in "free play".

Story Mode: This part of the game definitely plays off the characters of the new Continental Drift movie, with the villains in the game being pirates. There are short, 30 seconds or so, scenes between each of the missions/games where you watch a clip of dialogue between all the characters. Depending on if you are successful or not with the previous mission will determine which clip plays each time. The missions are arcade like games, which have an almost Ice Age Olympics feel to them. Skiing, sliding, bowling, tossing and other types of competitions, where you first compete, then the pirates team competes, and who ever has the highest score in the end wins. While the games may look simple, they take several tries to complete successfully. However while in story mode, you only have one shot at each competition, and which ever team has more wins in the end gets the treasure. There are 20 competitions, so the whole game can easily be completed (not necessarily won) in an hour.

Tournament Mode: Basically the same as Story Mode, only without the movie dialogue clips, and you play against someone else. It's the 2 person version of story mode. So you and someone else both get to compete against each other. You can either use 2 Wii controllers or you can share a single one by passing it back and forth.

Free Play: This mode gives you the chance to play any game in any order, and as many times as you would like to. There is no story or dialogue, just pick which competition you would like to play and begin.

~Controls~
You use a regular Wii remote for the game, however about 80% of the competitions you will be turning the remote sideways. It seems as though the game was designed more so for another gaming system, and then it was altered to work with the Wii remote. I find in many of the games the controls are a bit difficult, especially for what seems should be a very simple competition. Thankfully before each round, it is written on the screen and also verbally explained how you should hold the remote that round and what buttons to push for which action. This is the only good aspect of the game, since it is a great feature for kids too young yet to read.

~Graphics~
Not the best. Definitely not the graphics of a Mario Galaxy or Lego Star Wars game.

~Age range~
I'd say this is safe for all ages. The pirates aren't scary at all and the dialog is all appropriate. There's no double-meaning jokes or anything like that included. All the instructions for each game are spoken out-loud by a character in addition to being written and pictured on the screen, which is great for young kids who are not yet reading or at least at a level high enough to understand the words how they are written. If anything, I think this game is much better suited for young kids, about 8 years old and younger. The story is very simple and little kids will have no problem following what it going on, especially if they have seen the movie. However one doesn't need to have seen the film to be able to play it.

~Conclusion~
The game will most likely only appeal to very little kids. A person can go from beginning to end in less than an hour. It has some potential for replay-ability because the mini-games/competitions are such a challenge, you need to practice to win them. But truthfully, it's so boring, you're not likely to want to play it again. The graphics are lacking, but for a very young audience, that may not be an issue. Everything included in the game is all age appropriate, however most everyone age 10+ will probably find this game isn't as fun as other games out there are. My 11 year old son summed it up well with his comment after playing through the game..."That's it? That's the whole game?"
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on August 9, 2017
Great product
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on December 11, 2015
Bought it for my nephews. They like this game, but do not play it often.
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on January 4, 2015
Individual games seem to drag on, uninspiring
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on July 21, 2012
We pre-ordered this game, and my son (6 yrs old) was so excited. He loves the Ice Age games for PC and has played them over and over, especially Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. When Ice Age Continental Drift Wii arrived he was dancing around and couldn't wait to play it. After 15 minutes he turned it off. Made my heart hurt.
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on February 1, 2014
OK and works OK. 9 year old likes as his addition to his Nintendo Wii Collection. The Price was right.
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on February 11, 2015
A lot of the mini games are very similar. My daughter played it once and got bored of it
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on January 6, 2015
Great service and my Grandson love the game.
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on April 7, 2015
nice game great buy
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