Get ready to brave the icy cold glacial games in Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games, from Activision Publishing Inc. Developed by Behavior Interactive, Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games is the video game extension of the upcoming fourth installment of the Ice Age franchise, Ice Age: Continental Drift, where gamers of all ages can use teamwork or go head-to-head as Manny, Sid, Diego and their furry friends in motion controlled competition that’s fun for the whole family. Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games is in stores this summer on the Wii™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS™ and DS™ hand-held systems, and Kinect™ for Xbox 360® from Microsoft.
When their island is set adrift in the midst of continental upheaval, Manny and the herd encounter a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates with a secret treasure. Having trouble deciding on how to split the treasure evenly, they collectively decide to settle the problem through a series of off-the-wall sporting events including ski jumping, ice smashing, and glacial hopping. Ultimately, the winner of the most events will be entitled to the prize. As the prehistoric games begin, players must side with Manny and the herd, or the seafaring pirates to determine the fate of the riches.
“The Ice Age franchise has created such a strong connection with fans across the globe. When the next chapter arrives in theaters we wanted to create a product that allows fans to immerse themselves in new worlds with new characters,” said Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products. “Activision has created a great game that we’re confident will extend the fan experience and truly augment the film in a fun and exciting way.”
We were excited to be able to check out Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games! Since it is a 2-player game, my 13 and 8 year old sons competed against each other. I watched while they were playing and thought it looked pretty fun! The games was comprised of several mini games which was great for my 8-year-old because he hates getting stuck on the same level which happens in most of his other games. Here is what my 13-year-old thought…
“Usually games based off of movies or TV shows aren’t very exciting to me when I play them, however, Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games was something else! This game was different than most of my other Wii games; it has tons of exciting mini games. I also loved that, if you are playing alone, you can challenge yourself in the mini games to get a high score and medals. This game also has a fun story mode which my little brother loved. It has hilarious clips to go along with the mini games. My favorite was the exciting tournament mode which tests your skills against the computer or your friends. My brother and I had a lot of fun playing this game, and I can’t wait to see what Activision will make next!”
Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games can be purchased on Amazon or you local Walmart or Target. It retails for $29.99. For more information on Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games please visit Activision, and for more information on the feature film head over to Ice Age the Movie. The game is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB.
Disclosure: I received Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other manner. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.