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Madagascar (PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox)

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Title Screen

Madagascar

Developer: Toys for Bob
Publisher: Activision
Platforms: GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Released in JP: August 11, 2005
Released in US: May 24, 2005
Released in EU: June 30, 2005


DevMessageIcon.png This game has a hidden developer message.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.


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Madagascar is a game based on the original Madagascar movie. In case that wasn't clear already.

Unused Music

A slightly compressed version of Frank Sinatra's "Summer Wind" can be found in files for Shuffleboard. Likely a placeholder track for the pool board.

A shortened version of Pigbag's "Orangutango" can be found in the files for Marty to the Rescue. Song was later used in the game's sequel.

Unused Voice Clips

In KingOfNY, there's this clip of Marty would've played after collecting all 3 Power Cards. Filename also suggests that Power Cards were originally Power Stones.

In KingOfNY, there's an unused Marty hint about Monkey Coins.

In KingOfNY, there's a placeholder pigeon clip for the pigeon cutscene.

In KingOfNY, there's another placeholder pigeon clip for the pigeon cutscene.

In KingOfNY, there's a placeholder Marty hint for roaring during the Alex ring game.

In KingOfNY, there's a placeholder Ostrich clip for the Ostrich cutscene.

In KingOfNY, there's a placeholder Skipper clip for a scrapped line for the fishing cutscene.

In KingOfNY, there's an unused Skipper hint for getting keys during the fishing game.

In KingOfNY, there's an unused Skipper hint for getting yellow fish during the fishing game.

In KingOfNY, there's a placeholder Skipper hint for getting a soda can during the fishing game.

In KingOfNY, there's a placeholder Marty clip for a line for the closing cutscene.

In KingOfNY, there's a placeholder Marty clip for introducing the Zoo Hunter.

In KingOfNY, there's a another placeholder Marty clip for introducing the Zoo Hunter.

Sound Effects

Early version of the Power Card jingle found in the files for Marty's Escape.

Development Messages

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Many of the scripts in this game have developer comments with them to specify what code has what function. While there's way too much to document here, here are some of the interesting bits.

Comment(s) Level Notes
ED DG - If I have a mango in my hand, I better damn well get rid of it! Any level where you can throw Mangoes This message is above the code where Alex throws the mangoes (and thus gets rid of them). "DG" likely refers to designer Daniel Gerstein, and "ED" remains unidentified.
GF - We need to turn these suckers on before we can calculate their widths None (general files) "Suckers" seems to be referring to button prompts. It's currently unknown who "GF" is.
HERE IS THE PROBLEM! None (general files) Found within code for "Generic Slider Menu Sprites".
I AM TOBY'S UNCOMMENTED MASS OF DEFINITIONS None (general files) Likely referring to Toby Schadt, the lead designer.
DG - You can't trust anyone nowadays

Someone stole dishwashing detergent from my car
I mean, come on

Marty's Escape Those darn kids.
okay, enough of this crap - ATTACK! Save the Lemurs! Referring to the Foosas. This was snuck in after correcting errors in the "hurt" values.
Player beat first segment - this is a sucky way to do it but oh well. Final Battle The way the cutscene was animated didn't seem to satisfy the animator.
THE BPM CHANGES HERE... AW SHIT Lemur Rave This message is above the code which increases the song's BPM and when the button commands come in faster.
HOLY SHIT - JUICY SWEET JUICY SWEET JUICY SWEET Lemur Rave "Juicy Sweet" is a point bonus you can receive during the level if 100% "Perfect" is achieved.
(FRED STOPPED MY MUSICAL TRAIN OF THOUGHT) Lemur Rave Possibly referring to Fred Ford, the technical director.

Cutscene Identifiers

For the game's cutscenes, each separate camera shot is given an identifier to specify what it is. While most are simple descriptions, some of them are quite amusing.

Melman - we're fucked

This is for Melman's last line of dialogue for the ending cutscene in N.Y. Street Chase . He actually says "Guys, hey, uh, I hope those needles have been sterilized."

longer shot of marty looking at his ass

This is used in the ending after Marty lands on the Foosa boss...just before he talks to the latter's rear end. It should be noted that there are two versions of the animation for this cutscene, both with this same identifier.

melman my immune system blah blah I'm a wuss

Used for the ending when Melman says "My immune system is started to get used to the indigenous bacteria in all of your fur!"

skipper antarctica SUCKS

This is used for the game's ending when Skipper says "Antarctica; nothing but a bunch of ice!" It definitely gets the point across.