Game Vortex writes: "Although the polygonal models of your favorite "wild" animals and their enemies have been dumbed down a bit for the Nintendo DS, Activision's Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa still looks great on the small screen. The star animals have a decent representation to their big-screen counterparts, and their animations, although basic, work well for this type of platforming game.
The environments look decent as well. Although each level is quite linear in nature, all of the objects look as they should and are easily described as you see them, unlike some other DS titles that I have played. Whether it be the terrain, the foliage, or the miscellaneous objects that populate the world, all environmental elements have a quality to them consistent with the visual style of the films."