Though the in-game models aren't quite at the level of detail as those seen in the feature film, each character comes off full of enough life and personality to make them stand apart (even the similar-looking penguins). The game's locations aren't all that bad either. From the quiet after-hours Central Park Zoo, to the hustle and bustle of downtown New York all the way to the thick jungles of Africa -- each level has a unique enough feel to it that lets you know exactly where your characters are sneaking, dodging or hovering around.
Though the game doesn't boast the big names from the movie like Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Cedric the Entertainer -- the complementing voice actors do a fairly good job of impersonating the big screen vocals. As for the other sounds of Madagascar, each location has it's own feel that was not only brought out by the visuals, but the combination of music and sound effects that were constantly going on. New York's high energy music was coupled with the honking and traffic sounds to make you feel like you really were Melman the Giraffe trying to make your way down the Big Apple's busy streets.