Alvin and the Chipmunks (video game)

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Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks Cover.png
Cover art (Nintendo DS version)
Developer(s) Sensory Sweep Studios
Publisher(s) Brash Entertainment
Fox Interactive
Platform(s) Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) December 4, 2007
Genre(s) Rhythm
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Alvin and the Chipmunks is a video game based on the film of the same name. The game was released on December 4, 2007 and was the first release by short-lived video game company Brash Entertainment.[1] It follows The Chipmunks as they play their way from small venues (such as a high school prom or a civic center) to massive crowds at Burning Munk and ultimately Rockathonapalooza. The soundtrack features 40 popular songs, including "All the Small Things" by Blink-182, "It's Tricky" by Run-D.M.C., and "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley. The gameplay itself is similar to other rhythm games such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Jason Lee reprised his role as David Seville in the story cutscenes while Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Janice Karman reprise their roles from the 1980s-2000's cartoons.

A second installment video game Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel was released on December 1, 2009 to coincide with the release of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. It is played in a similar way, playing at various venues around the world. Now some venues allow players to play as The Chipettes (female Chipmunks who appear in The Squeakquel).

Story[edit]

The Chipmunks play various venues. Each venue is unlocked once a trio-set of songs have been completed. The DS cover states that the Chipmunks are doing this to save their favourite music club.

Dream Sequence[edit]

Prom[edit]

Mall[edit]

Treehouse[edit]

Civic Center[edit]

Ski Resort[edit]

Painted Desert[edit]

Forest Arena[edit]

Rock-A-Thon-A-Palooza[edit]

Locked (Wii Version Only)[edit]

Locked (Wii/DS/PC Version)[edit]

Locked (PS2 Version)[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Platform Aggregator Score Reviews
Wii
Game Rankings
37
2[2]
Wii
Metacritic
31
3[3]
PS2
Game Rankings
42
2[4]
PS2
Metacritic
35
3[5]
Windows
Game Rankings
39
1[6]
Windows
Metacritic
39
1[7]
NDS
Game Rankings
45
0[8]
NDS
Metacritic
45
1[9]

Just like the film, the game received generally negative reviews. Game Rankings gave the game a 37/100 for the Wii based on 2 reviews, a 42/100 for the PS2 based on 2 reviews, a 39/100 based on 1 review, and a 45/100 for the DS version without any reviews.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fritz, Ben (2007-11-12). "Brash leaps on 'Jumper'". Variety. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks Reviews (Wii)". Game Rankings. Archived from the original on 5 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  3. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks (wii: 2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks Reviews (PS2)". Game Rankings. Archived from the original on 13 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  5. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks (ps2: 2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  6. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks Reviews (Windows)". Game Rankings. Archived from the original on 5 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  7. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks (pc: 2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 18 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  8. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks Reviews (DS)". Game Rankings. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  9. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks (ds: 2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 14 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 

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