Alvin and the Chipmunks (video game)

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Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks Cover.png
Nintendo DS cover featuring Alvin (right), Simon (left), and Theodore (center).
Developer(s) Sensory Sweep Studios
Publisher(s) Brash Entertainment
Fox Interactive
Distributor(s) 20th Century Fox
Regency Enterprises
Platform(s) Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)

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  • USA: December 4, 2007
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  • PAL: December 7, 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 game by the short-lived video game publisher 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 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-2000s cartoons.

A second installment, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, was released on December 1, 2009 to coincide with the release of the film of the same name.

Plot[edit]

The Chipmunks play various venues. Each venue is unlocked once a trio-set of songs have been completed. The back cover states that the Chipmunks are doing this to save their favorite music club.[2]

Reception[edit]

Platform Aggregator Score Reviews
Wii
GameRankings
37
2[3]
Wii
Metacritic
31
3[4]
PS2
GameRankings
42
2[5]
PS2
Metacritic
35
3[6]
Windows
GameRankings
39
1[7]
Windows
Metacritic
39
1[8]
NDS
GameRankings
45
0[9]
NDS
Metacritic
45
1[10]

The game received generally negative reviews. GameRankings gave the game a 37/100 for the Wii version based on 2 reviews, a 42/100 for the PS2 version 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. ^ "Scan of back cover". 
  3. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks Reviews (Wii)". GameRankings. Archived from the original on 5 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks (wii: 2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  5. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks Reviews (PS2)". GameRankings. Archived from the original on 13 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  6. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks (ps2: 2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  7. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks Reviews (Windows)". GameRankings. Archived from the original on 5 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  8. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks (pc: 2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 18 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  9. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks Reviews (DS)". GameRankings. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  10. ^ "Alvin and the Chipmunks (ds: 2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 14 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 

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