We’ve had the chance to review a new Wii game “Chipwrecked” based off the new Alvin & the Chipmunks movie Chipwrecked.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when we first got the game. It’s a sort of sing-along and dance-along game. Imagine DDR without the mats! You get to choose which chipmunk you want to be, your favorite songs (and there’s some pretty cool ones to choose from- see list below) and then 3 of the chipmunks will appear on the screen to sing the song and dance.
Your job is to mimic the dance moves the chipmunks do. You get scored on your ability to do the moves and pass off certain moves.
The words to the song also go across the top in a sort of Karaoke fashion so you can sing along with them if you so desire.
I had fun watching my 10 year old daughter play this game. As much as I love her, she is not coordinated when it comes to dancing, and she still managed to pass of quite a few of the moves!
This would be a great game for a workout, or just for family fun.
Here’s some official info on the game:
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is a full-body motion-based dance experience on Kinect for Xbox 360 and Wii™ that is fun for all ages. Players can choose to dance to multiple routines as their favorite ‘Munk (Alvin, Simon, and Theodore) or Chipette (Brittany, Eleanor, and Jeanette), while earning more points if they can dance on the beat. In addition, players who fill their “Munk Power” meter are then able to perform ultra-cool dance moves that electrify the crowd.
“A terrific soundtrack and dynamic play mechanic puts players right on stage with The Chipmunks and The Chipettes in an experience that continues the storyline of the upcoming blockbuster movie,” said Jesse Sutton, CEO, Majesco Entertainment. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked delivers a fun and engaging full-featured experience that is perfect for the entire family to enjoy.”
The game is based on the forthcoming Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwreckedmovie in theaters December 16th, which finds the trio vacationing aboard a luxury cruise liner until they become ‘chipwrecked’ on a remote island. The Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked video game continues the story with an around-the-world journey that has the ‘Munks visiting six tropical locations inspired by the movie. While dancing as the playable Chipmunks or The Chipettes, players perform more than 50 different dance moves to excite the crowd while rocking out to 30 of the greatest Chipmunk tunes that all generations can enjoy together.
“The music of Alvin and the Chipmunks has always been a great way for families to come together, and a huge high note for the blockbuster film franchise,” said Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is the perfect vehicle for fans to become immersed in the energetic, musical world of The Chipmunks leading up to the film’s release next month.”
Full Music Track List Includes:
All Day and All of the Night
Bring It On
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
I Fought The Law
Just Like Heaven
Kids In America
Life Is A Highway
Love Shack (w/ The Chipettes)
Oh Pretty Woman
Only Want to Be With You
Play That Funky Music Chipmunk
Shake Your Groove Thing
The Chipmunk Song
Turn the Beat Around (w/ The Chipettes)
Video Killed the Radio Star
Walkin’ On The Sun
We’re the Chipmunks (Deetown Remix)
You Really Got Me
You Spin Me ‘Round
Developed by Behaviour Interactive, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is rated E10+ and now available on Kinect for Xbox 360 for a suggested retail price of $39.99, and on Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ for a suggested retail price of $29.99.