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Also on:PS2, DS
GF Rating
3.8

423 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
1

Horrible

Waste Of Time

posted by lazipcode (LOS ANGELES, CA) Apr 21, 2008

Member since Mar 2008

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Bad execution. Simple games can still be fun if they make sense. First impressions make you think you'll be moving to the rhythm of the songs. Maybe get the feeling of playing the drums or something. Not so. Your only task is to move the controllers as floating stars pass over their targets. But they don't even go with the beat of the song. This is more evident with video mode where I picked a slow song and Alvin was jumping all over the stage like he was throwing down heavy metal. Seems like this game was rushed for movie marketing purposes only.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

i haated it

posted by ppostar (WESTMINSTER, CO) Sep 29, 2008

Member since Feb 2007

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

ok i dont say this about alot of games but this one is really bad

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Not bad but controls hamper it

posted by AwesomeAJ1 (NATCHITOCHES, LA) Apr 7, 2008

Member since May 2005

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

First off I just want to say that I love the Chipmunks. I've loved the Chipmunks for as long as I can remember. I was in the mood for some Chipmunks music so I rented this game.

Music--
I'd definitely have to give the music selection a 10 in my book. The songs are great and they sound good coming from the Chipmunks. The music is this game's redeeming quality. It also doesn't hurt that the Chipmunk's voices are done by the VAs that did the cartoon.

Gameplay--
As in all music games you have to hit (or as in this game, swing) a button at a certain time in the rhythem of the music. Well the problem with this game is, they decided to stick the button icons in the four corners of the TV. Unless you have a really tiny TV screen, you won't be able to see all four corners of the screen and thus you will be missing quite a few notes. The controls are also clunky. The bottom two corners use the nunchuck and the Remote and when the icons match up, you swing eiter the remote or nunchuck. Well the top two corners use B + Remote and C + Nunchuck, and there are times it doesn't recongnize that you are holding down the button so when you swing, it thinks you are trying to do the bottom two. If it wasn't for the fact that the game is crazy easy, then it would be almost completely broken.

Overall, I would say that it's a good rental. When things are working, the game is a lot of fun.

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