The first Alvin and the Chipmunks game ever created has shipped today to North American retailers, just 10 days before the theatrical release of the new live-action film “Alvin and the Chipmunks” from Twentieth Century Fox
Alvin and the Chipmunks the game logically focuses on the Chipmunks’ musical abilities, which it does through rhythm-based gameplay. Players follow Alvin, Simon and Theodore on their latest mission to play during the battle of the bands event Rockathonapalooza. As the Chipmunks perform in each of the game’s musical levels (school proms, burning man, forest arenas and Rockathonapalooza), players are challenged to keep in rhythm with the music.
The Alvin and the Chipmunks video game features the Grammy award-winning “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late).” Alvin’s ditty about wanting a hula hoop (which was the hot new toy at the time) was released as part of a novelty record in the fall of 1958. The record went on to sell more than 4 million copies in seven weeks and spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
In addition to The Chipmunk Song, the game features 40 popular hits and cult favorites that parents and kids alike can play along to. These songs include chart-topping songs originally written by artists such as RUN-DMC, Boy George and Blink 182.