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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The Chipmunks and their fellow singing rodents, the Chipettes, are supportive fans of one another.
Positive Role Models
The Chipmunks are amiable and inoffensive (unless you despise their music). They are also supportive friends.
Ease of Play
The controls are pretty simple to learn, and while the difficulty ramps up quite a bit from the game's beginning to end, it happens at a gradual enough pace to allow players to catch up with it.
Violence & Scariness
In one mini game, Theodore -- in a bubble -- can get "hit" by the lines on a graphic equalizer, which will make him say "Ow."
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Products & Purchases
The game is based on the new movie of the same name, and features songs from the film.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this music rhythm game based on the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie sequel, is best enjoyed by kids who really like the soundtrack from the film. The Chipmunks' music is really all there is to the game, and anyone without that very particular musical taste will likely be bored. Parents should know, though, that if their children are big Chipmunks fans and really want to play the game, there is nothing problematic or objectionable about the content.
Is It Any Good?
When adapting a movie about a musical group, like Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, it makes sense to use a rhythm game format. But there's simply not enough variety in swinging the Wii controllers in different directions to the beat of each new song. The fact that the helium-voiced Chipmunks make most of their songs sound the same doesn't help either. Three mini-games -- which pop up in the middle of songs -- add a little variety, until they too become repetitive. It would help to at least see the Chipmunks doing some different dance moves to each song, but we don't. And there's a limit to how many times you can hear Alvin tell you you've earned "an A for Awesome!" Even the story scenes that occur between tour stops feel like the same conversation over and over -- and they're depicted with still pictures, not animation. You can't help but feel that developers behind this game just didn't feel like trying very hard.
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