A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The high-school students act in inappropriate ways, from racing cars to cheating during sports events.
Positive Role Models
This game emulates high-school relationships. It is generally a light-hearted romp that pokes fun at stereotypical "bad boys" and "bad girls," including behaviors such as illegal street racing and being part of a gang.
Ease of Play
Onscreen instructions are provided for each mini-game which are important to read, since some activities can be confusing. The games are scored, but there is no minimum score needed to advance in the story mode.
Violence & Scariness
There is competition between characters that involves pushing, wrestling, hitting another player with a basketball and cars crashing into one another. No one is hurt in these escapades, and the point is to gain the upper hand in the competitions. There is no blood spilled and no damage to characters.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
This game focuses on a relationship between high-school seniors Sandy and Danny. Themes of jealousy are minor but present, and the game's story mode centers on Danny winning back Sandy.
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Mild language is blocked on screen when songs play in sing-along fashion.
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Products & Purchases
This game mirrors and follows the movie's plot, complete with scenes from the motion picture. Without the movie, there would be no game.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Grease, based on the movie of the same name, has a story mode that can be completed by a single player in less than an hour. This is a very short and surprisingly repetitious game. It mirrors the central themes of the movie, including dating and jealousy, as well as cheating in activities to achieve goals. Some of the mini-games involve a modicum of violence, but no characters are shown to be seriously hurt. Multiplayer requires multiple Wii remotes.
Is It Any Good?
This game is very short and won't be much of a challenge for more experienced gamers. The music is fun and the clips from the movie are nice, but the mini-games are a bit repetitious. Players will end up doing the same matching motions in several of the games, which essentially is mirroring a string of motions or commands shown onscreen with the remote commands. Songs play in the background and the games use the song's timing with iconic characters from the movie singing and dancing to the recognizable themes, but some of these motion-matching games just seem to drone on. The only break from this is when the game moves to a sports-themed mini-game or a car race. Even as a party game, Grease will have limited appeal.
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