Grease is the word... and now it's the game.

by: Ben Berry -
More On: Grease: The Game
Oh, brother.

There are times when I feel like we have seen the bottom of the barrel when it comes to game ideas. I mean, how hard is it to own real hamsters that you need a game like Petz: Hamsterz, let alone Petz: Hamsterz 2.

But as seems to happen on a regular basis, I am proven wrong. Today, we got word that someone (505 Games) is making Grease: The Game. Didn't these folks see the movie Grease 2? I understand someone maybe making a slot machine out of this title, but 55 year old women don't seem like a target market, even for the Wii. I'm not sure who they're targeting for the DS and DSi, but there must be some niche market they feel they can make money off of.

I'm going to do my best to reserve judgement. I like music games, and this movie is full of classic songs., I just can't see how this will work. Who knows, maybe they'll be a mini-game where you get to make fun of Frankie Vali for wearing such tight pants. That'd certainly be worth the purchase price alone.
Get Ready for Summer Lovin' - 505 Games Reveals Gameplay Details for Grease: The Game

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - May 27, 2010 - Get ready to step back in time to the fabulous '50s in this upcoming exciting dancing/singing party game that evokes everything that you remember about the Paramount Pictures iconic film "Grease." 505 Games is pleased to announce details of the anticipated family-friendly titles for the Nintendo Wii™ and DS/DSi. Inspired by the timeless movie,Grease: The Game delivers an active and exciting interactive experience that will ignite Grease fever among both new and lifelong fans.  

This multi-player game allows up to two USB Nintendo compatible microphones and the Wii Balance Board™, for up to eight players to compete in two teams for musical domination at Rydell High in Party Mode. Grease: The Game is loaded with fun mini-games that let players sing the movie's iconic songs, dance the hand jive hop, race down Thunder Road and have fun at the Rydell Graduation carnival with Frenchie, Kenickie, Rizzo and the rest of the T-Birds and Pink Ladies. In Story Mode, players can fix up Greased Lightnin' or try to win Sandy's affections with their funky dance moves. The game features 16 memorable song compositions from the movie that include "Summer Nights," "You're the One That I Want" and "Greased Lightnin'."
For DS and DSi players, Grease: The Game lets players dance their way through much loved movie moments, following Sandy and Danny on their high school journey. It offers a chronological story mode featuring 16 memorable song compositions and choreographed dance steps from the movie. Players can also use the camera function of the Nintendo DSi™ to get in the game by uploading their face to their favorite character. Unlockable items in the DS and DSi game include iconic costumes, songs and locations from the movie. Grease: The Game on DS/DSi also has multi-cart functionality and DSi download play.

"Grease: The Game brings the classic film to life as a video game for the very first time," said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games (U.S.).  "Packed with great graphics, an energetic soundtrack and fun mini-games, Grease: The Game is poised to create a whole new generation of fans who will love to play with the beloved characters from Rydell High."

Published by 505 Games under license from Paramount Digital Entertainment, Grease: The Game will be will be available in September 2010. Music, dancing, highlights from the movie and interactive mini games make this a must-have title for fun nights in with friends or family. Grease: The Game is not just a game for parties; it's a game that's an excuse for a party! 
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