Crave lights fuse on Napoleon Dynamite game

Publisher to bring quirky comedy's frizzy-headed hero to the PlayStation Portable and DS.

Clearly, the source material is ripe with gaming possibilities.

Tater tots, ligers, unicorns, and the painfully awkward misadventures of a social outcast may not be as commonly seen in games as nitro boosts, assault rifles, and fatalities, but Crave Entertainment is doing its part to change that. Today the publisher announced that it will release the first games based on the 2004 cult hit film Napoleon Dynamite.

Very little is known about the project so far, as Crave only said it would feature a wealth of familiar faces, including Napoleon himself, Kip, Uncle Rico, Pedro, and Tina (the llama). The publisher did not give a release window for either game.

Napoleon Dynamite was director Jared Hess' feature film debut, but it is not the first of his efforts to be translated into a game. His follow-up to Napoleon Dynamite, 2006's Nacho Libre spawned a Nintendo DS game that was released last October.

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sonnyminchin
sonnyminchin

i absolutely loved the movie but how the hell can they turn it into a game

Tigerman950
Tigerman950

Well this game is obviously gonna suck. Let's just hope it doesn't do as bad as Nacho Libre did for the Nintendo DS. Also it'll add to the list of bad games on the PSP, so the release of this game is probably a mistake.

Myrkan
Myrkan

Well, I liked the movie, but like most others have said..."A Game?!?!!"

mamodoking
mamodoking

Some things should NEVER be made into a game.

DaClint91
DaClint91

How can u play Da NP? U watch him, that's it. That's why it's so stupid (funny).

SpaceNinjaDino
SpaceNinjaDino

A game based on any reasonable intellectual property has the possibility to be awesome. This is rarely the case, but there is still hope.

mov
mov

i am one of the rare people who appreciated this movie for what it was, but this makes no sense. they decided not to make a sequel for a reason, so wtf is this?

X_XSlashX_X
X_XSlashX_X

Man the movie was funny and awesome..This game will probaley kill that ... :-\

eddy_jr
eddy_jr

Ok pplz, prepare for another "WTF"!?! (Work time fun, that is) cuz' all I can imagine is a lot of stupid, senseless, repetitive mini-games, just like what the fu... I mean, work time fun. I expect "Kim Possible" games graphics, so, the game will really suck. Even if it has the graphs of a PS3, it will still suck, even more than, well, u know the one (wtf!!?!?!?) The point is, this game will probably only be good for little children who don't know anything about the potential of the psp. Either them, or bored gamerz who have homebrew-enabled their psps and will download their ISO's (my case). Anyway... point is, if u liked the Nacho Libre game, if u hated it, u'll hate this. And if u liked Napoleon Dynomite, u should die right now a slow and painful death. Eddy out!

dragonsama
dragonsama

This was a really stupid movie and it is going to make an even worse game!

Dante_Fox
Dante_Fox

Dear christ.... Who on earth thought this was even a plausible idea?

1yodsyo1
1yodsyo1

Rated G for ga- (you can fill in the last letter.)

vip_embryo
vip_embryo

"rated LAME" what a waste of bytes :@

R-Force
R-Force

What the heck?! COOL! :)

dannyabal85
dannyabal85

On Ign they reported its a fps with rts elements and its only coming out for ngage and game boy advance. This is tight time to clean the dust off my ngage.

Agreb91
Agreb91

A game, of Napoleon Dynamite? whats next?

LAZZOR
LAZZOR

The movie was the equivalent of a cinematic turd so therefore the game will be a digital turd. Good luck trying to sell this one Crave.

Esteban011487
Esteban011487

Please don't even try to make a game!. Leave the Movie alone!.

Jerrymiru
Jerrymiru

Um... no. I liked the movie, but a game?!? Waste of code...

Sikok93453
Sikok93453

Nacho Libre? Could be the game to un-seat Raw vs. Smackdown as the number 1 wrestling game... Stretchy Pants galore!

fireboy666
fireboy666

I liked the movie, but i'm having trouble figuring out how this could be turned into a game, and if it can, how can they make it not suck?

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I love the Napoleon Dynamite movie...but a game??? Man, it's probably gonna suck. *in the voice of Napoleon Dynamite* Gosh!

bboygamer89
bboygamer89

Nacho Libre couldve left the DS alone

GKBeetle
GKBeetle

they could make an awesome assembly of minigames. Games based on trying to figure out what is wrong with the cows, putting chickens into their correct cages, trying to get the perfect glamour shot, throwing fruit at Uncle Rico's van, a drawing game, riding unicorns, hunting ligers, hitting pinatas, training to be a cage fighter, a rhythm game to see how well you can make Napoleon dance, etc... Anybody who dismisses this game too quickly just doesn't have a good imagination. Not every game has to be a an epic quest.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

i bet this will be like any other movie to video game ..... but worse.

PelekotansDream
PelekotansDream

I hope its sorta like an adventure game like Broken Sword, Hotel Dusk etc. But instead of a very serious plot it has a quirky funny one.

niqpere
niqpere

what will be the point of the game to vote for pablo im confused o well

TensiNothing
TensiNothing

set up for a second movie.. but seriously a game? maybe its a drawing game.

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

DS just got NapoleOWNED! here's my take on this. WHY? PS DO NOT CLICK MY USERNAME

jwmakoto
jwmakoto

....why? Not only is a Napoleon Dynamite game a terrible idea, it's also about 3 years too late.

zsc4
zsc4

LOL, I'll easily pass on this one.

mikethemonkey
mikethemonkey

I've been waiting all my life for this game..Move over Soild Snake! Move over Mario! Move over Master Chief! Napoleon is in the house!!!!!!!

SinfulSpikey
SinfulSpikey

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wraith808
wraith808

It was an enjoyable movie. But a game? Some IPs are not meant to be gaming licenses. This is one of them.

emoaj66
emoaj66

Wow...you know what....wow...

AlphaAaronas
AlphaAaronas

It can either suck or suck a lot. Terrible movie Terrible game Do us a favor, cancel it now.

Ebisch
Ebisch

The fact that that movie existed to begin with, let alone was sucessfull, is proof, yet again, that MTV should not be aloud to have any sort of influence on any type of media, at any time, for an indefinite period of say, the rest of time.

Night_Frost
Night_Frost

too bad this wasn't an April Fool's Day joke

hi-eric
hi-eric

i no this is a really bad idea, but what if they just used the characters and thing like that in the game but didnt keep the storyline, they might actually pull it off as long as they don't keep the dull storyline of the movie

cobrax80
cobrax80

why do i think this won't be a must have game?

Vash67
Vash67

Crave + Napoleon Dynamite = horrid game

carddude
carddude

What the hell will you do in it?

VelMonkey
VelMonkey

zomg....i guess we will just have to wait and see just how bad of a game someone can make...worst game of all time...i gar-un-tee. Gambit....FTW