Planet 51 is a world steeped in 1950s American-style charm, filled with contented inhabitants and pretty white picket fences. It's the last sort of place one would expect to encounter an alien life form. But when astronaut Charles "Chuck" Baker crash-lands his spaceship onto the planet, he discovers two things: One, that it is inhabited by strange, green-skinned locals. And, two, that in this world, he is the alien life form.
In Planet 51: The Game, the wacky animated movie comes to your gaming system. Play as both Chuck and his alien friend Lem, using each character's special abilities to help you conquer specific missions. Tear across the planet in a series of hover vehicles, including cars, trucks, bicycles and even lawnmowers, as you attempt to evade and outwit the Planet 51 police and army. Experience the excitement of favorite moments from the movie as well as new environments created specifically for the game as you do your best to help Chuck find his spaceship and make his way back to Earth.
Based on the hilarious animated movie from the writers of Shrek and Shrek 2
Play as Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker, an astronaut who crash-lands on an alien planet, as well as Chuck's green-skinned alien friend, Lem
Race across the surface of Planet 51 in a series of hover vehicles, including cars, pickup trucks, bicycles, taxis, police cars, heavy trucks and lawnmowers
Use Chuck and Lem's special abilities to help you complete a variety of missions
Explore environments from the movie, as well as new ones specific to the video game
Enjoy the alien excitement of a variety of mini games
Share the out-of-this-world fun with a friend in multiplayer action
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