High School Musical: Work This Out! review

Work out a way to punish children by buying them this


  • Seeing your favorite characters!
  • Rhythm games!
  • It's easy-peasy!


  • Tear-inducing minigames
  • Zero enthusiasm in design
  • Reeks of sequel cash-in

Even the most mundane task is a treat when you’ve got a swing in your step and a beat in your ear. That’s the lesson those East High Wildcats try to teach us during their summer break, as they pick up golf balls or perpetually create sandwiches to the beat of the drum in the traditional student summer scramble for pennies.

The Ouendan-light rhythm-action mechanics of the original game are still in evidence, but for the most part, this is a collection of uninspired minigames that fail to capture the infectious enthusiasm of the film. At one point, we actually thought we were going to cry.

May 8, 2008

More Info

DescriptionWe don't care how adorable you may or may not be Zac Efron, this game is for kids and we aren't buying. But feel free to call us if you have any questions. We're available any time.
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating3+
Alternative namesHigh School Musical: Work This Out!
Release date8 May 2008 (US), 8 May 2008 (UK)