Clueless Fashion (lost build of cancelled Nintendo DS game based on comedy film; 2008-2010)
Clueless Fashion (also known as Clueless/Clueless: Girls in Beverly Hills) is a video game made for the Nintendo DS, intended to be a tie-in for the 1995 comedy film Clueless. The game was developed by Glyphic Entertainment and published by 505 Games, and was possibly released in Europe on February 26th, 2010, with no other releases being known to exist (though the game is rated by the ESRB, meaning that a North American release is possible). Since its alleged release, the game has not resurfaced digitally or physically, and no copies have been accounted for.
The game was initially announced on July 22nd, 2008, when Paramount announced plans to adapt plans to adopt three of their teen comedy films into video games through their Paramount Digital Entertainment division. These included Clueless, Mean Girls, and Pretty in Pink. In a GameSpot article about this announcement, a description of the gameplay of the Clueless game was given. According to the article "players will hook her girlfriends up with the right guys by judging their interests and clothes. As if that weren't asking enough, players will also have to play Cupid on a time limit." A gameplay summary is also given for the game on its page on the ESRB website, with it being described there as "a simulation game in which players assume the role of an aspiring fashion designer who shops, socializes with friends, and coordinates fashion shows. Players can create outfits and select hairstyles for models, as well as instruct them on where to pose on the catwalk." Stills from the game can be seen on Glyphic Entertainment's website, which seem to support the summary given by the ESRB. A brief plot synopsis is also given in this article, with the game's plot being described as "the story of a young girl growing from a typical Beverly Hills teenager into a successful fashion designer. The story follows the adventures of Cher Horowitz as she shops, hangs out with her friends and meets many interesting people, one of which is a famous clothing designer who offers her a chance of a lifetime!"
It remains unknown whether or not the game was actually released, with various sources citing the game as cancelled(presumably due to the financial failure of the Mean Girls DS game), while other sites give the aforementioned release date, with rental site Boomerang Rentals allegedly selling the game at one point at a price of £17.50.
The ROM of the game has yet to surface online, as have any physical copies, with the aforementioned screenshots and cover art scans being all that survive of it.
- Page for the game on Multiplayer.it. Retrieved 23 Aug '18
- GameSpot article on the game. Retrieved 23 Aug '18
- Page for the game on the ESRB website. Retrieved 11 Apr '19
- Page on Glyphic Entertainment's website including information on the game. Retrieved 16 Apr '19
- GameSpy article on the game. Retrieved 23 Aug '18
- Price comparison site referencing the Boomerang listing. Retrieved 23 Aug '18