He’s one of the most beloved characters in Spanish-language television… And, now El Chavo from the popular Mexican series El Chavo del Ocho is getting his game on.
Kaxan Games is set to release El Chavo next March for the Nintendo Wii. The puzzle-based game will be geared to a family audience, where gamers can play as El Chavo and compete in a series of challenges like hula-hoops and water balloons.
Created by 82-year-old Roberto Gómez Bolaños (Chespirito, as he’s known), the show—which centered on the trials and tribulations of El Chavo and his fellow inhabitants of a fictional apartment complex—dates back to June 20, 1971, where it appeared as a sketch in the Chespirito show before becoming a weekly half-hour series.
In its prime in the mid-1970s, El Chavo reached 350 million viewers worldwide and was the most watched show in Mexican television.
The new video game will reportedly be part of a celebration next year to mark Bolaños’ career in television, which spans a whopping four decades.