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Shrek 2; Gameboy Advance is a chance to make your favourite characters portable and re-live the film from many angles. We follow Shrek's fight for Fiona's father's blessing, and then a race against time to stop Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming in their plans to steal Fiona away from him.
The graphics aren't all that great, but they're still pretty remarkable for a game that was brought out in 2004. The sound is also adequate, and never quite cross that 'irritating and annoying' line most games of its time have. Interaction between characters is fluid and easy to keep up with.
You can play as up to a group of four characters, and all main characters are involved; Shrek, Puss In Boots, Donkey, Gingey and more! Also, each main character has the chance to play their own 'mini-game'. This involves finding a little leprechaun, such as hitting pumpkins with candy canes or jumping across a flame that constantly grows. There are five 'books' to complete, each containing a number of missions which are a good length, and also have coins to collect. For the more avid gamers, there is also the task of collecting EVERY coin possible, and completing your game 100%. What's more, after a certain amount of missions are completed new 'bonus' mini-games are unlocked, like; Ring Coliseum (21 missions), Floating Floor (31 missions), Cloud Maze (45 missions), Cage Drop (59 missions) and Crash Coliseum (70 missions).
Overall, the experience is highly enjoyable. I bought this game brand new in 2004 and spent quite a long time (being young and impatient) completing it, and yet after returning to it only a few days ago, now a good 7 years older, am still thoroughly entertained.
The only thing I think the game lacked (though I hate to admit such a good-hearted game has a flaw) is using the Fiona character more to its advantage. She is known in the films to have good fighting skills and knowledge in Japanese martial arts; however this is not enhanced as much as it should be in Shrek 2.
Despite this, I feel this game is a win-win for all ages, be you 9 or 99. It is available on Amazon, new, for around £20, which is quite cheap for a game nowadays, although maybe just a little steep for what Shrek 2 is. But, its price used varies, and can be bought as cartridge only for around £4, which I think is perfectly acceptable and would definitely recommend buying. It's easy to play, and yet challenging just when you're about to get fed up of wandering around defeating meaningless towns-people. Brilliant.
Shrek 2 takes you on a adventure with Shrek and his friends.You go to places from the movie ,while finding new locations and characters.You can control a team of four and play as Shrek or any of his 10 friends.Journey through eleven action packed levels playing as the films main charactures Shrek,Princess Fiona,Donkey,Puss in Boots,as well as originals created for the game,switching between them to solve puzzles,fight enemys using each ones special abilitys.There special pick up which help them on their way.There are also mini games mixed in on some levels. The game has been Rated "E" ("everyone" --comic mischief,violence--content suitable for persons ages 6 and older)by the ESRB This game has kept my kids quiet for days except for when they get stuck,Which is the only time I get ago.Anyone who likes Shrek would like this game.