Shrek Superslam Ds is a shrek themed wrestling/fighting game for the Nintendo Ds, it was released in late 2005. I just had to buy this game because at the time it was released I really love the Shrek films that are of course very popular in both kids and adults. I also enjoy fighting style games such as Soul Calibur or Tekken, however this game is much less technical than these games, it still is a bit of fun to play.
This game features 18 of the Shrek Characters, here is a list of a few of the characters you can play in this game:
Puss in Boots
Red Riding Hood
Big Bad Wolf
Some of the characters in this game are unlocked as you play through the story, and achieve different tasks within the game. Each player has a different 'Slam Attack', this makes every character different to play with, some are harder to play with than others, for example Shrek has more strength than Donkey and his Slam Attack move is different. I think this gives the game more playability as when you complete it with your favourite character, you can try out another.
There are 3 different game modes within Shrek Superslam, they are:
King of the Hill
In this mode you try to stay on top of a hill for the longest while everyone tries to knock each other off, the longer you stay on the hill the more points you get, the first person to earn 30 points wins. This is one of my favourite modes on the game as it can be quite challenging, and it is fun to try knocking everyone off the hill.
In this mode you try to earn as many points as you can in a 2 minute period, you can earn more points by doing special moves you get points by hitting other players and lose points by getting hit yourself, the winner is the person who has the most points at the end of the 2 minutes.
In this mode you play against the computer and the aim of the game is to attack your opponents to gain points, each hit you get counts as a point, the person with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.
There is also a rather amusing Story Mode on this game, all the characters voices in this story are from the original film and the story leads you to 'Fighting' with a range of different characters for different reasons, without giving too much away however I can give you a bit of the plot, Donkeys babies (the Dronkeys) will not go to sleep, so in an attempt to get them over, Shrek, Donkey, Fiona and Puss in Boots all tell the Dronkeys bed time stories which is basically where the stories in the game are taken from throughout the game.
This game has Multiplayer functions, however I did not ever use them as no one else I knew had this game, however single player mode provided me with a lot of game play, so I never felt the need to seek out another player.
The graphics on this game are what you would expect from the Nintendo ds, they are bright colourful and cartoon styled, they could be described as quite child-like compared to games available on the Xbox or Playstation, but I think that this is what attracts Nintendo fans as games are light hearted and fun to play/look at.
The music on this game is motivating and gets you pumped up to participate in the fights. It is upbeat and has a fast tempo and is not out of place compared to what you would normally find in a Nintendo game.
Price and availability
This is a rather old game and should be easy to buy very cheap, it costs around £12 on the internet, and should be very cheap in Game or HMV or Gamestop. I bought this game when it had just came out for around £30 in 2005.
This is a great game if you are a fan of the Shrek and like fighting style games. I would definitely recommend this game as a family as it is a more childish and cartoonish way to play fighting games. There is a great list of characters, a good game story, fun game modes and features within this game so it is hard to get bored of it.
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Ever since the first animation was released I have been a great fan of Shrek. I like everything about it, the characters, the storyline, the bright colours, everything.
Whilst browsing the local game rental shop I noticed Srek Superslam and just had to rent it for a weekend and give it a go.
In this game you can choose from 12 of the popular characters from the feature length animation including Shrek, Princess Fiona, Puss In Boots, Donkey, Fairy God Mother and Prince Charming amongst others.
Most of the DS games appear to be of the 2 dimensional side scrolling nature, where as this game stretches the DS capabilities and is 3 dimensional.
Overall the graphics are fantastic. The environments are attractive, brightly coloured and really fits in well with the overall feel of the game.
The characters are polygon rendered and look really good. All characters are accurately coloured and look like they do in the animation. The only criticism is that they are a bit too small.
The sound in this game is awful and consists of limited sound effects and background music.
The characters all shout and grunt as they fight, but it gets tiresome and boring very quickly.
Similarly, the background music gets boring and adds nothing to the game. The music is never catchy or enjoyable and I soon turned it off.
****Controls and game play****
This game does not use the touch screen and stylus feature of the DS. All characters are moved using the directional pad and the A, B, X and Y buttons. Whilst the controls appear to go against what the DS is all about, i.e. the touch screen and stylus relationship, I don't think that it is such a bad idea in this game since I struggle to see how the touch screen/stylus combo would work in this game.
After the introduction the aim of the game is to collect fairy dust by beating the living daylights out of your opponent. Once you get 100 fairy dust points, you can hit any attack button to "superslam" your opponents, which sends them flying off the screen. The standard setting sees you fight for two minutes and the character that achieves the most superslams is declared the winner.
Each character has a basic punch and a heavy punch, both of which can be strung together to create combos. There are a few combos, but none of them involve more than three button presses. Each character can also perform a special move, as well as aerial attacks. For example Shrek will fart, Puss in Boots charms his enemies before attacking them and Donkey will summon his Dronkeys to dive-bomb enemies, and so on. Whilst these moves are fun they are never necessary. You can just hit the standard punch button over and over again and force your opponent into a corner where you can block them in and beat the living daylights out of them.
There are several different types of items and weapons that appear in each battle that you can pick up to impose additional damage to your opponent. The weapons include things like a smelly sock on a stick, a broom, bombs, banana peels, magic wands, crossbows that shoot toilet plungers, and much more. The weapons do not appear to damage your opponents more than just punching them, therefore, they are not that useful. However, it does add something to the game and makes it a bit more interesting.
There are also potions you can pick up to make yourself invisible, to get a speed boost, or to shrink or grow your character. Again these do not really help you out much but they do give the game an extra element.
Most of the time all you do is mash buttons which does get a bit boring.
The computer controlled characters always seem to be better than the one you pick. They appear to move faster, punch more quickly and punch harder.
There are 16 environments you can fight in including Gingy's gingerbread house, Shrek's swamp, Fiona's bedroom, and Geppetto's workshop amongst others.
The environments are fairly large and there are plenty of destructible objects to break apart, although there's really no need to since you don't get anything for doing it, other than the satisfaction that is only achieved when you break something.
The environments have multiple levels for you to jump around on, and they all look good. The only problem with the big environments is that sometimes characters get stuck behind walls or other objects which momentarily slows the game down. Whilst it does not happen frequently it is a frustration when it does.
Melee mode is the basic fighting mode. You can change the options including the number of players, the environment you fight in, the time limit and the amount of fairy dust you get for each hit amongst much more.
There are many different bouts you can choose including:
i) A simple timed match
ii) A race match whereby the winner is the first to achieve a certain number of superslams
iii) A fairy dust challenge whereby you have to collect a certain amount of fairy dust
iv) A tag mode whereby the last person slammed automatically respawns with a full helping of fairy dust
There is also a mega-challenge mode. This gives you 32 single-player challenges to complete. The challenges include memory type games, such as flipping over cards and looking for pairs, and fighting challenges, such as trying to slam 5 enemies without getting slammed yourself.
The challenges are easy and you will probably find yourself getting through them very quickly. Considering there are 32 of them this will take a couple of hours though.
As well as the fighting side of this game there is a story mode, which is not much fun at all. Donkey invites Shrek and some other friends over for a game of cards, but his annoying little children, the Dronkeys, keep getting in the way and disturbing the game. In order to calm the children down, you have to choose a character to tell the Dronkeys a bedtime story.
The story changes depending on which character you choose, but aside from the initial setup and a brief closing scene, the story has nothing at all to do with the rest of the game.
There is the potential for a four player slug fest which is really good fun and like all multi player beat 'em ups it does lead to shouts of unfair play, many squabbles and one or more players throwing all the toys out of the pram.
To play the multi player game each player needs a copy of the game, which is a large negative. My mates and I all ended up renting a copy of the game so we could test it out on a night in. It really is good fun for a few hours but I don't see any long term value in this.
****Price and availability****
I rented this game, although a quick internet search has shown that this game is available from many offline and online retailers. It is not a new release, therefore, you should have no difficulties in buying a copy of this game if you want to.
At the time of writing Shrek Superslam can be bought from for £ (excluding P&P).
I found this game got tiresome after a few hours and I would recommend hiring it before making the decision to buy it.
This is not a bad game, although it is not one that I would buy since the longetivity factor just isn't there. It is basically a game with well known characters that slug it out with each other.
The graphics are really good, the characters are exactly as they are in the feature length animation and there are many environments to fight in. The problem is the game play. Whilst the creators have given each character it's own special moves and combinations these moves are hard to pull off during the game (mainly due to the speed the computer character moves) and it turns in to a button mashing fest.
There is a great novelty value in this game but it soon wears thin. After all, there is only so many times that it is satisfying being Shrek and farting in the face of Prince Charming. It does provide some entertainment for a few hours though.
The creators have tried to extend the life of the game by including the 32 mini challenges and the story mode.
The mini challenges are likely to keep you amused for a couple of hours, but they are not something that you are likely to play over and over again.
In my opinion the story mode is really boring and adds nothing to the game, although I can see how younger game players may enjoy this, and I think the game is aimed at this group.
Like the single player melee the multi player fights are good fun and provide some entertainment for a few hours, but now my mates and I have had a night in with Shrek Superslam there are no plans to repeat it and I don't think there ever will be.
Whilst I like Shrek I do not have a lot of the merchandise, nor do I have plans to buy it. For those that do like Shrek, and all the associated merchandise, then this game will make a nice keep sake.
If you like fighting and Shrek, this is the game for you. Shrek and all the characters play in this one, you fight them whilst doing other things aswel.
You fight in scenes such as the top of the castle and in the kitchen, there are a few moves to perform, but they don't always seam to work. Once you have built up enough power you can perform a super slam, which is different for each character.
Whilst fighting you can also collect little french flies which add up and you can then buy photos, costumes and things.
Also you can use Multi card play with this game to fight your friends, which is better.
The mini games are very good and make the game worth while, as you can play cool little things such as whack the mole with Fiona, pick 2, and when you do these you can unlock more games, but the other mini games are fighting and are almost the same which makes it a bit naf.
I payed £25 for this game when it first came out, but I would no way pay that now, as it was when I bought my DS.
I would recommend this to your teens who like fighting but with Shrek and not real violence. There are no weapons or blood used, apart from the odd chair thrown.
Shrek super slam starts off quite good, but then you realise that you are only doing one thing, pressing buttons to fight people, you can collect things in the fights to unlock pictures and thing but they are quite boring.
The 12 age rating on it is a bit too high i think, as its not real people fighting and the moves cant be performed as they are done by donkeys and flying Shrek.
The game does get quite hard, but its not really a challenge as I ended up just giving up as it was boring and I knew what would happen when I did it.
There are unlockable things on the game, such as characters and fighting places. I think the game should be more like shrek for the play station 2 and have more of a story mode to it, so its more of a game. There are also some minigame which are quite good aswel.
Grab your friends and have a brawl! Slam, smash, beat and brawl your friends in Shrek SuperSlam - the most twisted fighting game ever! Play as 20 characters from the Shrek universe, including Shrek, Donkey, Puss in Boots, and the villainous Prince Charming. SuperSlam your opponents through windows and walls in 16 fully destructible environments. Run for cover when characters unleash their signature fighting moves, like Shrek's disgusting Green Storm (better plug your nose!) and Puss in Boots' irresistible Cute Attack. And weapons like the Big Fairy Bazooka and the Hammer of Smiting give you endless ways to blast your opponents into oblivion.