|Release date:||18 June 2004|
The green-hued ogre with a Scottish brogue returns for his second movie adventure, with Activision cannily following suit on the videogame front.
With Dreamworks' guaranteed summer blockbuster smash imminent, Activision has taken over the reins from TDK Mediactive for Shrek's latest animated videogame adventures. This time, the lime green swamp-dweller returns for a team-based puzzle game which sees familiar faces from the film making appearances as playable characters.
Play as Shrek and 10 of his friends, including new characters that you won't even see in the movie, like Larry the Leprechaun and champion softballer Lil' Red.
With the new 'Buddy System', you'll play alongside three other characters at any one time. If you're playing alone, you'll be able switch between the four fairytale heroes at will, and make use of the each character's unique special abilities to help you progress. For example, Donkey's spinning 'Burro Blast' kick will open locked doors and gates, and Big Bad Wolf's 'Huff 'n' Puff' will blow enemies away with a powerful gust of breath!
However, if you're equipped with a Multitap you and up to three pals can embark on the adventure together - even if you're already in the middle of a single-player game. Together you'll visit locations taken directly from the movie as well as some that aren't, including the Dwarven Mines and the Spooky Forest. As if that wasn't entertaining enough, you'll also be kept amused by the movies' trademark hilarious dialogue and clever visual humour.
- Switch between Shrek and three other characters and use their individual talents to accomplish missions
- "Hero Time" mini quests give characters a chance to shine alone
- Simultaneous four-player mode
- Over 12 hours of gameplay
- Visit locations and meet characters not seen in the movie