Shrek is one of the most beloved franchises of all movie fans on the big screen, and when the first Shrek movie was released, gamers were enjoying PlayStation 2 or Nintendo 64 games. consoles like Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube and the first Xbox. So, one way or another, it was only a matter of time before the ogre made the leap to video games.
Something that seems quite striking to us is that the first Shrek game was released exclusively for Game Boy Color (Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown) and later came some platforms for Xbox and GameCube, where Shrek has to rescue Princess Fiona. That is why today we will delve into 5 video games inspired by the Shrek saga.
After this platform game, there were other installments of the main series made up of 4 titles and other spin-offs with the characters from the movie. Among them, we can highlight a Mario Kart-style racing game, published by Activision, and some very fun party games, so today we complement a Top 5 that we showed you a few days ago and delve into more of the titles of the dear saga.
It is a platform game developed by Sandbox Studios for Xbox and the first game in the franchise based on the film of the same name. The player has to complete certain objectives which is usually to search for an item and perform an action. It doesn’t follow the same story as the animated film, rather it’s like a sequel and takes place after Shrek reclaims the swamp. On this occasion, the protagonist receives a message from the Magic Mirror because Princess Fiona has been captured by the evil wizard Merlin.
Shrek Smash n’ Crash Racing
It is a kart racing video game developed by Torus Games and published by Activision that is based on the film franchise. Players have to first choose between 12 different characters to make races of 6. Each one of them has special stats and you can also choose the available track or tournament. Among other mechanics, there is also a certain combat component to defeat other rivals in races.
Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown
It is a 2D action fighting video game developed by Prolific and published by TDK Mediactive for the Game Boy Color. There are 9 different scenes based on the movie such as the swamp, the forest, the castle or the bridge. The player controls a character and can make offensive and defensive moves to lower the health of his opponent, controlled by the AI. It is a single player game, so there is no multiplayer mode.
Puss in Boots
It is an action video game based on the movie of the same name, developed by Blitz Games for PlayStation 3, Wii and Nintendo DS. In the years leading up to meeting Shrek and Donkey, Puss in Boots must clear his name of all charges brought against him, becoming a wanted fugitive. It has single player and multiplayer modes and is compatible with Xbox Kinect technology.
Shrek Swamp Kart Speedway
It is a kart racing game developed for the Game Boy Advance. Shrek loves his home sweet swamp, but Lord Farquaad declared it part of his Kingdom as one big dump. Shrek has to find a way to get rid of all that junk and creates the best racing car of all time. With the help of other characters and his invention, Shrek will compete in the craziest circuit to get the dragon’s treasure.