My son’s favorite Shrek video game when he was younger was Shrek Super Slam. Since most of his friends were fans of smashing and chucking things across a virtual video game ring, it was a natural fit for having his buddies over to indulge in some ogre-iffic wrestling moves.
Like mania free-for-all beat ’em up games, Shrek Super Slam allows you to play with many different players including the lovable Gingy who does a surprisingly good job for a little guy made of dough. Pick a background that lets you fight on different levels and soar down from amazing heights and belly flop onto your opponent.
There are different modes even if you are just one player who fights to control an object on the field until time runs out. As you progress through the game you can get better power ups and other moves that take the game to a fun level.
Super Slam is only on older game systems but the game is still fun even today. The most fun comes from getting three of your friends to join you and have an all-out melee. Fiona with her head-whips of long hair and Donkey using his head butt are all character-specific moves that delight fans of the Shrek franchise.
Single player mode is fairly simple to get through but there are side quests along the way that actually take longer to do than the main game. Shrek moves a little clumsy but you have to remember that this game is five years old now.
You do earn some bonuses and unlock extra stuff along the way which is the point in playing single player mode. The most fun comes from trying different characters as you attempt to beat the snot out of your friends.
You can play up to 20 characters in the Shrek universe, even the bad guys. Prince Charming has his long sword as his main move so you get a taste of Soul Calibur. Shrek’s signature move uses his stench to create a distraction so he can move in for the final blow. Puss in Boots uses his ultimate cuteness move to entrance an opponent. Even the tiny Gingy uses his candy cane with dangerous effectiveness.
My son’s favorite character to play as is Shrek, of course. There’s something about boys and large ogres who use stench bombs to destroy their opponents. My wife and I can certainly relate to deadly smells and my son that’s for sure. Despite the age and seemingly sluggishness of the game, Shrek Super Slam is still enjoyable today even with more advanced games on the market.