Shrek Super Party

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Shrek: Super Party
PAL region GC cover art
PAL region GC cover art
Developer(s) Mass Media Inc.
Publisher(s) TDK Mediactive
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • NA November 16, 2002
  • PAL February 14, 2003
Xbox
  • NA November 29, 2002
  • PAL November 29, 2002
GameCube
  • NA May 30, 2003
  • PAL May 30, 2003
Genre(s) Party
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Shrek: Super Party is a party video game released in 2002 by Mass Media. The game is based on the Shrek movie series. This is also similar to Pac-Man Fever (which has the same developer) and the Mario Party series of games.

Overview[edit]

The characters Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Lord Farquaad, Thelonius, and Monsieur Hood are available for play. Five realms are available for play, each with its own mini-games: The Keep, The Windmill, The Swamp, The Castle, and The Farm. The cover features four colored castles and four characters Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, and Lord Farquaad.

Gameplay[edit]

The purpose of the game Shrek Super Party is to be the first player to collect a certain number of "Precious Drops". This number can be preset in the "game settings" menu at the beginning of the game as anything between 200 and 800 in intervals of 100. The drops can be collected through making bug matches or by reaching "Realm Caches".

Each player chooses a realm to traverse toward a "Realm Cache". The game is set up along a board game model, with each player taking turns moving spaces along paths towards the "Realm Cache". Player movement is determined by a ball-drop game over a three-by-three numbered grid, with each of the numbered squares corresponding to a different number of spaces the player moves forward: 1-9. Each square also results in a different outcome. The possible outcomes include: Epic Battle, Daring Duel, Lose Drops, Gain Drops, Magic Mirror, Boots (which send the player to the evil bog), Magic Portal, Pixie Dust, Short Cut, and the final Realm Cache. The squares Magic Mirror, Boots, Magic Portal, Pixie Dust, and Short Cut appear only once per realm.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS2) 46.56%[1]
(GC) 44.25%[2]
(Xbox) 39.07%[3]
Metacritic (GC) 40/100[4]
(Xbox) 33/100[5]
(PS2) 30/100[6]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 2.5/5 stars[7][8]
Computer and Video Games 4/10[9]
Electronic Gaming Monthly 2/10[10]
Game Informer 3.25/10[11]
IGN (GC) 3.8/10[12]
(Xbox) 3/10[13]
(PS2) 2.9/10[14]
Nintendo Power 2.2/5[15]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 2.5/5 stars[16]
Official Xbox Magazine 3.9/10[17]
TeamXbox 4/10[18]

The game was met with negative reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 46.56% and 30 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[1][6] 44.25% and 40 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[2][4] and 39.07% and 33 out of 100 for the Xbox version.[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shrek: Super Party for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Shrek: Super Party for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Shrek: Super Party for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Shrek: Super Party for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Shrek: Super Party for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Shrek: Super Party for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "Shrek: Super Party (Xbox) - Review". AllGame. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "Shrek: Super Party (GC) - Review". AllGame. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ CVG staff (January 8, 2003). "Xbox Review: Shrek Super Party". Computer and Video Games. Archived from the original on May 24, 2007. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Shrek Super Party (Xbox)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (164): 158. February 2003. 
  11. ^ Reiner, Andrew (January 2003). "Shrek: Super Party (Xbox)". Game Informer (117): 114. Archived from the original on November 15, 2004. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ Chambers, Chadd (July 14, 2003). "Shrek Super Party (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  13. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (November 19, 2002). "Shrek Super Party (Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  14. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (November 21, 2002). "Shrek Super Party (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Shrek Super Party". Nintendo Power 169: 138. June 2003. 
  16. ^ "Shrek Super Party". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 131. January 2003. 
  17. ^ "Shrek Super Party". Official Xbox Magazine: 80. February 2003. 
  18. ^ "Shrek: Super Party Review (Xbox)". TeamXbox. January 19, 2003. Archived from the original on August 17, 2009. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 

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