Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing

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Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing
PAL region PS2 cover art
PAL region PS2 cover art
Developer(s) Torus Games
Publisher(s) Activision Value Publishing
Designer(s) Chris Owen (producer)
Jay D. Anderson (asst. producer)
Platform(s) GBA, DS, GameCube, PlayStation 2, PSP
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • NA November 14, 2006
  • EU February 9, 2007
  • AUS February 14, 2007
Game Boy Advance
  • NA November 15, 2006
  • EU February 6, 2007
  • AUS February 14, 2007
GameCube
  • NA November 21, 2006
  • PAL March 16, 2007
PlayStation Portable
  • NA December 12, 2006
  • EU February 16, 2007
  • AUS March 14, 2007
Nintendo DS
  • NA March 9, 2007
  • EU March 16, 2007
  • AUS March 14, 2007
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing is a racing game released in November 2006. The game is based on the Shrek movie series. Players have the option of playing one of twelve Shrek characters, using racing and combat skills to defeat other racers. It was released for the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable. Original music for the game was composed by Finn Robertson. This game is the last Shrek game released on the GameCube.

Gameplay[edit]

Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing is a kart racing video game. The players first must pick from a line-up of thirteen different characters from the Shrek universe. The maximum number of racers on a track at any one time is six. Each of the characters have special stats that are not displayed in the game. Any other non-player racers will be controlled by the computer and chosen at random. Then, the player has the option to pick the track or cup tournament they want to play on. Once the track is chosen, then the race will begin. The objective of the races is to win in first place. On the tracks are item barrels that contains items inside of them. The items are used as an advantage to help the racer out. The tracks are also filled with obstacles and short-cuts that can either help or harm the racers. On the track, characters also have a special item that can be used to attack other karts or obstacles. If another racer is hit by a special item then they will spin out. The characters also can jump to avoid obstacles or reach other parts of the track. The racer that wins first place in either tournament mode or a regular race then gets to the trophy.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (GC) 59%[1]
(PS2) 51.40%[2]
(GBA) 50%[3]
(DS) 43%[4]
Metacritic (GC) 51/100[5]
(PS2) 50/100[6]
(GBA) 50/100[7]
(DS) 43/100[8]
Review scores
Publication Score
IGN 5.9/10[9][10]
(GBA) 5/10[11]
(DS) 4/10[12]

The game was met with very mixed to negative reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 59% and 51 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[1][5] 51.40% and 50 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[2][6] 50% and 50 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version;[3][7] and 43% and 43 out of 100 for the DS version.[4][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "DreamWorks Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "DreamWorks Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "DreamWorks Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ Bozon, Mark (December 15, 2006). "Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing Review (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ Bozon, Mark (March 15, 2007). "Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing Review (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ DeVries, Jack (December 14, 2006). "Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing Review (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ DeVries, Jack (April 4, 2007). "Shrek Smash N' Crash Racing Review (NDS)". IGN. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 

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