Hollywood and the video game-making industry have developed a strong relationship over the years, generating a big number of movie-based games and game-based movies in the process. Sadly, though, not a lot of them were actually any good, with most of them generating big waves of negative feedback.
Such is the case with Shrek Smash and Crash Racing, which, as the name suggests, is a racing title based on the famous animated series of movies with the jolly green ogre and his friends. Developed by Torus Games and published by Activision, the game was released on a variety of platforms, including the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable, the Game Boy Advance, the Nintendo GameCube and DS.
The title was brought to the DS on March 9, 2007 in North America, reaching Australian and European shores on March 14 and 16, respectively, during the same year. It offered the possibility of playing with one of the many Shrek characters, which competed one against another by using racing and combat skills to defeat them and eventually win the race and gain a trophy.
Shrek Smash and Crash is basically just like any other kart racing video game, as the players must pick from a list of characters with their own unique abilities and powers. After this is done, they have to choose the track or cup tournament they want to play on and get ready to race against other AI-controlled characters. Barrels are present in the title, as players must drive into them to gain new abilities that can be used against others. Also, natural obstacles are present on many tracks, making their navigation quite tricky. UNLOCKABLESBonus characters
Complete the indicated cup in first place to unlock the corresponding character:
Prince Charming: Far Far Away Cup;
Puss In Boots: Swamp Cup;
Red Riding Hood: Dragon Cup.
Here's a video of this game: