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Shrek 2 for GameCube

Shrek 2 was an amazingly funny movie, with all of the wit and graphic animation of the first. The game Shrek 2 is obviously geared towards kids, but is great fun too.

The game lets you be one of four characters - Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and the Gingerbread Man. Each character has his or her strengths and weaknesses, and the graphics are rather nicely done. Shrek lands with a hard THUD, Fiona floats gently to the ground, and so on.

You can play multi-player, or solo, easily switching between characters if you wish. This is great for family play, where parents can hop in to help out with a difficult puzzle, or just wander along behind the child to be there in case of trouble.

Most of the game is about collecting items and solving simple puzzles. You slam on snails to get them out of their shells and get eyeballs. You slow down time so you can gather up the fairies. All along, there are fun jokes and riddles to keep you entertained.

Not all games have to be high brainpower puzzles or super-fast lightning reflex challenges. Sometimes it's nice to have a simple game that kids can really enjoy. I'm really pleased that this game is out there. Highly recommended for the younger set, and parents might actually enjoy playing along with the tykes.

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