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Wow! Just got this game in the mail, and started playing it. It's obvious that the sound quality is poor, and the graphics aren't that great. This game is like a knock off to Mario Kart, and has been cheaply done. Might be good for little one's around 5 years old or so, but expect no thrills or ohh's and aww's.
Think mario kart....except w/ more creative tracks + very good dialogue/one liners from the impressive Dream Works cast that was put into the game. Including shrek , fiona , donkey , skipper (penguin from Madagascar) , toothless the dragon etc. . Kids will love it!
Ignore the person that gave this an 8 and said there were 'good one liners'. If by 'good' you mean hearing a jerk say, 'TARGET ACQUIRED' 20+ times a racetrack. I played the 4 cups that were available. I'm not sure where to begin. Levels: The levels are horrible. There is no minimap. You would think that would not be too bad except the graphics look like different colored dirty potatoes for scenery. You will end up running into walls that KNOCK YOU BACK about 20 feet when you hit something. There are clipping issues. If you drive next to an obstacle it will still register in the game as a hit and make you flail wildly.
The characters are horrendous. There is no redeeming qualities about every character sounding arrogant and like they only paid 1 guy to do every voice (except shrek). Half of the levels are nighttime, which means that you will fall off cliffs and not even know why. You also can not see far ahead. Combine this is the horrible graphic and sometimes you won't know what you're doing.
I don't think the AI was even created. They are suicidal, and to compensate they have double your speed so they can and will pass you. Also, I encountered the AI CHARGING AT ME. I don't mean I was going the wrong way..... Shrek and a penguin literally played chicken with me and smashed me head on.
The items in this game are stupid. There's viking shields and some sort of balloon that looks like it is filled with diarrhea.
Oh, here's a 'fun' little thing too. The game TAKES CONTROL OF YOU for no reason. I was in the final lap and in 7th place and suddenly I starting using powerups that I didn't have and flying past people. I was dodging corners and then abruptly stopped. I put my controller down and the game finished the level for me for no reason. The same happened to my girlfriend.
Also, the tracks abruptly end. there is no start/finish line...