Shrek Kart – Review

On June 27, 2010

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Shrek Kart – Review

Our rating:

By: Gameloft

Version #: 1.1.0

Date Released: 2010-06-24

Developer: Gameloft

Price: 4.99

User Rating:

For those familiar with Mario Kart, Shrek Kart is a very similar game, except it substitutes characters from the Shrek franchise for the Mario franchise.  You can be Shrek, Donkey, Puss-In-Boots, Fiona or a bunch of other characters including the ghost of Lord Farquaad (some characters are only unlocked when certain levels are reached).














You can choose easy, medium or hard in terms of difficulty and can also choose between various tracks in various places in the Shrek continuity.  There are also different types of play (single race, tournament, challenge) and it’s possible to play single or multi-player.  You can even choose to use the gyroscope (thus turning the device like a steering wheel) or touch screen controls to play.

This is a fun game and easy to learn.  Granted, it is geared towards kids but the kid in me got a thrill racing as Puss-In-Boots.  Controls are easy to use for the most part, although I think the screen controls might be easier to use for controlling the cart for turning rather than rotating the screen to turn.  I would have preferred to tilt the screen for acceleration and breaking rather than a constant speed for the cart (which cant be controlled) and only having a break button on screen (even in accelerometer mode), but that’s a minor issue.  The game does have an excellent tutorial system in case something confuses the user.  It’s also possible to share results on Facebook and Twitter.

Is the game worth five bucks?  I’m not sure.  But it’s certainly worth $.99 should it ever go on sale again.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:At $.99? Yes.

Learning Curve:Low to Medium.

Who Is It For:Shrek fans and racing game lovers.

What I Like:Excellent graphics and animation.

What I Don't Like:Using the accelerometer with screen controls can be slightly confusing at first.

Final Statement:If you can spare the five bucks, it's a cute game to have for kids of all ages.

Read the Developer's Notes:
For the first time on the App Store, you can play as SHREK!
Challenge your friends in Multiplayer and Arena modes! 

Explore the world of DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek!


Once Upon a Time… 

Shrek and his friends are on a quest: To become the Kingdom’s Fastest Kart Racer! Race to your own Fairy Tale ending and try to win Ye Grand Tournament.

But remember: Only 1st Place lives Happily Ever After!

All is fair(y) in this twisted tournament tale: 

? 4 SINGLEPLAYER MODES: Single Race, Tournament, Challenges and Arena modes

? LOCAL MULTIPLAYER MODE: Challenge your friends to eat your dust via Wi-Fi (with up to 6 players) and Bluetooth (2 players)!

? MILES OF RACING FUN with 19 cups in the Tournament mode and 72 challenges to face!

? 10 UNIQUE KARTS: Each character has custom built his or her own vehicle, each with a special ability and different characteristics.

? 11 DEFENSIVE & OFFENSIVE POWER-UPS: Drop the Cow That Jumped Over the Moon on an opponent or shoo away those Angry Bees by wiping off the screen with your finger!

? 15 TRACKS (12 Speedways & 3 Arenas): Beautiful 3D environments from throughout the Kingdom, from Shrek’s home in The Swamp to the palm-lined streets of Far Far Away.

? MORE THAN 10 PLAYABLE CHARACTERS: Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, Ogre Triplets, Puss In Boots, Gingy, 3 Little Pigs, Pinocchio, Big Bad Wolf and the Ghost of Lord Farquaad !

? iPod LIBRARY ACCESS: Rock out to your own personal soundtrack while you speed towards the Finish Line! (Works with the OS 3.0 software update.)

Race Happily Ever After! 

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