Shrek Super Slam’s most impressive traits are its rich and detailed 3D characters and environments. We are beginning to get an idea of just where the DS can go with 3D. All of the biggest names from the series appear: Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss-in-Boots, Gingy, Pinocchio, and more. They may look a little off, but for a first generation DS title, the results are pretty satisfactory. The various battle arenas showcase environments ranging from Shrek’s swamp home, to the Far, Far Away bar, and even the Fairy Godmother’s factory. Each is an altogether faithful rendition of the movie locales.
The music is a less faithful affair. While the sound effects are interesting, the music isn’t any sort of extrapolation from the movie soundtracks. So what we get are some appropriately Shrek-like tunes, but nothing that would stand up on its own.