Shrek: Reekin' Havoc Game Boy Advance

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
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  1. Nintendo Power
    70
    The game employs more searching and item-use than its predecessor, but the focus is still on frantic fighting. [Sept 2003, p.140]
  2. Each of the game’s six levels hosts unique enemy designs and engaging boss battles that make the game worth playing. Unfortunately, Shrek: Reekin’ Havoc’s extremely short playing time prevents any recommendation of a purchase.
  3. It does a good job of keeping in the spirit of the film's storybook setting, and its quality graphics won't disappoint. However, platform players will find it too short and will be disappointed in the lack of puzzles and overall challenge in the game's levels.
  4. The game's clever premise is overshadowed by the game's repetitive nature.
  5. Not a bad game, but not a particularly good one, either.
  6. 59
    The action remains fun and challenging thanks to a solid combat engine, but the level layouts are far more cluttered, and seem to go on for longer than they should.
  7. Should offer up enough simple running and jumping and punching and kicking to satisfy those younger gamers out there who want nothing more than to hopelessly rekindle the experience of watching the film on their GBA.
  8. In creating only six levels they decided to make this path system that actually frustrated me in the Fairy Woods level where "many paths look the same and you don’t want to get lost."
  9. A short an uninspired sequel that will disappoint even the biggest Shrek fans.

Awards & Rankings

#83 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score
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  1. LaciC.
    Jan 16, 2004
    7
    I Like This Game Very Much I Just Wish That It Had Cheats and Maybe some Easier Things To Do Because of My Little Sister Who Is Seven Years I Like This Game Very Much I Just Wish That It Had Cheats and Maybe some Easier Things To Do Because of My Little Sister Who Is Seven Years Old Gets Very Frustrated With The Game. Full Review »