x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kw-logo-smaller

Shorts :: DS Game Review

Shorts :: DS Game Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Sep 29, 2009
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Based on the film of the same name, Shorts for Nintendo DS is an adventure game that places you in the shorts of four of the characters from the movie as they attempt to stop the diabolical Mr. Black and restore order to the town of Black Falls.

Based on the film of the same name, Shorts for Nintendo DS is an adventure game that places you in the shorts of four of the characters from the movie as they attempt to stop the diabolical Mr. Black and restore order to the town of Black Falls.


Getting Dressed

Shorts is only very loosely based around events of the film with really only the characters providing any link to the film. The majority of the game consists of jumping around collecting orbs to power up your special ability, which ranges from a shrink ray to invincibility. Of the four characters offered, each only has two abilities and two of the characters have the exact same abilities leaving you with very little play variety. To make matters worse, only one of the characters has a special ability that defeats enemies, the rest of the characters can only fend off foes by jumping on their heads.


How The Shorts Fit

The graphics are bright and colourful and the game controls well enough, with the stylus used to draw platforms on the screen, should you need them. The first levels are littered with help bubbles so most gamers should figure things out quickly and easily.


The Long And Short Of It

With the exception of the Shorts coat of paint, this is very much a run-of-the-mill adventure that the developers put little time and energy into the game and most gamers would be wise to do the same. Gamers over the age of 12 should stay away, as you will grow bored quickly. Some younger gamers may find some fun in Shorts, but most would be better off playing a game that is either more like the movie it is based off, or is more fun to play.


Rating:3

Price: $29.99

ESRB Rating: E 10+ for Everyone 10+


Related Stories:

  • New Price for Nintendo Wii
  • Nostalgia (Nintendo DS): Exclusive
  • Kids' Reviews: Fossil Fighters
  • All-New Pokémon For Nintendo DS(i)
  • 0 Comments

    related stories

    Did you ever wonder what lays at the beginning of a rainbow? Find out in Shorts, an adventurous c...
    F1025904876656

    Fave Alien Movie? Vote!

    • Men In Black II is by far my fave.
    • The first Men In Black is definitely the best alien movie.
    • I'd have to pick Independence Day as the best alien flick.
    • Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is my pick.

    Latest Videos

    Games In The Forums

    PugsAndHugs
    I'm known for liking pugs. Literally. At classes I can hear people whispering "Yeah, that's her. She's the one who likes pugs." when they walk by me. I'm just like, "Yep. Nothin' to see here. Just keep on moving."
    reply about 24 hours
    EndlessDream
    My art 
    reply 1 day
    Kirsti
    Kirsti posted in Forum Games:
    Friends :)
    reply 1 day
    Tina_Talie
    Tina_Talie posted in Forum Games:
    685
    reply 1 day
    HOYDEN
    HOYDEN posted in Card Games:
    My favourite colour is Plum.
    reply 1 day