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By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Movie-based game fun, even with gross jokes, name calling.

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Shorts seems to be slipping through the cracks. It was available at only a smattering of major retailers at the time of this writing, and that’s a bit of a shame since it offers up platforming action that’s a bit more compelling than standard game-based-on-a-movie fare. It should be just challenging enough for the ten-and-up audience for which it is geared, and it provides ample opportunity for them to use their brains to figure out how to take on enemies with varying abilities and work out how to move from one platform to the next by, say, growing plant stalks, performing hover jumps, or drawing platforms. The only serious downside is its length. With 26 levels to explore -- each of which takes less than ten minutes on average -- your kids could potentially blow through the game in a single liesurely evening. What’s more, replay value is low, as it plays more or less the same the second time through. Still, at $20, it’s pretty affordable.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Majesco
  • Release date: August 18, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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