Movie-based game fun, even with gross jokes, name calling.
Common Sense Media
27 September 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a tie-in with the movie Shorts . It panders to a child’s sense of humor, delivering the sort of gross jokes (booger monsters) and schoolyard name-calling ("butt-face," "dork") that often amuses kids but can frustrate parents working to curb such influences.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: “Be careful what you wish for!” warns the back of the Shorts game box. It's the central theme of Shorts the movie, the latest kid-friendly dalliance from acclaimed director Robert Rodriguez. The flick centers around a rainbow-colored, extraterrestrial rock that grants the holder's desires.