Excerpt: The Nintendo DS version of Shrek Forever After is based on the movie. Shrek is running ragged as a father, and husband. He wishes he could have just one more day of fun and excitement. So he makes a deal, and signs a contract. Unfortunately he does not pay close enough attention. He gave up a day from his childhood to earn his mid life crisis adult play day. The day he winds up losing is his birthday. That completely alters the time line.
Conclusion: Shrek Forever After is a respectable side offering that should satisfy fans of the movie, and it's also got a fun, little multiplayer component to keep younger gamers going long after the adventure ends. Unfortunately, the adventure ends all too soon. Roughly five or six hours after we'd set out to retract our agreement with Rumpelstiltskin, the party was over. There are no unlockables to speak of, nor extra modes or other gameplay features.