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WII
GENRE
Adventure-Platform
DEVELOPER
THQ
PUBLISHER
THQ
WI-FI ENHANCED
no
WII EXCLUSIVE
gcn
EXPECTED RELEASE DATE
September 7, 2004
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Fairly OddParents: Shadow Showdown

Timmy is an average kid
That no one understands.
Mom and Dad and Vicky always giving him commands:
[Voice of Timmy’s baby sitter, Vicky] "Bed, twerp!"
The doom and gloom up in his room
Is broken instantly
By his magic little fish who grant his every wish,
’Cause in reality, they are his odd parents, fairly odd parents.
[Voice of Timmy’s godmother, Wanda] "Wands and wings."
[Voice of Timmy’s godfather, Cosmo] "Floaty, crowny things."
Odd Parents, fairly odd parents.
Really mod, pea pod, buff bod, hot rod,
Obtuse, rubber goose, green moose, guava juice,
Giant snake, birthday cake, large fries, chocolate shake!
Odd Parents, fairly odd parents.
It flips your lid when you are the kid
With fairly odd parents!
[Voice of Vicky] “Yeah, right.”
* Pop! *

– Theme song for Nickelodeon’s animated series The Fairly OddParents (courtesy of GetYourLyrics.com)

Today’s episode: "The Fairly OddParents: Shadow Showdown"

media

impressions

The Fairly OddParents: Shadow Showdown does not stray far from its television cousin. Not only does the game focus on little Timmy Turner and his wish-granting Fairy Godparents, Cosmo and Wanda, but it also possesses a wry sensibility.

This adventure-platformer puts the player in Timmy’s shoes for a mere six levels as he attempts to track down “the Shadow” (The Horse’s Mouth explains why). From the start, the aforesaid Cosmo and Wanda provide aid, be it information or the ever-important (and ever-weird) “wish inventions.”

Timmy needs the inventions – 18 in all – to pass through and clear the levels. The items, though, do not come free of charge: each “costs” three stars (which must be, ugh, found and collected).

Fortunately, the game appears rife with quirkiness. Consider two examples:

  • In one level, according to Nintendo Power, empty suits chase Timmy through a moth-filled area. Seeing this, Cosmo gives Timmy a light bulb. Have you ever seen what happens when moths and suits collide?
  • In another level, after the player plugs a faucet, the water level drops in the surrounding area (as is custom in cartoons). In turn, Wanda exclaims (quite audibly), “It worked! I love comic book logic! The faucet is blocked, so the water level actually reduces!”

word on the street

Nintendo Power also reports that Shadow Showdown features six two-player minigames, three ready-to-play and three locked. The Horse’s Mouth, meanwhile, says that the game contains other unlockable content...

press release notes

An unbelievable phenomenon has occurred rattling kids all across Dimmsdale... there’s no TV reception! Preventing kids from watching the season finale of Crash Nebula sends Timmy and his Fairy Godparents on a journey that delves deeper than simple TV static. The ultimate plan to take over the world has been unveiled and only Timmy and his Fairy Godparents have the power to stop the evil. Join in the ultimate mission where Timmy uses unimaginable wishes to unmask the dastardly antagonist known only as the ‘Shadow.’

Features

  • 6 brand new levels based on episodes from the hit TV show including: Fairly Disastrous, Dad’s Dream, Take it on the Chin, Get a Clue, Vicky Strikes Back, The Great Esc-Ape.
  • 18 new sidesplitting wish inventions such as the Suit Spray, Repair-o-Tron, Super Irritating Klaxon, Pogo Stick of Justice, Super Cleft Freeze Ray, and so many more.
  • Several unlockable mini-clips from the television show throughout the game.

overall

What else? The end!





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