In 2001, Shrek was released, and as with most media, it got a tie-in game released to coincide with it. Taking place after the movie, the game revolves around Shrek going on a quest to save his recently wedded wife, Fiona, from the clutches of the evil Merlin.
Shrek provides examples of:
- Absentee Actor: Donkey is completely absent, despite being a key character in the movie.
- Lightning Bruiser: A ridiculous example, as Pan Pizza notes, Shrek can run like an Olympic sprinter, Wall Jump, and maneuver in ways the canon Shrek could never be expected to do. Later platformers rectified this by restricting his speed to a more believable degree.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Implemented as a game mechanic. Shrek can beat up enemies all he likes, but he can never do anything more to them than knock them out temporarily.