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Shadow Showdown
Shadowshowdown
Genre Platform
Developer(s) Imaginengine
Blitz Games
Publisher(s) THQ
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Nintendo GameCube
Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 2
Release date GameCube
NA September 8, 2004
PAL April 8, 2005
PlayStation 2
NA September 8, 2004
PAL May 20, 2005
Windows
NA September 14, 2004
PAL May 20, 2005
Game Boy Advance
NA September 20, 2004
PAL April 8, 2005
Modes Single-player

Shadow Showdown is a platforming video game released in 2004 by Blitz Games. The game is based on the animated television series The Fairly OddParents. It is the sequel to The Fairly OddParents: Breakin' Da Rules on Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.

Plot

Timmy is just about to watch the season finale of Crash Nebula when there is a cut to a mysterious station. When Timmy starts watching, the TV goes kaput. Timmy is so shocked, he lets out a scream that instantly wakes up his sleeping godparents. He wishes that the TV was fixed, so Cosmo and Wanda try it. Nothing. They try again. Still nothing. This means they have lost their powers. Wanda then pulls out her Emergency Wand, and they start to watch a training movie. This leads to the tutorial.

Levels

Fairly Disastrous

Desperate to get to the bottom of this, the 3 travel to Fairy World, only to find it stranger than usual! Jorgen Von Strangle explains that a Royal Jewel has been stolen. Cosmo Panics. Jorgen asks them to hunt down the former jester for King Oberon and Queen Titania, who is believed to be the one behind all this. Timmy wishes for a card suit spray, a cow suit, and a repair-o-tron to find the jester and stop him. When they finally reach and defeat him, Strangle and the king and queen show up and arrest him. But it turns out the jester was not behind this. Timmy, Cosmo, and Wanda set off to find the villain. Boss: Quince the Unfunny Jester

After, Timmy finds out that a "Fairy-Versary" muffin is more powerful than the jewel that was stolen. He orders the ingredients (Pixie Sugar, a Phoenix Egg,Super Strong Hair Raising Flour and Mooncalf Milk) but Vicky takes the milk and gives Mom and Dad the flour and sugar. Timmy figures this out and is thankful that the egg is okay... until Vicky comes in and smashes it! Timmy then plans how to get everything back.

Dad's Dream

With his new sugar-powered robot's help, Dad falls asleep after watching a hypnotized TV. Timmy tries to wake him up, but he was sleeping like a corpse.Timmy wishes himself into Dad's Dreams to shock him awake. Timmy wishes for an idea bulb, a magnetic pellet gun, and a klaxon to reach the giant robot which his dad is dreaming about. When he does reach the robot and beat him, Dad wakes up to tell Timmy how to get the pixie sugar off his robot's back for the magic "Fairy-Versary" muffin. Boss: Giant Robot

Take It on the Chin

Timmy sighs over the loss of the Phoenix egg, but knows there is one in an old Crimson Chin comic- Issue 133, Part 27 of the Dark Phoenix Egg Saga: Chin Alone. (A classic issue!) In it, H2Olga floods Chincinatti with Chintonite-polluted water, then zaps away the Chin's powers. Then, Timmy comes in as Cleft, the Boy Chin Wonder, goes into the waterworks, and battles H2Olga. He wishes for a pogo stick, a crimson wing, and a freeze ray in order to reach H2Olga. After he wins he takes the Phoenix egg and gives the Crimson Chin back his powers. Boss: H2Olga

Get a Clue

Jorgen has still not located the thief. Timmy goes to Oberon and Titania's Mansion under cover as Ace Spade, the Maltese Chicken. (A reference to Sam Spade, the Maltese Falcon - A detective.) Timmy meets the Crinkly Old Chamberlain, whom he calls "Mister Faithful Retainer Who Is Above Suspicion." In the middle of the level, Timmy finds the Oberon and Titania talking to a figure that looks like the Chamberlain, who asks if they did what he said. Timmy wishes for a mansion upside-downer, a ghost costume, and a magic-fying glass to unroll the mystery. Eventually, Timmy gets into the treasure room and finds a phantom. After Timmy defeats it, it turns out to be...OBERON AND TITANIA! After questioning, Oberon reveals that they do not have it. They also intend to rule the human world. But after they get away, Cosmo reveals that he found a pan for the muffin. Timmy tells Cosmo that it will come in handy. Boss: The Red Phantom

The Great Esc-Ape

Mom is about to make a loaf of banana bread when her cooking show magically changes to a documentary of monkeys. Then, an ape dressed like a king shows up and kidnaps mom after a strange figure shows up on her TV set. (The same figure that was in the mansion.) Timmy then goes around the ape world. He wishes for a banana launcher, a monkey wrench, and a lizard suit to find the ape king. And he finally shows up the ape king's temple and beats him. Then Timmy tells mom that her flour was spilled during the fight and frees her. Cosmo panics again. Timmy tells him that he had the flour with him after the fight. Boss: The Ape King

Vicky Strikes Back

Vicky is scrolling through the TV Channels when she finds a documentary on aliens. Then, suddenly she finds herself in the documentary with Mark Chang at her side. He explains that Vicky is within her own ("humongous and gargantuan space palace, the seat of her universal empire.) Then a figure shows up on the TV screen near her throne. (Again, the same figure that was in the mansion.) She begins charging her "babysitter ray." Then Timmy shows up dressed as Crash Nebula, and breaks into the palace. He wishes for a jetpack, a gamma ray suit, and a pinballistic velocitizer to beat Vicky and save the world. He then shows up in the throne room and battles Vicky. He wins, though Vicky is mad that her ray was only charged 6%, as most heroes wait until it is nearly finished to make it dramatic. But Timmy says, "Crash Nebula believes in efficiency!". He takes back the milk and then the show ends. Boss: Vicky

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Shadow Showdown

Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda go back to Jorgen, ready to make the muffin. When it is finished, Timmy cheers for joy. "We did it! It's.. it's very hot! Hot! Ow!" The muffin is hot, and Wanda recommends that they go to the magic TV station. Jorgen explains that he has been investigating, and he knows the station is Channel 13. Then the gang poofs to their destination. They come in, to find Oberon and Titania tied up, saying that they were lied to by the figure. Then they explain what happened. Then Timmy supposedly finds out who was behind it (the Chamberlain.) Then the chamberlain shows up, confusing Timmy about the suddenly appeared shadow. Chamberlain says that he has a confession to make. The shadow then comes to life, saying "No, old man, let me!" Then the king and queen say how it was the shadow who tricked them, the Chamberlain that it was his shadow, and the shadow itself that it had a cruel plan to reverse the way shadows work. (Shadows wearing their casters, not the other way.) Timmy Reduces the Shadow to a puddle after a fight, but it comes back, then Timmy races the shadow toward the muffin. Oberon grabs it and throws it to Titania, who throws it to Timmy. Timmy eats it and wishes everything back to normal. The ex-royals apologize, then Timmy heads back to the house, only to find that Crash is over and will never be shown again. This time, Timmy panics instead of Cosmo. Wanda reminds Timmy that they have their powers back, so Timmy wishes for a tape of the season finale. Then, Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda watch the season finale together. Then the game ends. Boss: The Chamberlain's Shadow

Cultural Reference

Oberon and Titania are the names of the Fairy King and Queen in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Quince is the director of the mechanicals' play.

Trivia

  • The level The Great Esc-Ape is based on the Abra-Catastrophe! movie.
  • Another Abra-Catastrophe reference is the use of the Magic Muffin.
  • The title of the level Vicky Strikes Back may be referring to the previous game were Vicky was the main antagonist.
  • This game was advertised in the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Game Manual.
  • Glitch: In the level, Fairly Disastrous, If you, first, put the repair-o-tron on you and then the cow-boy costume on and then have no wishes on you, Timmy will lose his hat and the front of his hair will be gone. It will be back if you put on another wish on you
If one has a save of this Game on PS2. The icon is A circle with Cosmo on pink part and Wanda At a Green Part. and the save's name is "FOP:SS Game #" (the # varies depending on the save slot save to 1st Slot = Game A 2nd slot = Game B 3rd/Final Slot = Game C)
PS2 Startup FOP SS Save icon(00:45)
PS2 Startup on 0:04 + FOP:SS save icon on 0:38
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Similarities to Breakin' Da Rules

  • Many sound effects are the same between games.
  • The music that plays in the big TV room is the same music that plays in the Breakin' Da Rules's main menu and in Timmy's House.
  • Like in the original game, you can bump into things.
  • Timmy, Wanda, Cosmo, Vicky, Mark Chang, Dad, Mom, the Crimson Chin, and Jorgen all are back for this game.
  • Chincinnati is returned but looks different from the last game.
  • Spatula Women makes a cameo on a poster in the Crimson Chin level.
  • In the scene where Timmy, Wanda and Cosmo wait for the delivery truck to get to the house, you can hear the same theme that was used in Breakin' Da Rules!' level Bad luck 101 where you are riding on the fairy powered jet boots.

Differences to Breakin' Da Rules

  • Mr. Crocker, the Creme Puffs, Spatula Woman, Coutry Boy, Gilded Arches, the Anti-fairies, Tootie, and the Fairy Court Judge do not return to this game.
  • New characters include H2Olga, King Oberon, Queen Titania, and Chamberman.
  • Animation is a whole lot better and the cutscene characters move more.
  • You now need to press the o button to press red buttons.
  • Instead of Timmy's head for a life, you get clover leaves.
  • You don't lose lives and you don't restart.
  • There are many color wish stars in this game and there are 15 in total for every level in this game.
  • You can now run in this game by pressing the square button.
  • You don't need to collect at least 5 stars and once you get 3, Cosmo and Wanda wish for it instantly. Also, Timmy doesn't say "I've got 5 stars, I can make a wish!".
  • Instead of crimson chin cards, this game has presents, although some presents have crown coins.
  • Unlike the Previous Game, once you complete a level you can collect wish stars again.

Reception

As with its predecessor, The Fairly OddParents: Breakin' Da Rules, this game was panned by critics for faulty controls, outdated graphics, and poor gameplay.

 Scores
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings PC: 75.0% (1 review)[1]
PS2: 70.7% (8 reviews) [2]
GC: 65.0% (5 reviews) [3]
GBA: 50.0% (2 reviews) [4]
Metacritic 61% (5 reviews) [5][6]
Review scores
Publication Score
IGN 5.0 / 10 [7][8]

References

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