Scooby Doo Mystery
You and the whole Scooby-Doo gang are staying in Uncle Blake's hotel when he disappears. Of course, it is up to you and your faithful buddy Scooby to find out who is responsible.
The first thing that hit me when I turned this game on was that it is just like the cartoon. And just like the cartoon I couldn't stop watching or in this case, playing!
The best feature of this game is without a doubt the mystery. All the clues are there to beat the game, but finding them and recognizing them is the trick.
While I did find myself stumped from time to time, the game is not really all that long. Like all games in this genre, I was left wanting more.
WILL YOU LIKE IT?
I think that anyone who has ever heard of Scooby-Doo will love to take this game on. Anyone who would like to solve an intriguing mystery would also find this game instantly addictive.
MANUFACTURER - SunSoft
DIFFICULTY - Moderate
THEME - Puzzle/Adventure
NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1
Scooby is a great game. The graphics and the story are all in classic Scooby-Doo style--right down to the unmasking of the bad guy at the end. The mysteries are not all that hard to figure out, but I have to admit that I was stumped more than once. There were a few times when I knew what to do but just couldn't figure out how to get Shaggy to do It. While this was frustrating, I never once wanted to stop playing it. It's a must for anyone who likes a good mystery.
Where is the game? I loved the graphics, the interface, the stories and the challenges, but where was the game itself? Along the lines of Roger Wllco in the PC Space Quest series. Shaggy and Scooby must maneuver their minds and bodies through a myriad of tricky little puzzles. Sure, there are two different quests to play through, if you have 20 minutes. But after all is said and done, I was expecting more. A mild form of disappointment overcame me.
Scooby brings back memories of some of my favorite cartoons. The brainteasers are great, although some of them are too farfetched. The graphics and animations are just like the show. The game play, especially moving Shaggy around, tends to get a bit messy. Scooby leaves you wanting more after the two mysteries. I'm hoping a sequel is on the way, or perhaps a version upgraded to 32-Bit. (That would be awesome.) This game comes highly recommended.
This was a great idea but I think the platform they chose cost it a lot of prestige. I loved the old Scooby mysteries and the game does a very good job of emulating the style that made the cartoon famous. The problem comes in the form of weak-looking graphics, limited sounds and quite frankly, quests that are too short. Besides the token hard puzzle, each of the two mystenes are rather easy and don't have any replay value. I like the game, but I just wish it was CD!
All the classic jokes from the show are in this game, from Shaggy's unmatched hunger (except Scooby doesn't eat it all before Shaggy gets a bite)to the classic "door gag" (you remember, monster chases our gang, they go through another door, soon they are on the ceiling, chasing the monster themselves, ect).
While maybe not always the most fluid all the time, it is a lot more faithful to the old 1960s/1970s cartoon. Especially the backgrounds, which are well done, and represent each location beautifully, and colorfully. The sprites are good, and as they move about the area, grow and shrink to add a touch of realism to the environments. There are some short cutscenes too, which are rather impressive, like the entrances to each of the two mysteries as you start one out (with the gang in the mystery machine), and at times, encounters with the main villain of the mystery who's always scaring people off for whatever reasons. The gang is all faithfully captured in this game.
2005-09-28 Scooby Doo Mystery is a game based on a Scooby Doo cartoon.