Reviews and Problems with Scooby Doo: Mystery Mayhem
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Solve puzzles, seek clues, and flee monsters.
Common Sense Media
9 October 2004
Summary: Parents need to know that this game probably will only appeal to a small age group. There is no violence, but ghosts and monsters that chase Scooby and Shaggy may frighten young players. First-timers may be frustrated by the challenging puzzles that need to be solved to advance, while mature players will probably master the game in minutes and be ready to move on to something else.
Excerpt: The Mystery Inc. gang has found themselves in yet another ghoul-filled crime. This time Shaggy and Scooby-Doo will take control of the Tome of Doom to help vanquish ghastly ghosts and goblins. Scooby-Doo: Mystery Mayhem puts you in control of those two famous chickens through five seemingly unlinked episodes. Mystery Mayhem boasts some better-than-average graphics and models, not to mention great in-game animations (like when Scooby helps Shaggy get on top of a box).
Excerpt: It's not often that you get a game that looks and feels like the movie it's based on. So often it's just a standard platformer with movie graphics. Not here, though. A2M took the time to do Scooby right, and the game is full of Scooby-Doo style. Click here to find out if it's enough to make it worth playing.
Excerpt: Just in time for the theatrical release of Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed , synergy-minded THQ has brought Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem to consoles. A cowardly talking dog with a debilitating speech impediment is pretty timeless comedy, and the game is easy enough that it will probably appeal to the 10-and-under set. Nostalgic adults might be able to get some campy fun out of the cheesy plot elements and canned laugh track, though if they do, it's purely coincidental.
Excerpt: For a company to make a decent licensed game is usually a fluke. For a company to consistently make them, though, shows nothing less than a true commitment to giving gamers nothing but the absolute best. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom, and now Scooby-Doo: Mystery Mayhem, have me thinking that THQ is one of these companies.