Ed, Edd n Eddy - Scam of the Century  - Review

Ed, Edd n Eddy - Scam of the Century
Ages: Everyone

This game has some things going for it. The Three Es, separated now, must play to their individual strengths without brotherly help. Depending upon your choice of character, your skills/attributes will range from low to high jumps, slow to fast runs and special attacks like tossing books or wads of gum, sneezing, or banging your head on the ground. The high jumps are quite spectacular, propelling Eddy up to the clouds.

The game's art follows that of the series on the Cartoon Network drawings that look as if done by a palsied hand an unusual style for shaded cel animation. The first game of this series, produced by Midway, came out for the 2005 Holiday season and made it to three platforms. This year's offering by D3Publisher is only on the DS. The back story is that the neighbors have found Eddy's "Book of Scams" and are out to get them. So what's with the crows?

Unfortunately, all the work what went into this game is lost because the game is marred by too quick kills, too few checkpoints and not enough saves. When will designers realize that making players return to the beginning results in frustration, big time? OK to make games hard, but progress must be rewarded. Gamers buy a game because they want to play it not to stroke the designers ego buffed by an unplayable, difficult game.

Fun Factor: None.
Player Friendly: Not friendly - first kill - 3 minutes.

Reviewed by: Editor - 11/07

  • Ed, Edd n Eddy - Scam of the Century
  • © D3 Publishers/Art Co
  • Platform(s): GBDS
  • To Order: GBDS http://www.amazon.com/ $29.95