Scooby-Doo-Night of 100 Frights - Box

Scooby-Doo - Night of 100 Frights
Ages: 8 and up

This is my first Scooby on the PlayStation 2, and if it was the only game for it I would return my PS2. After playing the last three of four Scooby titles on the PC, I was expecting something 'special'. What I didn't expect was a Scooby snack arcade. The game focuses on Scooby as he frenetically hunts for keys and clues through a creepy house filled with weird inventions, a spooky cave and, of course a graveyard. The Mystery Inc. characters are basically not there. A laugh track lets you know when something is supposed to be funny. There is just Scooby, frenetically running from screen to screen with pauses for uploads. If you are a Scooby fan and are one of those who buys Scooby Snacks, and are a fan of arcade games, you might like this one. My problem with arcade games is that it could be any character that jumps, runs and collects things. Gimme my PC Scooby back.

Editor Review 7/02

For all you Scooby fans this game is definitely for you and even if you aren't a fan you can still have a good time cruising the halls of Mystic Manor or pathways of a spooky park. I really like creepy things so this game was right up my alley. The game is Spooky in that very Scooby Dooby Doo way, harmless and fun. In this game Scooby must journey all over eerie mansions, frightful parks, creepy coves and of course doing all this at nighttime. There are lots to do in this game and lots of things you have to collect in order to move on to the next level. All this searching may be a good thing if you like that sort of game but it can also be a bit of a bore after a while. Although I am a huge Scooby fan I did get tired of searching and searching and the whole time feeling like I wasn't getting very far. I also got tired of constantly eating Scooby snacks; I thought the snacks would be comparable to the gold coins in Mario Bros. but it just wasn't as fun collecting. What is fun about the game is the jumping from platform to platform before it collapses or swinging from Shaggy's feet whose swinging from a hanging tire in order to leap on top of a crate. Most of the game is only played with just Scoob so if you want the whole Mystery, Inc. gang you won't see too much of them here.

Reviewed by: Stephani H. - 11/03

  • Scooby-Doo-Night of 100 Frights
  • © THQ $39.99
  • PlayStation 2
  • To Order: http://www.amazon.com