A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that while some scenes are dark and spooky, they are never too scary for the intended audience. The puzzles are challenging, and different from those found in other games.
What's it about?
SCOOBY-DOO! CASE FILE #2: THE SCARY STONE DRAGON combines two things kids love: a good mystery and Scooby-Doo. Featuring the Great Dane of cartoon fame, this new computer game transports kids to China to solve a mystery involving a stone dragon that appears to have come alive. When Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, and Fred arrive in China for a vacation, the mysterious appearance of a stone dragon kicks their sleuthing senses into high gear. As they explore the Emperor's Underground Palace and surrounding areas, they meet five suspects and encounter six logic games. By playing the logic games, kids earn clues to solve the mystery. In one such game, children help Scooby aim his slingshot at a brick wall to rotate certain bricks to create an order where the color or shape of a brick matches its neighboring brick. Kids crack this case with the help of a Casebook--a grid that allows kids to determine what they know as they sort out which clues incriminate which suspects.
Is it any good?
This exciting mystery can be played on three levels of difficulty, and the culprit changes each time you play, so it offers lots of replayability. The program also provides two mini-activities, plenty of printables, and clickables that reveal information about Chinese history and customs. Typical Scooby-Doo humor reverberates throughout the game, so expect to hear plenty of giggling.