Scooby Doo Mystery Mayhem

Common Sense Media says

The monster hunt is on for gumshoes ages 5 to 7.





What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Violence & scariness
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Nothing commercial yet this is a brand extension

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this game is perfectly suitable for kids 6 and up and even for some alert 5-year-olds. The only potential concern is that older kids (8+) won't find it very interesting, so it's a better purchase for younger kids.

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What's it about?

Kids can play SCOOBY DOO MYSTERY MAYHEM as either Shaggy or Scooby. Players can go back and forth between the two. They can explore a movie set, the wild West, a bayou or a creepy laboratory. What starts as a routine ghost hunting caper turns into the usual assortment of frights and twists.

Using the sinister Tome of Doom and other found items, players knock off the creeps, solve the mystery, and find the mastermind of all the mayhem.

Is it any good?


Standard fare for Scooby-Doo cartoon fans, but amusing with nothing objectionable.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about mysteries. Was this one very suspenseful? Did you enjoy solving it yourself, or do you prefer watching the characters on the cartoon show?

Game details

Platforms:Game Boy Advance
Available online?Not available online
Release date:October 13, 2003
Genre:Role Playing
ESRB rating:E for (Game Boy Advance)

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Adult Written bymaverick5 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age


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