Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem

 
Solve puzzles, seek clues, and flee monsters.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Violence & scariness

There are plenty of monsters and ghosts throughout the game, which could possibly frighten the youngest players. They are similar to the villains that are in the cartoon, though, so if your kids can handle that, this will be no problem.

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Parents Need to Know

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.

What's it about?

In SCOOBY-DOO! MYSTERY MAYHEM, the sequel to Night of 100 Frights, players alternate control between Scooby and Shaggy to locate a powerful book called the Tome of Doom, which a wealthy businessman is using to summon a wild assortment of creatures. The main objectives include ensnaring monsters, searching for clues, solving puzzles, and grabbing as many bonus Scooby Snacks as possible along the way.

Each of the six spooky levels will test players' ability to solve puzzles, outsmart villains and capture ghosts with the Tome of Doom. Players will explore environments that include a movie set, bayou, abandoned laboratory, and the Wild West.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Unlike a lot of adventure games, this one has only single-player mode. This allows players to determine their own fate, while giving them the opportunity to learn the tricks needed to solve the mysteries in each unique environment.

Overall, the content is suitable for children of all ages. However, the beginning player may get a bit frustrated by the challenging puzzles that need to be solved to advance, while the more experienced player may quickly get bored with the game.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about which part of the game they enjoy most and why. Do you prefer Scooby games or Scooby TV shows? Why?

Game details

Platforms:PlayStation 2, Xbox
Price:$45
Available online?Not available online
Developer:THQ
Release date:March 25, 2004
Genre:Action/Adventure
ESRB rating:E for (PlayStation 2, Xbox)

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Teen, 15 years old Written byTll22 April 25, 2013
age 4+
 

Scooby-Doo= Kid friendly:))))))))))

This game is perfect for any Scooby-Doo! fan of all ages. I have played the game many times and get great enjoyment out of the experience. Bottom line, let your kids live a little and allow them a chance to escape from the box so many parents trap them in.
What other families should know
Great messages
Easy to play/use
Adult Written bysnes64dsi March 2, 2013
age 18+
 
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WORST Scooby-Doo game EVER!

This game is just hard to beat, Scooby and Shaggy get scared easily (you have to start over from your last save point), you have to press buttons constantly wearing off your thumbs, and Scooby proves to be the only useful character (he can crawl through hard to reach places) therefore rendering Shaggy completely worthless! Other than that, just play the other SD games (Night of 100 Frights, Unmasked, Spooky Swamp, etc), and avoid this one.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Easy to play/use
Kid, 11 years old June 17, 2010
age 2+
 
perfect for all ages to enjoy so good gamplay nice voice acting puzzles and other fun things from what i remember i played this when i was 5 years old on ages 2 and up

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