Scooby-Doo! First Frights review

This would have been fun if it weren't for those meddling kids

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Can swap out characters

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    It's the whole Scooby gang!

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    Good for stoners


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    Herky-jerky enemies

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    Camera makes drunken swoops

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The Scooby-Doo cartoon was rubbish really, wasn%26rsquo;t it? Yeah, yeah, it%26rsquo;s a %26lsquo;classic%26rsquo; %26ndash; whatever. It wasn%26rsquo;t particularly scary or funny, and if we wanted to watch a stoned bloke talk to a weird dog, we%26rsquo;d hang out at the local park more often. Its continued popularity is therefore a mystery to us, particularly when Scoobs and the gang turn up in limp games like this.

Investigating a series of unrelated mysteries, you control various members of the crime-solving troop, swapping between them if you like, but it doesn%26rsquo;t make much difference. Whoever you play as, you%26rsquo;ll be smashing objects to get items, engaging in frustrato-combat with herky-jerky enemies and struggling to deal with the camera%26rsquo;s drunken swoops. It%26rsquo;s just not much fun, which is a bit of an oversight for a game%26hellip;

Nov 9, 2009

More info

US censor rating"Everyone 10+","Everyone 10+","Everyone 10+"
UK censor rating"7+","7+","7+"
Alternative names"Scooby Doo! First Frights "
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)