“Scooby-Doo!: First Frights”
There were few things that I loved more as a kid than watching Scooby-Doo on the television with some sort of after school snack. I stuck with the show through A Pup Named Scooby-Doo but I drew the line at that second live-action movie. Needless to say, I’ve basically pushed anything related to the series out of my mind but that might be about to change.
Scooby-Doo! First Frights has been released for the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS and it actually looks like it could be fun. Sure, the characters don’t really look anything like they did in the original cartoon but it’s a video game so I’m willing to let that slide. The main thing is that this is a family-friendly title that gamers of all ages could enjoy.
The plot surrounds the gang who are uniting for the first time (it’s a prequel to the original show) as they explore “spooky environments, solve puzzles, combat enemies and collect clues to unmask devious villains and gain prestige as world famous sleuths.”
The game includes 22 levels and four mysteries that will take players through the Phantom Cruise Ship, Haunted High School, Foreboding Castle and more. You’ll be able to disguise Shaggy, Scooby, Fred, Velma and Daphne when necessary which I’m sure will lead to some laughs.
Here’s a quick preview of the game. It’s cheesy but what did you expect?