Just released September 14, 2010, Scooby Doo and the Spooky Swamp is already a hit for kids of all ages. The ESRB is E10, but that is due to animated blood, cartoon mischief, and cartoon violence, something that any fan of Scooby Doo already acknowledges and expects. After all, no mystery is accomplished with all the characters unscathed.
Developed by Torus Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Scooby Doo and the Spooky Swamp action and adventure video game is available at Amazon.com. The PlayStation 2 platform is $19.99, Nintendo DS is $29.99, and WII is $39.75. As always, you might find a lower new price when you sign in to Amazon.com.
Some will consider this a ‘just in time for Halloween’ video game; I regard it as another fun, wholesome, Scooby Doo action-adventure game good anytime of year. Players guide Velma, Fred, Shaggy, and Daphne as they search through haunted locations, trying to solve the mystery of the swamp girl and her strange swamp brew, first encountered in the swamp. Color-coded puzzles help the player along. Hand-to-hand combat, club-like weapons, and my favorite, slingshots, help the player battle and defeat supernatural enemies, such as skeletons, werewolves, exceedingly huge crocodiles, and evil snowmen in the Alpine village.
I found two trailers I enjoyed watching for the Scooby Doo and the Spooky Swamp video game. The first one, here, is the traditional trailer, giving a taste for what you will find when you purchase the video game. The second one, here, stars voice over icon Frank Welker. It is entertaining and informative, as he is very interactive with the trailer.
The characters, although close to being real, are definitely cartoon characters, in the style of the Scooby Doo cartoons. Anyone who knows Scooby Doo will enjoy the opportunity to take part in solving the mystery found in Scooby Doo and the Spooky Swamp video game.
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