Scooby-Doo! Unmasked

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Scooby-Doo! Unmasked
PAL game cover art for PS2
PAL game cover art for PS2
Developer(s) A2M
Publisher(s) THQ
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Designer(s) Flint Dille
John Zuur Platten
Platform(s) Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release date(s) Xbox
  • NA September 12, 2005
  • PAL September 16, 2005
GBA, GameCube & PS2
  • NA September 12, 2005
  • PAL September 23, 2005
Nintendo DS
  • NA October 18, 2005
  • PAL November 11, 2005
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player

Scooby-Doo! Unmasked[1] is the first Scooby-Doo! game released on various console platforms in 2005.

Gameplay[edit]

The player uses Scooby-Doo to take down enemies and collect clues for Velma. Scooby-Doo can change costumes which can give him different moves such as kung-fu and fly like a bat. Without using these costumes some levels may not be possible to finish. This is the third Scooby-Doo game to feature a laugh track. In the Nintendo DS game, there are a few minigames included to make use of its touchscreen.

Plot[edit]

Scooby-Doo and the gang are visiting Fred's cousin Jed at his factory Monstrous Fright and Magic or M.F.M. Once they get there, Jed is missing, and his animatronics have gone haywire. Winslow Stanton tells them Jed is a thief and has stolen his mubber and animatronics. Scooby and the gang explore different areas in search of Jed.

Villains and characters[edit]

  • Scooby-Doo - The famous Great Dane who has a cowardly streak a mile long. The player takes control of him throughout the game. He is voiced by Scott Innes.
  • Shaggy Rogers - The always-hungry skinny dude accompanies Scooby on a few levels (only at the beginning). The player saves Shaggy in the Sewers, Water Park, Dinosaur Exhibit and Medieval Exhibit levels. Bringing food items to Shaggy can earn the player extra hit points. He is also voiced by Scott Innes.
  • Fred Jones - He is looking for his cousin Jed, claiming that his cousin is not behind the attacks and thievery. He is kidnapped, along with Daphne, and caged in the Undersea Exhibit level. He is voiced by Frank Welker.
  • Daphne Blake - The unlucky, yet beautiful, damsel in distress that gets captured in the Temple, Circus Tent, and Undersea Exhibit levels. She is voiced by Grey DeLisle.
  • Velma Dinkley - When the player gathers clues, he/she takes them to Velma, who will evaluate the clues, and open up new areas in the hub. Velma hates to lose her glasses, but likes clues. She is voiced by Mindy Cohn.
  • Winslow Stanton - Winslow is the creator of mubber, which can be shaped into anything. He accuses Jed of stealing his animatronics and mubber, sending Scooby and the gang to Chinatown, where Jed might be delivering things. He is voiced by Adam West.
  • Marcy Stantom - Marcy is Winslow's wife and the woman who helped Stanton create mubber. Not much is known about her.
  • Jed Jones - Jed is the lost cousin of Fred, and an employee of Monstrous Fright and Magic. He is voiced by Chris Edgerly.
  • Magal "Maggie" Xi - Magal "Maggie" Xi was in charge of the Chinese New Year celebrations. She cautions the Mystery Inc. kids to leave Chinatown. She disappears a lot, making her somewhat suspicious. She is voiced by Kim Mai Guest. She is French-Chinese-American.
  • Ho Fong - Not much is known about this mysterious man, who claims to own an Antiques shop in Chinatown. He is voiced by Fred Tatasciore.
  • Alvin Wiener - The Guitar Ghoul's self-professed greatest fan. Hangs around Rockin' Roller Coaster park, hoping to catch a glimpse of his idol. He is voiced by Chris Edgerly.
  • Nikki Starlight - As the Guitar Ghoul's former girlfriend, she is one of the few people to know his secret identity. She is voiced by Kim Mai Guest.
  • Dame Nella Vivante - The curator of the revamped Natural History "Amuseum", which has been plagued with appearances by a monstrous caveman. She is voiced by Susanne Blakeslee.
  • Professor Stalker - A disgruntled professor working at the "Amuseum". He is voiced by Frank Welker.
  • Joseph "Joe" Grimm - Chief of security for the "Amuseum". He is voiced by Fred Tatasciore.

Ghosts[edit]

  • Zen Tuo (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: Mystery Mask Mix-Up) - A powerful spirit haunting Chinatown that controls a flying dragon. He will place a curse on anyone who defies him. He is voiced by Fred Tatasciore.
  • Chinese Zombies - The ghostly henchmen of Zen Tuo.
  • The Guitar Ghoul (The Scooby-Doo Show: The Diabolical Disc Demon) - A mysterious Rock Star whose ghost now allegedly haunts his rock'n'roll-themed amusement park. He is voiced by Chris Edgerly.
  • The Caveman (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: Scooby's Night With a Frozen Fright) - A ghostly caveman who haunts the "Amuseum". He is voiced by Fred Tatasciore.
  • Pterodactyl (The Scooby-Doo Show: Hang in There, Scooby-Doo)- The creation of an ancient pterodactyl. He is a common enemy featured in the amuseum levels. There are two versions of the Pterodactyl, a regular one which is green and an orange one that breathes fire. A giant Fire-Breathing Pterodactyl robot is the final boss. He is voiced by Chris Edgerly.
  • Fire Breathing Groupie - A mechanical woman that can breathe fire. They were originally used to star in the Guitar Ghoul's music and horror videos.
  • The Ninja - Mysterious warriors that can appear out of nowhere, and throw shurikens.
  • Jugglin' Clown (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: Bedlam in the Big Top) - A clown, who is a minion of the Guitar Ghoul, appearing in the theme park levels as a common enemy. Listed as "Juggling Clown" in credits, and voiced by Chris Edgerly.
  • The Black Knight (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: What a Night for a Knight) - A ghost who haunts an old suit of armor. He is a common enemy in the museum levels, and is voiced by Fred Tatasciore.
  • 10,000 Volt Ghost (The Scooby-Doo Show: Watt a Shocking Ghost) - A ghost made out of pure electrical energy. He is voiced by Chris Edgerly.
  • Kung Fu Maiden is a robot that can stretch her hair a long distance. She also attacks by swinging her fan around to hit Scooby.
  • The Beast of Bottomless Lake (The Scooby-Doo Show: The Beast is Awake in Bottomless Lake) - A lake monster that terrorized the Bottomless Lake Village in Canada. Jed is found trapped inside a mubber costume of the villain in the final level.
  • Circus Strongman - Incredibly strong, These people were designed to do numerous tasks. They can also use their cymbals as weapons to cause major destruction and attack unsuspecting civilians.

Worlds[edit]

In Scooby Doo! Unmasked, there are 5 worlds/levels that you play:

  • World 1: Monsterous Fright and Magic- A movie studio which seems empty.
  • World 2: Chinatown- An abandoned chinatown that is ruled by Zen Tuo and his Dragon that emits fireballs.
  • World 3: Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Land- An amusement park which is ruled by the Guitar Ghoul, a rockstar who makes animatronics evil and can emit electrical pulses from his guitar.
  • World 4: Natural History aMuseum- An abandoned museum where monsters hide in exhibits and a cavemans lurks the grounds.
  • World 5: Back To Monsterous Fright and Magic-(Final level)- Winslow Stanton and an army of mubber monsters have taken over the studio and factory.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (GC) 66%[2]
(PS2) 65.96%[3]
(Xbox) 64.50%[4]
(DS) 63.75%[5]
(GBA) 61.60%[6]
Metacritic (GC) 64/100[7]
(Xbox) 62/100[8]
(PS2) 61/100[9]
(DS) 60/100[10]
(GBA) 48/100[11]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 6/10[12]
GameSpot 5.7/10[13]
GameZone (GBA) 8/10[14]
(PS2) 7.3/10[15]
(GC) 7/10[16]
(Xbox) 6.5/10[17]
(DS) 6.2/10[18]
IGN 6.9/10[19]
(DS) 6.5/10[20]
Nintendo Power 7.5/10[21]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 2/5 stars[22]
Official Xbox Magazine 6.4/10[23]
Official Xbox Magazine UK 6/10[24]
PALGN 6/10[25]
TeamXbox 7/10[26]

Scooby-Doo! Unmasked was met with mixed to negative reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 64.50% and 62 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[4][8] 66% and 64 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[2][7] 65.96% and 61 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[3][9] 61.60% and 48 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version;[6][11] and 63.75% and 60 out of 100 for the DS version.[5][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scooby-Doo! Unmasked at the Internet Movie Database
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  12. ^ Gibson, Ellie (December 13, 2005). "Scooby-Doo! Unmasked (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ Provo, Frank (September 23, 2005). "Scooby-Doo! Unmasked Review". GameSpot. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  14. ^ Code Cowboy (October 10, 2005). "Scooby-Doo Unmasked - GBA - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  15. ^ Aceinet (October 12, 2005). "Scooby-Doo Unmasked - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  16. ^ Hollingshead, Anise (October 24, 2005). "Scooby-Doo Unmasked - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 12, 2009. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  17. ^ Zacarias, Eduardo (October 5, 2005). "Scooby-Doo Unmasked - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  18. ^ Sandoval, Angelina (December 7, 2005). "Scooby-Doo Unmasked - NDS - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  19. ^ Casamassina, Matt (September 13, 2005). "Scooby-Doo! Unmasked". IGN. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  20. ^ Nix, Marc (December 14, 2005). "Scooby-Doo! Unmasked (NDS)". IGN. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Scooby-Doo! Unmasked (GC)". Nintendo Power 198: 118. November 2005. 
  22. ^ "Scooby-Doo! Unmasked". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 101. January 2006. 
  23. ^ "Scooby-Doo! Unmasked". Official Xbox Magazine: 131. November 2005. 
  24. ^ Official Xbox Magazine UK staff (October 23, 2005). "Review: Scooby-Doo! Unmasked". Official Xbox Magazine UK. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  25. ^ Luke (October 23, 2005). "Scooby Doo Unmasked Review - PlayStation 2 Video Game Review". PALGN. Archived from the original on December 3, 2011. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  26. ^ Fisher, Matthew (September 19, 2005). "Scooby-Doo! Unmasked Review (Xbox)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on March 11, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 

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