Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (video game)
|Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase|
|Developer(s)||Art Co., Ltd (PS)
Software Creations (GBA)
|Distributor(s)||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment|
Game Boy Advance
Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase is a Scooby-Doo video game based on the Warner Brothers film Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase. The game was released for the PlayStation and Game Boy Advance in 2001. The game became a Greatest Hits title in 2003.
Scooby-Doo and the gang find themselves in cyberspace. A new villain called the Phantom Virus must be stopped. Scooby and Shaggy must go through 21 levels to defeat him and his evil villains. Along the way they collect Scooby snacks for points, Scooby tags for extra lives, hamburgers for health and pies for weapons. Fred and Daphne are not present until the end of the game and Velma helps Scooby and Shaggy to overcome obstacles.
In the game, the player controls Scooby-Doo and Shaggy in a 3D environment. The player defeats bosses, and tracks down Scooby snacks and other pick-ups. The main goal of the game is to defeat the Phantom Virus, a computer virus which has been terrorizing video games. The game consists of 7 stages and 21 levels in total. The player controls Scooby in stages one, four, six, and seven, and Shaggy in stages two, three, and five.
Stage One: Stage one is called "Classic Japan" and consists of two normal levels and a third which is where the player must defeat a "boss" to collect the box of Scooby snacks. This happens in every stage. The boss in this stage is a Japanese samurai.
Stage Three: Stage three is called "Arctic Circle" and consists of three levels. The boss in this stage is the Phantom Virus, riding a snowball blowing polar bear.
Stage Four: Stage four is called "Prehistoric Jungle" and consists of three levels. The boss in this stage is a ferocious T-rex.
Stage Five: Stage five is called "The Big City" and consists of three levels. The boss in this stage is the robot "Charlie" which was featured in the episode eight, "Foul Play in Funland", of the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You series.
Stage Six: Stage six is called "Egypt" and consists of three levels. The boss in this stage is the Phantom Virus and several mummies.
Stage Seven: Stage seven is called "Amusement Park" and it consists of three levels; it is the last stage in the game. Just like the movie, this contains the final and hardest level of the game. The boss is the Phantom Virus.
Some levels are different from the film. In the film the gang goes to the Ocean, Backyard, Medieval Europe, and the Moon. But in the game they don't have these levels. In the film The Big City and Amusement Park were together, but in the game they're separate. All the levels are in a different order than the film. In the film the order is Moon, Rome, Prehistoric, Ocean, Backyard, Japan, Egypt, Medieval Europe, Arctic, and Big City. In the game it's Japan, Rome, Arctic, Prehistoric, Big City, Egypt, and Amusement Park.
The game was met with mixed reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 61.67% and 51 out of 100 for the PlayStation version, and 60% and 50 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version.
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