Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem

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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem
PAL region Xbox cover art
PAL region Xbox cover art
Developer(s) Artificial Mind and Movement
Publisher(s) THQ
Series Scooby-Doo Edit this on Wikidata
Engine RenderWare
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox
Release Game Boy Advance
  • NA: September 10, 2003
  • PAL: November 7, 2003
PS2, GC & Xbox
  • NA: March 2, 2004
  • PAL: March 26, 2004
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem is a video game based on the Hanna-Barbera/Warner Bros. cartoon Scooby-Doo. The game was released by Artificial Mind and Movement, THQ and Warner Bros. in 2003 for the Game Boy Advance. It was later released for the PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox in 2004.

Gameplay[edit]

The player controls two characters, Shaggy Rogers and Scooby-Doo, as they progress through five levels, solving mysteries for Mystery Inc. Shaggy and Scooby get to switch places when the player wants to play either as Shaggy or Scooby, find a clue then report it to Velma Dinkley and can defeat certain monsters, using the Tome of Doom. Each character has a different ability. Certain levels feature only one playable character. The Tome of Doom can be charged up using magical wisps which the player can collect along their way, when the Tome of Doom is either low on magic or runs out. The player characters have a 'cool meter', which when empty, causes the player to lose control of the character. The player can refill this meter by consuming Scooby Snacks or other foods found in the level. Certain food items are counted as collectibles and unlock bonuses if the player finds all of them within a particular level.

Story[edit]

When Scooby and the gang discover someone has released thousands of real ghosts and monsters from a magic book called The Tome of Doom, they race to solve mysteries and put the monsters back.

Episodes[edit]

The Haunting of Hambridge[edit]

While investigating one of their regular mysteries at Hambridge University Library, the Mystery Inc gang stumble upon an even bigger mystery when they discover the building has become filled with dark spirits and shadowy figures.

Mayhem at the Movies[edit]

The gang goes investigates the mystery of the Red Knight, who has been haunted Milton Brothers Movie Studio. When Daphne is kidnapped by the Red Knight, it's up to Scooby and Shaggy to rescue her.

Weird Wild West[edit]

The gang visits a real ghost town when they investage a haunted dude ranch.

Bad Juju in The Bayou[edit]

The gang investages a bayou full of zombies, and make a pot full of Jumbo.

Hi-Tech Horror[edit]

The gang has finally learned that a technology company called Sherman Tech is behind everything and they head over there to find out what Sherman Tech is up to.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings(Xbox) 59.82%[1]
(PS2) 59.52%[2]
(GC) 55.75%[3]
(GBA) 53.20%[4]
Metacritic(Xbox) 56/100[5]
(PS2) 55/100[6]
(GC) 54/100[7]
(GBA) 53/100[8]
Review scores
PublicationScore
CVG6.8/10[9]
Game Informer(GBA) 6/10[10]
4/10[11]
GameSpot5.6/10[12]
GameZone6.5/10[13][14][15]
(Xbox) 6/10[16]
IGN5.5/10[17]
(GBA) 5/10[18]
Nintendo Power(GBA) 3/5[19]
(GC) 2.2/5[20]
OPM (US)3/5 stars[21]
PALGN6/10[22]
TeamXbox7.4/10[23]
X-Play2/5 stars[24]
The Times4/5 stars[25]

Mystery Mayhem was met with very mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 53.20% and 53 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version;[4][8] 59.82% and 56 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[1][5] 59.52% and 55 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[2][6] and 55.75% and 54 out of 100 for the GameCube version.[3][7]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
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  5. ^ a b "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Scooby-Doo: Mystery Mayhem for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  9. ^ CVG staff (May 2004). "Review: Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem". Computer and Video Games. Archived from the original on June 24, 2007. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  10. ^ Helgeson, Matt (January 2004). "Scooby-Doo: Mystery Mayhem (GBA)". Game Informer (129): 160. Archived from the original on October 2, 2008. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  11. ^ Helgeson, Matt (May 2004). "Scooby-Doo: Mystery Mayhem". Game Informer (133): 94. Archived from the original on January 17, 2008. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  12. ^ Davis, Ryan (April 6, 2004). "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem Review". GameSpot. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  13. ^ Lafferty, Michael (October 12, 2003). "Scooby-Doo: Mystery Mayhem - GBA - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  14. ^ Hopper, Steven (March 29, 2004). "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 28, 2008. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  15. ^ Hollingshead, Anise (March 24, 2004). "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  16. ^ The Bearer (March 23, 2004). "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on March 17, 2008. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  17. ^ Irwin, Mary Jane (March 29, 2004). "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem". IGN. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  18. ^ Harris, Craig (October 6, 2003). "Scooby-Doo: Mystery Mayhem (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  19. ^ "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem (GBA)". Nintendo Power. 174: 154. November 2003.
  20. ^ "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem (GC)". Nintendo Power. 180: 121. May 2004.
  21. ^ "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 88. June 2004.
  22. ^ Keller, Matt (April 2, 2004). "Scooby-Doo: Mystery Mayhem Review - PlayStation 2 Review". PALGN. Archived from the original on June 16, 2007. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  23. ^ Nardozzi, Dale (March 31, 2004). "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem Review (Xbox)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on March 11, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  24. ^ Miller, Skyler (April 27, 2004). "'Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem' (GCN) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on April 29, 2004. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  25. ^ "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem". The Times. April 17, 2004. Retrieved June 11, 2014.(subscription required)

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