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John Zuur Platten
GBA, GameCube & PS2
Scooby-Doo! Unmasked is a video game released in 2005 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS.
The player controls 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, shooting pungers with an arrow, 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 version, there are a few minigames included to make use of its touchscreen.
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. Going to Chinatown, the gang meet Magal "Maggie" Xi who warns them of the powerful Zen Tuo before disappearing when a dragon roar is heard. Scooby finds clues and goes down a sewer to track Zen Tuo, saves Shaggy and Daphne and battles Zen Tuo's dragon. Defeating Zen Tuo, its revealed to be Maggie Xi in the costume, as Velma admits she gave it away when disappearing into the sewer entrance when they first met, using the dragon as a distraction. Maggie Xi cackles and disintegrates into mubber, with a male voice telling them they "can't catch what they can't hold!" Though Fred knows that the voice might be Jed, he remains in disbelief.
Velma tracks the voice to the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Land where the gang meet Alvin Wiener who tells them that the famous Guitar Ghoul is haunting the amusement park. Scooby finds clues that tell of disturbing events (rides going havoc, animatronics chasing people). In time, Shaggy falls down a slide, promoting Scooby to save him. After a scare from the Guitar Ghoul, the two meet Nikki Starlight who was Guitar Ghoul's girlfriend. Afterward, Daphne is trapped in a cage and is saved by Scooby in another costume. Regrouping, the Guitar Ghoul mocks the gang, as Scooby finds his location and defeats him. The Guitar Ghoul is revealed to be Alvin, as Velma tells them that his band that was not successful, blaming himself and became jealousy of the real Guitar Ghoul. Nikki Starlight reveals herself as the real Guitar Ghoul, not wanting her career effect her life. Velma tells Scooby to smell his costume, revealing it to be mubber as Alvin tells the gang that he was not given name, but a change of revenge. Nikki gives the gang information on where to go - Natural History Museum.
There, the gang learn that the Caveman haunts the museum and a Pterodactyl takes Shaggy when giving Scooby a drumstick, promoting Scooby to save him again. Saving Shaggy, Scooby finds a large bone in the tar pit. Scooby later finds a contract from Stanton and gives it to Velma, as Fred and Daphne are trapped in a cage, but are freed by Scooby in his archer costume. The gang battle the Caveman, defeating him. The Chief Security Guard Joseph Grim is revealed to be the Caveman, using bumping oil machines to gain petroleum. Velma asks where is his partner who gave him the mubber costume, revealing that all chains of events go back to Mr. Stanton, who put them on a wild goose chase.
The gang head back to Monstrous Fright and Magic to confront Stanton, finding Jed inside a Beast of Bottomless Lake costume where Stanton trapped him when he learned he was no good. Stanton voice is heard over microphone, and the gang with Jed go to confront him, only to have to battle Pterodactyl. Scooby defeats the Pterodactyl and returns to Stanton. The real Stanton appears behind the group, as Scooby licks the imposter, tasting mubber. With the use of a light, its revealed to be Marcy who was behind all this. Marcy tells them that Stanton took all the credit on the creation of mubber, filled with anger to ruin his reputation. Begging for forgiveness, Marcy and Stanton console and Stanton allows her to be his partner in the company. The game ends with Shaggy making a mubber which (a sandwich with mubber), before eating it, Scooby uses the light to disintegrate it. Velma replies "Now that's what I call a "light" snack!" with the gang laughing, and another mystery solved.
Villains and characters
- Scooby-Doo - The famous Great Dane who has a cowardly streak a mile long. The player takes control of him throughout the game.
- Shaggy Rogers - The always-hungry skinny dude accompanies Scooby in 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.
- 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.
- Daphne Blake - The unlucky, yet beautiful, damsel in distress that gets captured in the Temple, Circus Tent, and Undersea Exhibit levels.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 French-Chinese-American.
- Ho Fong - Not much is known about this mysterious man, who claims to own an Antiques shop in Chinatown.
- Alvin Wiener - The Guitar Ghoul's self-professed greatest fan. Hangs around Rockin' Roller Coaster park, hoping to catch a glimpse of his idol.
- Nikki Starlight - As the Guitar Ghoul's former girlfriend, she is one of the few people to know his secret identity.
- Dame Nella Vivante - The curator of the revamped Natural History "Amuseum", which has been plagued with appearances by a monstrous caveman.
- Professor Stalker - A disgruntled professor working at the "Amuseum".
- Joseph "Joe" Grimm - Chief of security for the "Amuseum".
- 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.
- 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.
- The Caveman (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: Scooby's Night With a Frozen Fright) - A ghostly caveman who haunts the "Amuseum".
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 10,000 Volt Ghost (The Scooby-Doo Show: Watt a Shocking Ghost) - A ghost made out of pure electrical energy.
- 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.
In Scooby Doo! Unmasked, there are 5 worlds/levels that you play:
- World 1: Monstrous Fright and Magic - A movie studio which seems empty.
- World 2: Shuddery Showdown in Chinatown - An abandoned chinatown that is ruled by Zen Tuo and his Dragon that emits fireballs.
- World 3: Rockin' Roller Coaster Terror - 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: Harum Scare'em at the Museum - An abandoned museum where monsters hide in exhibits and a cavemans lurks the grounds.
- World 5: Back to Monstrous Fright and Magic- Winslow Stanton and an army of mubber monsters have taken over the studio and factory.
Scooby-Doo! Unmasked was met with average reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 64.50% and 62 out of 100 for the Xbox version; 66% and 64 out of 100 for the GameCube version; 65.96% and 61 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version; 61.60% and 48 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version; and 63.75% and 60 out of 100 for the DS version.
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