Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp

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Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp
Developer(s) Torus Games
Publisher(s) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platform(s) Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA September 14, 2010
  • AUS September 29, 2010
  • EU October 15, 2010
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Multiplayer

Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp[1] is a third person platform game with action elements developed by Torus Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 2, Wii and Nintendo DS consoles and also for Microsoft Windows.[2] The game was first released on September 14, 2010 in North America and was released in the following weeks in PAL regions. It is the fifth Scooby-Doo! video game title to come to sixth generation consoles. The game is a follow up to Scooby-Doo! First Frights.

Plot summary[edit]

Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, as hungry as ever, venture into the swamp following a scent. There they meet swamp resident Lila who asks them to recover ingredients to finish her stew. Shaggy and Scooby set off with the gang to solve two mysteries while secretly collecting the ingredients

Gameplay[edit]

Spooky Swamp is primarily a third-person game with action elements. The player controls the five members of the Mystery Inc. The primary goal of the game is to solve mysteries and find ingredients to Lila's stew. Each character of the gang has different skills and functions. The games has light puzzle elements that allow the player reach higher platforms and objects. The game's combat system allows the character to run, jump, and perform attacks to fend off enemies that are encountered. The whole plot of the game and the stories are original. The characters' health bar goes down when a villain or enemy punches them, and it can only be restored by time or by defeating the enemies. The game contains many collectibles that are distributed in specific secret locations in the three different locations. The collectibles are: ingredients for a hoagie; the letters of the word 'Scooby'; Scooby-Doo's collar medallion; blue ghosts photographs; and costumes. Collectibles, options, cheat codes, rewards and more can be accessed on the Swamp's Clubhouse. By defeating enemies, small masks are collected; upon reaching a specified number of masks, the information about the equivalent enemy are shown in the Clubhouse. The player can get trophies for doing certain tasks. The player can also play with a friend in multiplayer co-operation.

Besides the marsh, El Muncho and Howling Peaks can also be accessed.[3] El Muncho is a Southwestern ghosttown and is ruled by the unnamed Sheriff. There also lives Charles Costington, one of the characters that appeared in First Frights, the twins Emilio and Esteban González, and the secret spy Romero Rodriguez. El Muncho was frightened by the El Scaryachi, who wanted to keep Costington away from the town. In Howling Peaks, a snowing alpine village, lives Daphne's cousin Anna Blake (another who appeared in First Frights), the snowboarder Mushoshi "Moose" Whyte, Dustin Planks, the tracker Barry "Baz" Buckley, and Sergio Dupont. The place was frightened by Yeti, who wanted to put away the tourists. In the Swamp, lives Lila, a intelligent girl who loves cooking.

Just like First Frights, the game interface and its gameplay are highly reminiscent of TT Games Lego game series.

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Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (Wii) 68.88%[4]
(DS) 65%[5]
Metacritic (Wii) 76/100[6]
(DS) 52/100[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
Nintendo Life (Wii) 7/10 stars[8]
(DS) 5/10 stars[9]
Nintendo World Report (Wii) 9/10[10]
(DS) 6.5/10[11]

The game was met with positive to mixed reviews. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 68.88% and 76 out of 100 for the Wii version,[4][6] and 65% and 52 out of 100 for the DS version.[5][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp (Wii)". IGN. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Warner Bros. Interactive Announces Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp". IGN. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Scooby Doo! and the Spooky Swamp :: Wii Game Review". Kidzworld. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ McIlvaine, Spencer (December 23, 2010). "Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp (Wii) Review". NintendoLife. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ Kaplan, Zach (December 24, 2010). "Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp (DS) Review". NintendoLife. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ Miller, Zachary (October 3, 2010). "Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp (Wii)". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ Ronaghan, Neal (October 29, 2010). "Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp (DS)". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 

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