Kid Watch: Scooby-Doo Mystery Cases

Kid Watch: Scooby-Doo Mystery Cases

Feb 23, 2018

When it comes to iconic franchises (and detectives), few match the name recognition of the forever-hungry, anthropomorphic Great Dane Scooby-Doo. Heck, I grew up singing “Where are you?” on Saturday mornings.

Scary movies adaptations aside, it’s a great series to stay attached too, if not for nostalgia alone, then also for those of us mired in that wondrous thing called parenthood. We can always share simple pleasures like Scooby-Doo Mystery Cases.

This one is a Sunday-easy hidden object mystery thriller. Of course. What better way to re-introduce those meddling kids?

Those familiar with the recent incarnations of the cartoon will know and most likely appreciate the fun artwork; the whole gang makes an appearance in one form or another, in familiar gear, and help move the game along. It utilizes smooth animations and effects, and the sound matched nicely.

And then… it boils down to the aforementioned hidden object caper. It’s leveled, and the idea is to find object cleverly concealed in background still images. The idea is to find said objects — preferably as quickly as possible and without helpers — so as to get to the next part of the mystery.


The art is well done here, and the objects are not that hard to find. There is a decent amount of repetition… you can repeat levels, and while they repeated levels are usually not completely identical, there there is a good deal of overlap: just enough to keep a young person engaged/challenged without being too frustrated. There are limited hints, but, as hinted at earlier finishing without using them (and under the premium time) leads to three stars.

It’s good enough to not be too childlike; I was able to get some enjoyment, and even able to challenge the my two (12 and younger) to timed battles of sorts.

It’s an easy game, easy to like and pleasant to play — and even might span generations. Not bad at all, for kids and kids at heart.

Tre Lawrence
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