Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Swamp is a Adventuring game available on the Wii DS. It can be played in Thirdperson Sharedscreen Competitive modes.
Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Swamp is a Adventuring game. Adventure games are enjoyed for two reasons: they provide enemy encounters that require tactics and strategy to conquor, and they create a fantasy world in which to explore and adventure.
Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Swamp can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.
Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Swamp can be played in a Sharedscreen mode. Shared Screen Multiplayer games create a multiplayer experience where players all share the same screen space. Rather than splitting the screen into portions for each player the game scales to fit each player in view even when they are a long way apart. Football and fighting games often take this approach as the shared view doesn't impede the players ability to take part in the action.
Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Swamp can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.
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Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Swamp returns us to the light-horror mysteries that made the original series such a success. Co-op play and no Scrappy make this a game the kids let me get away with.
Scooby-doo is a clever series for kids. By combining comedy and earnest characters in a range of situations from the ridiculous to the seriously scary it appealed on a number of levels. I remember watching it when pretty young, being a little bit scared of the ghosts and ghouls who "would have got away with it".
Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Swamp sticks commendably close to the original show's format. But if you don't have warm fuzzy childhood memories to bolster the mystery antics, it becomes a Scooby themed single-player version of the Lego DS games.
Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Swamp went a little over my head. I've never really "got" why the cartoon was so popular. I have the feeling that because there was less viewing choice back then, having any cartoon with a mildly grownup theme was an exciting idea.
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