Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo

by Dave Thompson, Richard Morton, Julie Hebdon
Hi-Tec Software Ltd
Sinclair User Issue 111, May 1991   page(s) 34,35

Label: Hi-Tek
Memory: 48K/128K
Price: £2.99 Tape
Reviewer: Chris Jenkins

Scooby-dooby-ooby-doo! Hi-Tek's latest Hanna/Barbera cartoon-based game is well up to their usual standards, following on from the ace Boss Cat and well-received Yogi Bear titles.

The latest series of Scooby Doo includes Scooby's nephew, Scrappy Doo.

OK, the smaller of the two ghost busting doggies, Scrappy Doo, was always a pain the tail - the sort of dog who has you reaching for a sock and looking for the nearest pond. But in this title he's the real hero, racing through a haunted castle to save Scooby and Shaggy from a ghostly fate.

This is a straightforward 2-D platforms game, probably best suited to younger gamers - certainly there isn't much challenge to it once you've mastered the art of jumping Scrappy around the battlements, punching monsters on the nose and avoiding deadly skulls and man-eating flowers.

The mono background graphics are fine and the character sprites and animation decent. Scooby and Scrappy Doo just about earns its Scooby-snacks, but it not a howling success, especially compared to the old Scooby Doo title by Gargoyle which hit the shelves a couple of years ago.

There's only one Scooby Doo and as a fan of the original series, I find Scrappy completely superfluous to the comic genius of the Shaggy/Scooby partnership. (Yeah thanks Barry Norman - Phil).

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Graphics: 79%
Sound: 67%
Playability: 70%
Lastability: 73%
Overall: 74%

Summary: I prefer the cast of the original series - Scrappy Doo just makes my blood boil!

Transcript by Chris Bourne

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