In honor of a new addition to the site (which I'll get to in a minute), I wanted to do a fun article about my favorite online Scooby-Doo games.
This past week, I've been working hard on a new page for the site, listing the very best Scooby-Doo games out in the vast world that is the Internet. Why not all Scooby games, you may ask? To be honest, a lot of Scooby games aren't there aren't incredibly well done or have abysmal graphics - most of those being the non WB-sanctioned games. Admittedly, for those of us who are watching Scooby as teens or adults, some of these games are a bit kiddy. But hey, even I've caught myself playing some of the games in a moment of boredom every once in a while, because they're fun for everyone :). This page includes my personal favorite Scooby games, along with some fun whimsical ones. Unfortunately, many of my previous favorite games were taken down by WB :( , but I still added every remaining game I consider the best of the best. As I'm sure I didn't add every single Scooby game out there, if you have a favorite Scooby game you want added to the page, please feel free to email me and I will put it up! You can check out the page here.
In honor of this new page, I'd like to narrow down the games on that page to my top ten favorites. I've placed a link to the games on each of the titles for your convenience.
10. Be Cool Scooby-Doo: It's Dark Out There
If you know of Candy Crush or Temple Run, this is another one of those super simple games that is for some reason addictively fun. All you have to do is click on the monster eyes before they capture you, but it gets super addictive super quickly. I know when I first played it, I was like "Oh, that was easy," but then before I knew it, I had been playing for a half an hour trying to beat my record. (I got 62 - see if you can beat it!) So simply due to it's simplicity and it's addictiveness, it's a fun game to play if you're bored or just need some mental stimulation between doing other things.
9. Race to Wrestlemania
For those of you who remember the online game that was a companion to Camp Scare (ominously titled "Run for Your Life!") which was sadly discontinued, this game reminds me a lot of that one. In "Race to WrestleMania," you have to try to make it to WWE City and outrun the Ghost Bear, which is the same Ghost Bear in the first Scooby/WWE movie from 2014. This is another really fun fast-paced game for when you're bored, which I've placed it as #9 on the list.
8. Scooby-Doo Snapshot
Missing the old Zoinks Points? Miss it no more, because now you can make spooky scenes with Scooby and the gang, plus many classic villains by playing this game. I love this game basically because of the nostalgia of Zoinks Points, which is in a very pathetic state as of currently. A nice throwback for fellow Zoinks Points fans.
7. Big Air 2: Curse of the Half-Pipe
Ah, the addictive games are the best ones, aren't they? This is another addictive-because-it's-simple game. The premise is, you're Scooby (or you can also pick from Shaggy or the Mystery Machine), and you have to try to get your skateboard to make the highest jump possible. I'll admit, when I first played the game, I was like "Oh, that's it?" when my first game had finished. But, once you get started, you'll be hooked and trying to beat your previous high score (I believe I got to nearly 5,000 feet once!). You can also choose from three game modes in this game, but I highly recommend the Arcade Mode. Arcade Mode allows you to automatically spin a wheel which will give you various special abilities, such as boost, rocket jump, etc.
6. Horror on the High Seas
Sure, the three previous games fall into the simple-but-addictive category, but something about a game with a good plot really makes the game better as a whole. In this game, Shaggy and Scooby are vacationing alone on a ship. Suddenly, all the other passengers disappear, and ghost pirates attack the ship. It's up to you to solve the mystery by completing each task successfully. This game includes four parts in total. The various tasks are actually fun and challenging (and I'm saying this as an adult) and is honestly very interesting. I highly recommend this game!
5. Scooby-Doo and the Creepy Castle
While the premise is simple in some ways, I like this game because it's genuinely a bit challenging. The premise is this: The Ghost King is trying to scare Scooby! Look for objects or other ways to trap the ghost around the castle rooms before he scares Scooby stiff! If you are scared by the ghost four times in one level, you lose the game. However, you can find boxes of Scooby Snacks around the castle to lower your fear level. Also, you must rescue Velma, Daphne and Fred, who the ghost king has captured. Maybe this sounds simple so far, but here's the catch: you DON'T use the objects in order! They could be used in any order - it's up to you to use your sleuthing skills to figure out where and when to use it. However, you don't have to be paranoid...usually whenever the Ghost King jumps out at you, you will see a piece of his crown or his head peeking out a few seconds before he jumps out so you have time to figure out what item goes where. The music is also really spooky, though a friendly word of warning, keep the volume low! I unfortunately made the mistake of thinking the volume was too quiet before the game had loaded, so I turned the volume all the way up, and...well, you can probably guess what happened next lol.
4. Mayan Monster Madness
This is a fantastic four-part story game which features a villain which is none other than...a Mayan god! Maybe that's lame but I thought it was a pretty cool choice of villain at least lol. The premise is this: Scooby and Shaggy are looking to make some chili...and what other way is there to make chili other than adding the hottest pepper in the world? Shaggy and Scooby look for the sacred pepper, but on their journey, a Mayan god chases them! In this story game, you have to solve the mystery by completing each task successfully. This game includes four parts in total. This is another great game to kill an hour. But before I make my final point, I just want to say how creepy a title "The Temple of Lost Souls" (the final part of the game) is for a supposed kids' game! Oh, and a word of warning, last time I played Part 2 (Creepy Cave Cave-In), there was a glitch in the game that prevented you from completing the last task. I didn't have a chance to see if the glitch was still in the game, so if it doesn't work, don't judge me! lol
3. Scooby Trap
Before I get into the game, let me just say, if you play this game with the sound on, you will never be able to get the catchy background music out of your head! I have it stuck in my head as I'm writing this....and I played this yesterday! So maybe consider playing with the sound off? haha But onto the game, this game does a great job of integrating classic villains such as the Werewolf, Frankenstein, the Zombie, the Witch, the Phantom of Vazquez Castle, the Green Ghosts, and many more. The game is quite simple actually, simply jump on the villains to defeat them and make it to the end to find the gang! There are 9 levels to complete. This game is quite fun and once you start, it's tough to stop without making it to the end (it's that addictive!).
2. Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King
So as the title says this is based on the movie Goblin King, and this game is really complex and fun! You get to pick your broom and you, as Shaggy or Scooby, have to ride your broom and shoot down all of the goblins with your pumpkins! You have tp try to make it through each of the five levels, and once you've completed all five, you move on to the final level where you have to defeat Krudsky himself! This game is so complex it's hard to explain in such a short description, so I'll let you all play it for yourself. But it's an action-adventure game that is a must-play!
1. Haunts For The Holidays
Though it may be an unpopular opinion, I can safely say this is my favorite Scooby-Doo game on the Internet. Besides being incredibly festive for the cold wintery, holiday season, the mystery and adventure aspect of this game is awesome! Here's the premise: Scooby and Shaggy are watching the play A Christmas Carol when all three ghosts from the story become real and chase off everyone in the kingdom that the play is being put on at. Worse yet, the Ghost of Christmas Present has stolen the queen's crown! It is up to Shaggy and Scooby to reclaim the crown in this festive three-part story game. The Ghost of Christmas Past's design is soooo cool and creepy too! This game is wonderfully fantastical and I recommend that if you play any of these games I've listed, you play this game.
Well, that's it for this article, I hope you enjoyed reading this and that you enjoy the new page!
~ WildwindVampire ~