General info for: Scooby-Doo
Title:
Scooby-Doo
Genre:
Maximum Players:
1
Original Publisher:
Original Release Year:
Original Price:
£7.95
Original Publication:
Spanish Price:
1200 ptas.
Machine Type:
ZX-Spectrum 48K
Multi-Play Type:
Control Types:
Kempston, Cursor, Interface 2 (right)
Known Errors:
Comments:
A much-hyped game, Elite first started advertising this from around Autumn 1985. The advert billed the game as "the first ever computer cartoon" and featured some mouth watering screenshots. The game was to be similar to the laser disc arcade games such as Dragon's Lair. Issue 21 of Crash carried a full preview of the game.

The game was to feature all the characters from the cartoon and was set in a Scottish castle owned by Shaggy's auntie. The castle is haunted and Scooby and the gang have 48 hours to solve the mystery.

The game is said to "feature seven or eight action sequences which are separated by descriptive scenes in which characters in the game interact by meeting together and having a chat..."

"In the action sequences you will follow Scooby and Shaggy as they search the castle and need to help them solve (or avoid) problems as they arise and generally guide them on their way. You drive the action in the game, acting rather like a film director, taking decisions which affect the outcome of events. After each action sequence has been played through, the scene will fade to a descriptive section where you eavesdrop on conversations and can pick up clues, tips and hints which will help you solve the mystery."

The game was scrapped as the Spectrum was not capable of handling such an ambitious project. Issue 47 of Sinclair User reported: "while the graphics in the game ... are supposedly unbelievable the game is a shambles. Lack of memory has been blamed for the failure to release the game". Elite were, however, supposedly considering releasing the game for the 128K Spectrum.

Faster Than Light then developed the game for Elite, a much more conventional platform and ladders game, which was released towards the end of 1986.

The game did spawn the Scooby Award in the Gremlin column of Sinclair User which was given to much-delayed games!
SPOT Comments:
never released
License Information
Name: Hanna-Barbera Productions Inc
Country: USA
Type: Cartoon
Original Name: Scooby-Doo
Compilation Details
Title: 6-Pak
Publisher: Hit-Pak
Release Year: 1987
Original Price: £9.95
Title: Commando + Scooby-Doo
Publisher: Elite Systems Ltd
Release Year: 1989
Original Price:
Title: Frank Bruno's Big Box
Publisher: Elite Systems Ltd
Release Year: 1989
Original Price: £12.99
Title: Thrill Time Gold 2
Publisher: Elite Systems Ltd
Release Year: 1990
Original Price: £9.99
Compilation Contents


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Games In This Series (Under Development)


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Additional material
Loading Screen

Scooby-Doo loading screen


Game Screen

http://spectrumcomputing.co.uk//pub/sinclair/screens/in-game/s/Scooby-Doo.gif in-game
Author & Team Information

  Gargoyle Games

  Gargoyle Games
Authors & Roles


Sorry - No Roles Information Available

Other Platforms
Platform: Amstrad CPC
Hyperlink: Link
Platform: Commodore 64
Hyperlink: Link
Platform: Commodore Plus/4
Hyperlink: Link

Release Information
£7.95
Scooby Doo
£7.95
Scooby Doo in the Castle Mystery
£1.99
Downloads (Loading Screens, Game Screens, Maps, Adverts & Instructions)
Advertisement:
Advertisement:
Advertisement:
Cassette inlay:
In-game screen:
Instructions:
Loading screen:
Re-release cassette inlay:
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Magazine References (Work in Progress)
Date: 11-1985
Page: 35
Article Type: Advert
Date: 12-1985
Page: 24
Article Type: Advert
Date: 12-1985
Page: 25
Article Type: Advert
Date: 4-1986
Page: 62
Article Type: CompoEntry
Date: 3-1986
Page: 14
Article Type: Feature
Date: 11-1985
Page: 26
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 12-1985
Page: 31
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 1-1986
Page: 79
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 11-1986
Page: 2
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 12-1986
Page: 14
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 1-1987
Page: 2
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 2-1987
Page: 2
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 3-1987
Page: 42
Article Type: Map
Date: 11-1985
Page: 8
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 12-1986
Page: 16
Article Type: Review
Date: 3-1987
Page: 42
Article Type: Tips
Date: 10-1985
Page: 28
Article Type: Two-page ad
Date: 11-1986
Page: 164
Article Type: Advert
Date: 12-1986
Page: 154
Article Type: Advert
Date: 1-1987
Page: 196
Article Type: Advert
Date: 11-1985
Page: 110
Article Type: CompoEntry
Date: 10-1986
Page: 58
Article Type: CompoEntry
Date: 2-1986
Page: 107
Article Type: CompoResult
Date: 12-1986
Page: 100
Article Type: CompoResult
Date: 1-1987
Page: 119
Article Type: Feature
Date: 10-1985
Page: 140
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 12-1985
Page: 8
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 1-1986
Page: 18
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 3-1987
Page: 67
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 6-1987
Page: 49
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 6-1988
Page: 39
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 12-1988
Page: 60
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 1-1986
Page: 52
Article Type: Letters
Date: 1-1987
Page: 96
Article Type: Map
Date: 10-1985
Page: 130
Article Type: Preview
Date: 9-1986
Page: 94
Article Type: Preview
Date: 10-1986
Page: 30
Article Type: Review
Date: 11-1988
Page: 112
Article Type: Review
Date: 8-1989
Page: 43
Article Type: Review
Date: 11-1985
Page: 42
Article Type: Two-page ad
Date: 9-1985
Page: 10
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 3-1986
Page: 205
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 9-1985
Page: 301
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 12-1985
Page: 404
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 9-1999
Page: 0
Article Type: Information
Date: 6-1987
Page: 32
Article Type: Feature
Date: 4-1987
Page: 16
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 2-1986
Page: 7
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 8-1986
Page: 7
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 10-1986
Page: 105
Article Type: Preview
Date: 11-1986
Page: 58
Article Type: Review
Date: 8-1988
Page: 42
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 9-1993
Page: 9
Article Type: Feature
Date: 9-1993
Page: 9
Article Type: Feature
Date: 4-1988
Page: 29
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 7-1986
Page: 11
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 8-1986
Page: 5
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 11-1986
Page: 38
Article Type: Review
Date: 10-1989
Page: 46
Article Type: Review
Date: 9-1985
Page: 11
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 12-1985
Page: 3
Article Type: News/Note