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Video Game / Scooby-Doo: First Frights

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Scooby-Doo! First Frights is a 2009 platform video game based on the popular cartoon character of the same name.

The game consists of four episodes, each of them having younger versions of Mystery, Inc. collecting clues to determine the true identity of the monster disguise after facing said monster in a boss fight.

A sequel was released in 2010 titled Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp.

This game provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Adaptational Badass: Mystery Inc. went from non-combatants in the original series to combatants in this video game, especially Daphne, who goes from Damsel in Distress to a Kick Chick.
  • *Cough* Snark *Cough*: In Episode 4, Costington has a habit of coughing before making remarks at the expense of Baron Von Richenstoof, Scooby, and Shaggy.
  • Episodic Game: The game is set in 4 episodes.
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  • Expy: Tim Toiler from Episode 2 is essentially an evil Willy Wonka who makes toys instead of candy.
  • Final Boss: The Witch Queen is the final boss fought in the game due to being the boss of the fourth and final episode.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Episode 2 has the gang encounter Numbers, a boy who invents gadgets to try and track down the one behind the toy army at the carnival.
  • Horned Hairdo: Tim Toiler from Episode 2 has hair shaped like a pair of horns.
  • Kick Chick: Daphne fights by kicking.
  • Laugh Track: The fourth Scooby-Doo game to feature the use of a laugh track.
  • Precocious Crush: Teenage Daphne has a crush on adult Seth Angler in Episode 3.
  • Real After All: The Witch Queen is implied to actually be a genuine supernatural threat and not just a criminal in a costume, as no explanation is given for her powers and her suspected true identity Lady Azarni is hinted to be long deceased.
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  • Throw the Book at Them: Velma's fighting style, literally.
  • Villain Song: The first phase of the boss fight against the Phantom in Episode 1 has the Phantom sing to Mystery, Inc. about how they'll get in trouble for trying to thwart him.


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