Scooby-Doo! First Frights is a 3D platform video game released in 2009 for the Wii and Nintendo DS. It was developed by Torus Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game tied in with the release of Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins on DVD. This is the 4th Scooby-Doo game to use a laugh track.
The game starts with the Mystery, Inc. gang at their "incorporation" (really just a small house in a swamp, as seen in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed). Velma arrives with a newspaper, announcing to the gang that there will be a food festival at Keystone Castle. Scooby and Shaggy like the idea of going, but Daphne reminds them that they promised to help her cousin Anna at the St. Louis High School Musical. Scooby and Shaggy want to help her, but they plan to get it done quickly so they can go to the food festival. The game divides in to four episodes from here.
Scooby-Doo! First Frights is a 3D linear platformer with light puzzle elements, and it contains 22 levels and 4 episodes. You can play as Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, or Fred. Scooby Doo has a sausage string to hit with, blocking capability, and the ability to crawl into vents. Shaggy shoots with a slingshot, has blocking capability, and carries a yo-yo to grapple with. Velma throws books, has blocking capability, and can activate machines. Daphne has hand-to-hand combat, flying kick, and can climb up poles. Fred has hand-to-hand combat, stun bombs, and super strength to push crates. Each character has 2 costumes unique to each episode, and one obtainable with a code, with different powers and weapons. Each level has a clue, and at the end of each episode you choose who you think the villain is, based on the evidence you have gathered . You can get trophies for doing certain tasks. You can unlock costumes for each of the 4 villains. You can also play with a friend in multiplayer co-op.
The gameplay and interface are highly reminiscent of TT Games Lego game series.
- Frank Welker – Scooby-Doo, Fred, Couch Hayes, Cal Perkins, Crabs
- Scott Innes – Shaggy, Seth Angler, Lady Azarni, Tim Toiler, Guard Farader
- Grey DeLisle – Daphne, Numbers, Ms. Hilkens
- Mindy Cohn – Velma, Anna Blake, Bikini Daphne, Willy the Whaler
First Frights was met with very mixed reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave the Wii version a rating of 58.83% and 56 out of 100 and the DS version received a rating of 53.67% and 54 out of 100.