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Scooby-Doo!: Show Down in Ghost Town (Windows)

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Description

In Scooby-Doo!: Show Down In Ghost Town the gang (Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo) stop for a snack at Los Burritos. They soon discover that the town is haunted by a phantom known as "the Faceless Rider", a strange creature with glowing eyes.

The game starts after the gang have arrived in the town. There's a strange ghostly noise coming from somewhere and the friends decide to explore to find its source. As they do so they will encounter new screens and characters who will provide clues and information. At various points in the game the player will encounter puzzles such as how to release a trapped character. There is also an arcade type mini game called 'Pie Noon' in which Scooby and the phantom exchange pies in the town's high street.

Most screens have non game-related hotspots that trigger short animations such as moths flying from a curtain or of snakes and beetles appearing from under rocks and floorboards.
When all characters have given their clues to the team the player must find one additional vital clue. Once this has been done Fred will take the player to the screen where all the clues are displayed and from here the player selects their guess as to the identity of the 'faceless Rider'. The game also features several mini-games (predominantly puzzle-based).

The game has no save / load facility. Before starting a game the player must enter their name and the game records progress automatically. Downloadable content includes a poster and a Scooby-Doo message Mate for the desktop.

Screenshots

Scooby-Doo!: Show Down in Ghost Town Windows Shaggy & co find the saloon's stage. There are noises coming from beneath the trap door. The puzzle here is how to lift those sandbags out of the way to see what's beneath.
Scooby-Doo!: Show Down in Ghost Town Windows Exploring soon begins to uncover a plot. Someone's been digging here and the oddly coloured bricks sparkle. Most screens have hotspots that trigger a humorous action like the appearance of this snake
Scooby-Doo!: Show Down in Ghost Town Windows The game loads and, after a few stock company logos, displays this screen
Scooby-Doo!: Show Down in Ghost Town Windows The 'Scooby-Doo On-Line' option offers a number of web links

Alternate Titles

  • "Scooby-Doo!: Peligro en la Ciudad Fantasma" -- Spanish title

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Just Adventure 2000 A 100
GamersHell.com Oct 31, 2000 6 out of 10 60

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piltdown_man (70795) added Scooby-Doo!: Show Down in Ghost Town (Windows) on Jun 29, 2011