Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. I think I keep saying this, but Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights is fun. And that's about what all these words you've just read amount to.
  2. This game is extremely fun and entertaining, but a couple of points had to go due to some camera and graphics issues which couldn’t be overlooked.
  3. One of those rarities that lives up to the spirit of its subject matter while also dishing out a reasonably decent gameplay experience.
  4. There are some mentionable problems with the game, like the sometimes-annoying camera system and overly simplistic gameplay mechanics, but overall this is an entertaining platformer that doesn’t feel like it was rushed out the door in the hopes of making some quick cash.
  5. The enjoyment is gained by the authenticity that Heavy Iron has crafted, playing the game feels as though you’re playing through one of the shows.
  6. From a silly laugh track sound effect playing back when Scoob & Shaggy get into (or out of) trouble to the sight of obviously rubber-suit monsters nearby, “Night of 100 Frights” delivers the sights, sounds and goofy things that made the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon such a timeless hit.
  7. 67
    A fun, light-weight platformer that's got solid gameplay, respectable productions values, and a great sense of humor to back it up.
  8. Beyond some frustrating gameplay, Night of 100 Frights brings the visuals and sounds of the long running cartoon to life in this title, with a huge map to explore on your way to solving the mystery.
  9. The only thing that’s out of place is Shaggy’s voice.
  10. The one element that will annoy more players than anything else is the rigid camera system that displays fixed angles when traversing the levels.
  11. A solid, if standard platformer if you have some appreciation for Scooby-Doo or if you're looking for a game for the kids.
  12. I enjoyed this game up until the halfway point. Then, the sheer lack of any really new gameplay mechanics and the amazing repetitiveness of collecting really got to me. [July 2002, p.40]
  13. The only downside to Night Of 100 Frights is the sheer lack of originality and so-so difficulty level.
  14. Developer Heavy Iron has captured the show's personality perfectly. The 3D characters look exactly like their cartoon counterparts, and it's stuffed with classic Doo touches to the bursting point. [July 2002, p.120]
  15. There are a lot of nice touches...Too bad the gameplay is so damn mediocre and dull. [August 2002, p.79]
  16. Heavy Iron gets much respect from me for making this such an authentic Scooby-Doo videogame.
  17. 65
    The most amazing feature of Night of 100 Frights is that almost every aspect of the game, starting with the background story, mimics a Scooby Doo episode.
  18. The graphics couldn't be better. Everything is modeled to match the look of the show, then bathed in the same color palette and given life through hardware. [June 2002, p.60]
  19. 70
    If you’re looking for an adventure game with familiar characters, some pretty funny jokes, and a laugh track, well, there’s just no where else to turn.
  20. Night does such a fine job of capturing the essence of Scooby that any die-hard fan would do well to check it out. [July 2002, p.101]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Apr 30, 2011
    4
    Night of 100 Frights is so hideously produced that you'll be laughing more than the laugh track, except you'll be laughing at it. Pros: Impressive graphics; stays true to the TV series; it has an integrated laugh track! Cons: Dull gameplay; poor controls; it's way too easy for experienced gamers. Full Review »
  2. Feb 19, 2011
    6
    Scooby Doo! Night of 100 Frights falls short of a good game because of poor plat forming, the story is painfully dull, and having to revisit areas just to find some equipment is pretty boring but necessary, the best part of this game is admittedly the puzzles and Scooby's charm, but even with all the flaws for some reason I still had some fun with this game, but it's not one I could recommend, you may want to try this game but know what your getting into. Full Review »