Scooby, Shaggy, Daphne, Velma, and Fred arrive at a natural history museum to check out its "groovy" dinosaur exhibit, but they soon discover that mysterious appearances by a glowing bug man have forced it to close.
Never ones to leave an intriguing mystery unsolved, Scooby and the gang bound into the museum to follow the green slime clues. With the players’ help, they search the six areas of the museum and find that some part of each has been disarranged.
To restore the disturbed exhibits and earn clues, kids need to use critical thinking skills. To straighten up the rocks and minerals exhibit, players need to figure out complicated display patterns and then replace the jumbled minerals.
In the Hall of Dinosaurs, kids discover that a missing dinosaur head has been deposited deep in the back of the museum’s storage closets. To reach the dinosaur head, kids use spatial reasoning to shift giant crates so that they can slide forward the crate holding the missing dinosaur head.
The anthill exhibit desperately needs help because the bug man has allowed the red and black ants to mix in the same anthill. Kids fix this exhibit by closing gates within the ant farm to force the black and red ants back to their respective homes.
Even the ice cream machine in the cafeteria has been sabotaged and its flavor labels jumbled. Players experiment by pushing the unlabeled flavor buttons to make triple-dip cones for Scooby. Only by trial and error can they discover where to place the missing ice cream flavor labels.
After collecting five clues, kids will use more logic to identify the suspect. Players have to read the five suspects’ dossiers to discover whether a clue could be associated with a given suspect.
By the time kids have solved this zany mystery, they will have brain-powered their way through eight intriguing puzzles. And the replayability is terrific, because each of the three difficulty levels has five suspect outcomes.
There have been three other well-done Scooby Doo titles by The Learning Company, but this is the best one yet! This mystery is full of wacky humor typical of the Scooby franchise. So don’t be surprised if you hear a few “Zoinks” or “Iriuih-Irioih’s” as kids laughingly uncover the identity of the elusive bug man.
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