Publisher: D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA)
N Amer - Fall 2007
Pre-E3 2007 First Look Preview
On the Cartoon Network, the Ed, Edd n Eddy series has garnered a substantial amount of fans, becoming one of the most popular cartoons on the network. Now the characters from the show are making their first appearance on the Nintendo DS in Ed, Edd n Eddy: Scam of the Century. The game is a traditional 2D platformer that capitalizes on the TV show by allowing you to play as each of the three friends bound together by their common name at various points of the game. Scam of the Century is certainly geared toward the younger set, but fans of the show will enjoy the ease of play and loyalty to the characters.
Ed, Edd n Eddy: Scam of the Century follows the three kids as they attempt to recover Eddy’s book of scams, which has been stolen, compromising the kids’ reputations in the neighborhood. You’ll play as each of the three boys through different stages of the game, making use of their individual traits and abilities.
Each of the three kids will have unique gameplay attached to their levels. Edd, being the book-smart and intelligent one, will feature puzzle levels that have more to do with flexing your brain; Eddy the scammer will feature levels that focus more on the “scamming” and sneakier side of things; and Ed, the simpleton, will pretty much jump around smashing things with his head or pick up his enemies and throw them.
The gameplay is tried-and-true platforming, and should be instantly familiar to most gamers. Special attacks are done by interacting with your character’s avatar on the bottom touch screen, like scratching under their noses to get them to sneeze and so on.
Scam of the Century will offer 13 levels and three different mini-games, with a bonus stage playable at the end of each level.
Graphically the game is doing a fine job of emulating the look and feel of the cartoon, with well animated characters and colorful environments done in the style of the show.
Scam of the Century is turning out to be a simple 2D platformer, but one that should provide enjoyment to young fans of the show. Look for it in October.
Scam of the Century is certainly geared toward the younger set, but fans of the show will enjoy the ease of play and loyalty to the characters.
Reviewer: Steven Hopper
Review Date: 06/26/2007