The canned laughter, velma losing her glasses, the constant search for food... Scooby-Doo! has stood the test of time, even if it is cheesier than a tramp who scrubs with Danish Blue and keeps Edam in his pants.
Mystery Mayhem upholds the cheese-count to godly gorgonzola proportions and is so faithful to the shows that levels are even split into different episodes. You chomp on Scooby Snacks to replenish your energy, the gang quip at each other as they collect clues, and there's the traditional unmasking of the baddie at the end of each adventure.
The action thankfully has a bit more depth than the cartoon. Gameplay ideas ape Banjo-Kazooie and Luigi's Mansion. You control Scooby and Shaggy co-operatively, using their individual skills to solve puzzles and zap ghosts, shadowy demons and all sorts of other comedy baddies into a magical book, Ghostbusters-style.
It's a quirky twist and makes for an okay, if lightweight, action game. It doesn't look all that spectacular and the action does get samey, but it's by far the coolest Scooby game yet. That's not saying a lot though...
Simple, honest fun that's totally true to the spirit of Scooby - funny and cheesy in equal measure, and a decent enough game in its own right.