Game Title: "Ed, Edd n Eddy: Scam of the Century"
Platform: Nintendo DS
Rated: E for Everyone for crude humor and mild cartoon violence
Rating: 3 out of 10
THE GAME PLAY: That ADD-ridden Cartoon Network trio Ed, Edd n Eddy are up to their regular shenanigans. With brainless reasoning, gut reactions to action and all-around lowbrow humor, the cul-de-sac trio embark on early "Super Mario"-flavored screen-crossing adventures trying to retrieve Eddy's notebook. The reason? Well, the notebook Eddy calls the "book of scams" is filled with names of those Eddy has scammed. Someone stole it and he's worried that everyone will see their name on the list and hunt him down. It's pretty straightforward and does get boring after a while. Each of the three have their own style of fighting, whether it's a head bonk, a leap or a flying wad of gum. Points are raised by hitting something, and each level gets them closer to the book of scams. But it's all been done before and there is nothing really new.
GRAPHICS: It's funny how the characters move smoother than their TV-screen images. But the trademark shake-and-jerk movements are still annoying.
AUDIO: Same old stuff with the character voices shouting interjections while trying to clamor for marshmallows, cheese and hot sauce that replenishes lost health, which can be depleted by running into the wrong kids and their little sisters.
THE WRAP-UP: "Ed, Edd n Eddy: Scam of the Century" doesn't add anything new in the video-game world. In fact, after playing, some may feel it subtracted a few brain cells. Go get "Super Mario DS" instead.
PARENT'S TAKE: "Ed, Edd n Eddy: Scam of the Century" is based on a popular kids cartoon. That's the only thing that will sell this game that kids will get bored of after only a few saves.
FINAL WORD: Don't bother, unless someone you know collects "Ed, Edd n Eddy" paraphernalia.
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