Review: Crayola Scoot (PlayStation 4)

Creativity wins in this colorful freestyle scooter championship! In Crayola Scoot, more tricks mean more color – and color can change the world in impossible ways. So get ready to take on Scoot Legends in a rainbow of thrilling events, or grab 3 friends for a split-screen color clash. It’s time to make your mark on the scoot park.

Pros:

  • Big bright cartoon graphics.
  • 1.14GB Download size.
  • Five character slots.
  • Opening tutorial. (Optional)
  • Character creator- Boy/Girl, Favourite color, Height and name.
  • Gameplay is a mix between Tony Hawk on scooters with a Splatoon twist.
  • Three lands- Crayola city, Enchanted forest, and Alien theme park.
  • Three difficulties- Easy, Medium and hard.
  • Earn EXP and level up which increases your fame which in turn unlocks new content like lands/scooter parts and clothing.
  • Shop- Spend any earned coinage and buy new clothing options and new parts for your scooter which does affect the stats.
  • A handful of modes-
    • Tag- avoid getting hit and survive or get hit then tag everyone else.
    • Colour frenzy- Cover the floor in your paint, Most covered wins.
    • Crazy crayons- Collect crayons.
    • Trick run- Timed stunt run.
    • Boss battles- Play a game of HORSE except you spell S.C.O.O.T. You do a move then the boss needs to beat it or get a letter. First to spell SCOOT loses.
  • 2-4 Local multiplayer support.
  • Fun to play.
  • Easy to use trick system.
  • Tips on loading screens.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Lenient bail mechanic and you really need to do something special to fall off.
  • Clear HUD shows position or color count.
  • Fantastic level design.
  • Tricks are air tricks predominantly but you can do grinding.
  • Around the map are these pods that if you do a trick on will cover a large part of the map in your color, Control all of them and a massive blimp flies overshooting your color down.

Cons:

  • Tricky controls at first, All jumps are done on the right stick.
  • Only one controller layout.
  • Didn’t see any colorblind options.
  • No online play.
  • Lacks leaderboards.
  • A lot of slowdowns.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.4/10

Summary

Scoot on the surface looks like Crayolas attempt at that Splatoon money and in a way it is but it also incorporates a level of tricks and skills on top. It’s not Tony Hawk levels of tricks but it does have a nice variety and once you get over the weird controller layout, A lot of fun can be had and you soon find yourself enjoying the game, Levels are big and bright and full of trick potential. Boss fights are a good addition and add another layer of complexity. It is just annoying the multiplayer is offline only, It works fine but some online would have been nice. In terms of difficulty, the easy setting is perfect for younger gamers along with the very generous bail system, Older gamers will get a challenge from the higher difficulties so it appeals to a wide range of gamers. In short its actually a great game that delivers a lot of fun but for the price it is missing key features, Online is the highlight along with colorblind mode and a way to change the controls.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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