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Crayola Scoot is a wonderful hidden gem that caters towards an all-ages demographic with a snazzy sense of style. With a great mix of missions, a killer soundtrack, and challenging opponents, you can color me shocked: This is something that kids and adults will love.
While the fact that there is a game called Crayola Scoot is still funny to me (just say it aloud; you'll probably smile or grimace), it's no joke that this game is actually good. This isn't a trashy cash-in or a poor licensed title. No, Crayola Scoot is a totally fine kid-centric extreme sports video game peppered with some nice touches, like the Splatoon-esque combo system or the gentle progression nestled within a harder series of challenges.
Ultimately, Crayola Scoot is all its own thing. Sure, it’s a tad derivative, but the influences of Splatoon and Skate combine to make something unique and enjoyable.
Unfortunately, Crayola Scoot is not one of these top-tier titles, due to poor presentation and the matter that everything it does has been done better before. Crayola Scoot is not without its merits, though. An interesting approach to scalable difficulty and polished gameplay mean that, although it is no replacement for Splatoon 2 or the classic Tony Hawk games, it's a fun title worth your time.
Crayola Scoot is releasing at a bad time. It is a little pricey for sure, but man I had a blast with it once I got the trick system down. This is a game that could definitely be fun for families to dig into, or fans of colorful titles with neat mechanics. It is impossible to ignore how much fun can be had, but I fear it will simply be overlooked due to the timing of its release.
It is an enjoyable romp, with its frenetic pace and solid competitive play, but it is brief. How long you end up enjoying it for may depend on how many friends you have, especially considering the rather steep £35 price tag
There are so many ways the game could have been more memorable, but it just isn't. Overall, I just found Crayola Scoot to be a missed opportunity for originality, fairly quick to beat, and disappointing. I wouldn't say it is worth its current price of $39.99.