‘Crayola Scoot’ – Flip, Trick, and Grind Your Way to Colorful Fun

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Crayola Scoot, Image Outright Games
Crayola Scoot, Image Outright Games

What Is Crayola Scoot?

Crayola Scoot is a family-friendly scooter game in which you perform tricks in order to paint your world with color. You can play solo or in local multiplayer games and there are many different styles of events to compete in.

What Rating Is Crayola Scoot?

Crayola Scoot is rated E by ESRB and PEGI 3. It is entirely kid-friendly with no microtransactions or inappropriate content.

Can I Watch the Crayola Scoot Trailer?

You can. Here it is:

Gameplay & Verdict

In Crayola Scoot, you’ll learn to perform cool tricks and combos on your very own, customizable scooter. The game is reminiscent of the old Tony Hawk games many of us played years ago, and the ’90s nostalgia is full-on. Everything about this game is, like, totally radical, dudes.

When you first load the game up, you’ll be taken through a tutorial by Teagan who acts like your mentor. You’ll begin with the basics like accelerating, braking, and steering, before progressing to your first jumps, then into tricks, grinds, flips, and combos. The basics are easy to get the hang of, but I’ll admit I struggled to coordinate myself enough for the combos for quite some time. I’m more of a button-mashing style player, so trying to remember which controls to flick and in what order gave me a hard time. That said, my nine-year-old picked everything up within seconds, so maybe I’m just getting old…?

Performing Tricks in Crayola Scoot, Image: Outright Games
Performing Tricks in Crayola Scoot, Image: Outright Games

Once you’re through the tutorial, you’ll get introduced to the plaza. This is the central hub world of Crayola Scoot. It’s where you’ll arrive each time you load the game, you can scoot around it endlessly trying out your tricks, or you can head to one of the various doors and portals scattered around. These lead to the different areas of the game, including Career Mode, the Arcade, leaderboards, the Trick Zone, and the Store. If you’ve been challenged by a Scoot legend, you’ll also find them hanging around in here waiting for you.

Of course, this is a Crayola brand game, so color plays a vital role in everything here. Every player’s scooter is equipped with a paint canister, also called your Boost Bar. As you ride along, you can cover the ground in your color paint, spray it up the walls and onto other players. There are also trigger pads you can ride over to spray enormous quantities of paint around the park. Your Boost Bar fills up as you perform tricks and if you ride over your own color paint on the ground. In a style similar to Mario Kart, it will fill much faster for the player in sixth place than for the player in first which is great for helping to keep the game fair. One very cool touch I noticed while playing on a PS4 console is that your controller will glow in the color of your chosen paint. Covering the ground in as much paint as possible is vital to many of the events in Crayola Scoot, so don’t be afraid of making a mess!

The main focus of the game is on what I’ll refer to as Career Mode. This is where you’ll climb the ladder of Scoot fame. To progress through the game you must earn fame points by competing in events against other Scoot players. Earning fame points unlocks new lands and events and brings you closer to winning the coveted Color Cup—the main goal of the game. As you climb the leaderboard, more and more lands and events will open up to you and the Scoot players challenging you will increase in skill. Each event in Career Mode can be played at one of three difficulty levels, and while easier difficulty settings will make the events easier to win, higher settings will reward you with more fame points.

Let’s talk about the type of events you’ll be playing in Crayola Scoot. Events can be played in Career Mode or in the Arcade, in the latter option you have the choice to compete against virtual Scoot players or in multiplayer mode which can handle up to four local players playing together. Playing solo in the Arcade allows you to practice the different event types before tackling them in Career Mode.

Multiplayer Mode in Crayola Scoot, Image: Sophie Brown
Multiplayer Mode in Crayola Scoot, Image: Sophie Brown

The events are:

  • Color Frenzy: Attempt to cover the largest percentage of the Scoot park with your color paint within a set time limit
  • Team Color Frenzy: The same as regular Color Frenzy, but you’ll work as part of a tea against a second team.
  • Crazy Crayons: Be the first player to collect five crayons from around the park.
  • Trick Run: Score as many trick points as possible within a time limit.
  • Splat Tag: Avoid being tagged by another Scoot player’s paint or attempt to tag all the other players with your paint, depending on whether you play Survive or Chase mode
  • S.C.O.O.T: A challenge mode where two players take it in turns to rack up the highest points for a trick combo. If you don’t beat your opponent’s score, you’ll get a letter and the first player to spell out SCOOT is eliminated.
  • Cruise: A chilled out free play mode with no time limits.

One of my biggest criticisms of Crayola Scoot is how little instruction it gives after the initial tutorial. When I first entered the Arcade and began playing the different event types, there were almost no instructions about what I was supposed to be doing. I ended up having to do some Google research (thanks go to Paige at Ladies Gamers) to check I was even doing the right thing in the various Splat Tag events and to double-check that there wasn’t more to Cruise mode than I suspected. (There wasn’t.)

My Son and His Friend Play Crayola Scoot, Image: Sophie Brown
My Son and His Friend Play Crayola Scoot, Image: Sophie Brown

As you progress through the game you’ll get to play across a variety of themed worlds including Crayola Color City which is unlocked immediately after the tutorial phase, Enchanted Forest, and Alien Theme Park. You’ll also meet the various Scoot legends who you’ll play against and occasionally team up with. When playing in the Arcade, you can also choose to play as any one of these characters, including Dillon (an Australian crazy crocodile), Robbie the robot, and Katya a humanoid cat in a witch outfit. It’s kind of a disappointment that when creating your own player, you are limited to basic boy/girl characters with limited custom options. My son much preferred playing as the in-game characters but couldn’t use them for Career Mode. Opening up extra options like crocodiles, robots, aliens, and more would also allow some more flexibility for players who’d rather not stick with basic boy/girl character avatars too.

The final areas of the game are the Trick Zone, where you can practice tricks in a weightless area with on-screen guides to help you learn each one, and the Store. Here you can buy new outfits including helmets, shirts, and shorts/pants for your player avatar. You can also customize your scooter with a variety of wheels, bars, and decks, more of which unlock as you progress through the game. You can unlock some scooter parts by beating the legend characters in games of S.C.O.O.T. Playing in the Arcade will earn you coins with which to make your purchases.

Some of the Scoot Parks in Crayola Scoot, Image: Outright Games
Some of the Scoot Parks in Crayola Scoot, Image: Outright Games

We really enjoyed playing Crayola Scoot, and I can see it being a game we return to anytime we want something fun and quick to play together as a family. There are lots of options both in multiplayer and solo mode, so you should be able to find an event to suit whatever mood you’re in, and the short events (most have time limits around two minutes) mean you won’t get dragged into levels that take ages to complete. The bright colors and cartoonish graphics will appeal to kids, and while this isn’t the kind of in-depth sports game that will keep adults glued to their screens for days at a time, it’s great fun for those of us who remember trying to perfect our board tricks with Tony Hawk and want to indulge in some casual nostalgia or introduce our kids to the genre.

What Formats Is Crayola Scoot Available In?

Crayola Scoot is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

What System Specifications Will I Need?

The following system advice is recommended by Steam.

Minimum:

  • OS: x64 versions of Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1 and 10
  • Processor: AMD / Intel dual-core CPU running at 2.4 GHz (AMD Athlon II X2 250 or Intel Pentium Dual-Core G645 or newer architectures are recommended)
  • Memory: 4906 MB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated graphics card, with at least 1024MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least DirectX 11 and Shader Model 4.0 or 5.0 support. ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5750 and NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 or newer architectures are recommended.
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: Three GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
  • Additional Notes: Xbox Controller and keyboard/mouse

Recommended:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows 10 x64
  • Processor: AMD / Intel quad-core processor running at 2.6 GHz (AMD Athlon II X4 or Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 or newer architectures are recommended)
  • Memory: 6144 MB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated graphics card, with at least 1024MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least DirectX 11 and Shader Model 4.0 or 5.0 support. ATI/AMD Radeon HD 6850 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or newer architectures are recommended.
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
  • Additional Notes: Xbox Controller and keyboard/mouse

Expansions

There are currently no expansions or additional DLC for Crayola Scoot.

GeekMom received this game for review purposes.

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