The world of Scribblenauts is back and now it’s as unlimited as your imagination!
The original Scribblenauts let you solve puzzles how you wanted to – the star of the game, Maxwell, came armed with a magical notebook, which you could use to summon any object you could think of; dinosaurs, God, jet packs and tons more, which could be used to solve the level goal and get you to the Starite at the end of a level.
Then came the sequel, Super Scribblenauts, which added adjectives to the mix – and when you have your flying, fire-breathing donut being eaten by a hungry fat man, before your explosive harry dragon goes off and kills everything on the screen, you know you have a winner. Really, half the fun of Scribblenauts is just running around.
Compared to the two previous Scribblenauts titles, Scribblenauts Unlimited has a more has a much more extensive story plot. In the opening scene, we learn that Maxwell’s parents gave him a magical notebook that can create any object by writing it in. Maxwell’s parents show concern that he and his 42 siblings are becoming spoiled, however. One day, Maxwell comes across an old man who appears to be hungry. As a joke, Maxwell uses his notebook to create a rotten apple, and gives it to the man. Upset, the old man scolds Maxwell for being spoiled, and places a curse on Maxwell’s sister Lily, causing her to slowly turn to stone. Maxwell must obtain Starites to free her from this curse.
The game-play of Scribblenauts is much like the previous titles – Unlimited Maxwell returns as the player character and the objective is still to collect Starites by using objects that you the player creates to complete various tasks/goals. The difference is that Scribblenauts Unlimited is more adventure-based. One of the primary differences with this game is that it takes place in a large world that is open to exploration, as opposed to the first two games in the series, where you had to choose an individual puzzle to earn Starites.
Each level you get a Goal. The simple answer would be to create a fire extinguisher but this is where children can to tap into their creative potential. Maybe create a giant icy cat. By placing the cat on top of the dummy the ice will melt and the water then puts out the fire – success! At the end of the level you get a Starilet.
At first the levels start out easy and get progressively harder as you venture on which will definitely make you think and challenge you (or your kids) to think of some pretty creative stuff.
I personally have the other two games that I still played up until the day I received this game in the mail. So I am definitely addicted to Scribblenauts. My 8 year old doesn’t really get it to the same extent that I can. What I mean is that she only creates simple things like a ladder, hose, or dog food in situations; unlike where I’d make a water jet pack, icy cat, and steak. Know what I mean? We absolutely love coming up with crazy new things though and at night my husband and I get so caught up in the game and lose track of time!
Disclosure: I received the above product(s) for the purpose of this honest review. No monetary compensation was received, however, all opinions expressed are my own.