Scribblenauts Unlimited (NA)
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
The best-selling, award-winning franchise is back – now on PC and bigger than ever!
Now you can play Scribblenauts on your PC in gorgeous HD. Venture into a wide-open world where the most powerful tool is your imagination. Help Maxwell solve robust puzzles in seamless, free-roaming levels by summoning any object you can think of. Create your own original objects, assign unique properties, and share them with friends online – to be used in game or further modified as they like! And for the first time, learn the backstory about Maxwell’s parents, 41 siblings (including his twin sister Lily), and how he got his magical notepad.
All-New Unbound World:
Explore an open universe with unlimited hours of fun using every level as your playground.
Create original objects on Wii U, assign unique properties, and share them with other players online. Use them in game or modify them as you like!
Store previously summoned objects and your own creations in Maxwell’s “magic backpack” for easy access and future use.
Each world comes with a comprehensive list of hints, including the new “Starite Vision” helper highlighting all nearby starites and starite shards.
Great Fun but Repetativekennedyzak | April 26, 2013 | See all kennedyzak's reviews »
This game is a wonderful example of a game which fun factor is only hindered by your imagination and creativity. its always fun to solve simple problems with over-the-top solutions and maybe just enjoying torching an entire town with a pink dragon flamethrower you made yourself. As the game goes on though, you will find the game play gets pretty repetitive and somewhat bland. the story line is pretty dull and there really is nothing that moves the story along besides the constant reminding that your trying to save your sister. If the story line had more power too it, and if the game play had some moments of change up the game would be a upwards to a 90 in my book, but for now I will have to put it at a 64. Great fun to start, but boring later on.
new features hampered by fundemental misdirectionyrts | Feb. 5, 2013 | See all yrts's reviews »
Scribblenauts used to be a really special game. It reminded me a lot of crayon physics, suffered from the same quirks, and also the same great achievement of stimulating the imagination to such a degree.
Unfortunately this new installment has entirely changed the way the game works. Instead of trying to reach the star at the other side of the level, the protagonist now goes to larger town locations populated by many npcs. There you will walk around and click on npcs and they will ask you for something. Then you spawn that thing and receive a piece of star. For example someone may say they need to express themselves so you give them a pencil and they write a book.
Basically, they've boiled the puzzle out of the puzzle game and what is left is more of a spelling game.
What's left is hardly the cutesy game that could appeal to people of all ages, but rather, more like a children's game that could possibly assist non-native english speakers in expanding their vocabulary.
Very innovative gameHotspud | Jan. 12, 2013 | See all Hotspud's reviews »
This game is a real gem.
Simple graphics and colorful music make this game accessible to all. The premise is that you have to solve short interactive puzzles using your magical notepad where anything you type comes into existence. You can summon people, animals, guns - essentially anything, and interact with said item. For example, I summoned an elephant and a pair of giant wings, putting the wings on the elephant I was able to fly it around the level. Similarly, you can summon a maneating pidgeon and watch the characters scramble away as it tries to eat them. It's all very good fun and it's a unique experience not available anywhere else. The game is of good length, and replayability depends on whether or not you are creative enough to go back and solve the puzzles in a more unique way.
Overall, I highly recommend this game for anyone, makes for a great gift especially if you have younger siblings - but the game is equally fun for adults too!
An Imaginative Adventure For All AgesAkaRai | Jan. 6, 2013 | See all AkaRai's reviews »
Honestly, I was largely unaware of this series before this release. My girlfriend wanted a copy, and while I was initially turned off by the art style, I grew to appreciate the game while playing through with her, somewhere around the point she decided to create a giant, flying, super fast, ridable porcupine with a hat and mustache.
A lot of effort was put into this game, and it shows. The puzzles feel a little on the easy side, but that may be in part due to how broad your options are. If you can imagine it, you can create it in this game.
The protagonist Maxwell's parents were adventurers, and give him and his sister a magical globe that allows them to travel anywhere on the planet, and a notepad on which anything written will become reality. Essentially you can type in any object, and describe it in fairly detailed terms, and it'll poof into existence before your character. You can edit it further if needed too. Upon venturing out of their house, Maxwell and his sister Lilly play a prank on a hungry old man, and give him a rotten apple. In anger, he curses Lilly to turn into stone, and the only way to save her is to collect starites by helping people.
You help people using the magical notebook, and aside from mini-games (and within many of the mini-games as well) this is how the vast majority of the game is played. Someone has a problem, and you open up your notebook and create something that solves it.
It's simple enough, but it's open-ended and fun watching your creations come to life. It's well-crafted and fun for all ages. I can't comment on how well it compares to other versions of the game, but I thought Scribblenauts Unlimited was a quality product.
Simply Funpreachingchimp | Dec. 18, 2012 | See all preachingchimp's reviews »
The Idea of being able to use a notepad to create almost anything was astounding on the DS version, but when it cam out for PC was very happy to give it a try. The game has many challenges ranging from difficulties that you must solve with your notepad to solve them. Also you collect starites and starite shards from helping people with the magical notepad. It is a great game truly built for all ages. There is still some creativity to be desired, but the steam workshop makes up for that with adding many more creations. The Game is a great game for $30 and is worth the buy for all the enjoyment.