Scribblenauts Remix

Scribblenauts Remix is a game from , originally released 31st December, 1969

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Scribblenauts Remix Review

If you’ve followed DS gaming, chances are you’re at least familiar with Scribblenauts. 5th Cell’s ‘write anything’ concept ending up spawning two games that garnered quite a loyal following. Scribblenauts Remix serves as a ‘greatest hits’ for the series, and newcomers shouldn’t think twice about purchasing it.

Each level in Scribblenauts Remix requires you to collect the “starite” that’s placed in each level. The gameplay is super-intuitive: almost any object you can think of can be brought into the game just by writing the name of it in your character’s notebook. You can even use adjectives, so the possibilities for solving the levels are endless. The in-game dictionary is deep enough that, bar copyrighted material, almost anything you think of can be created. It’s worth noting that the time machine’s functionality has been removed from the game.

Just like real life.

The levels 5th Cell has pulled from previous games (mostly Super Scribblenauts) tend to be on the easier side, and some of the better puzzles are omitted. However, that doesn’t mean that what’s here isn’t fun to work through. There are even 10 iOS-exclusive levels available, bringing the level count to 50. While this is significantly fewer levels than in the DS titles, it’s a fair offering for the asking price. There’s also a sandbox mode, where you can write in anything you want just to play with the game’s extremely clever and impressive mechanics.

We would have liked to have seen the level editor and gold star challenge system from the previous games brought over into the iOS version, but they didn’t make the cut. This exclusion takes away much of the replay value of the original games. Here, you’ll blast through the puzzles in about two hours.

Demon in the classroom.

The clunky controls for Maxwell, the chicken-haired protagonist, have always been a point of contention in Scribblenauts games, and it’s no different on iOS. Touch-based movement works well, and typing on the iOS keyboard is better than the DS touchscreen, but the developers removed your ability to make Maxwell jump. This omission can be problematic at times, but it’s never game breaking.

Scribblenauts Remix uses iCloud to sync game data between your iPhone and iPad instantly. This is a welcome feature that we hope becomes the standard for all universal apps. GameCenter implementation tracks achievements and leaderboards.

While there may not be much worth seeing for returning scribblenauts, newcomers should experience Scribblenauts at least once and, for the relatively low point of entry, there’s no good reason not to.

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Scribblenauts Remix Released

In a surprise move, Warner Bros. has just released Scribblenauts Remix on the App Store. The Scribblenauts series originally appeared on the Nintendo DS in the form of Scribblenauts and Super Scribblenauts. Remix contains 40 levels from those two games, as well as 10 levels unique to the iOS version. The goal of each level in this puzzle/platformer is to grab the starite– but how you go about doing that depends on how creative you’re feeling. The game is available here for $4.99.

You can summon nearly anything you can think of into existence in Scribblenauts Remix, so the gameplay hinges on your creative brain power. For instance, if a starite is in a tree, you can type in “axe” to conjure and axe that you can use to chop down the tree, bringing the starite down to your character’s level. Or, if you want to be a little more bold, you can type “helicopter” and hop in it to fly up and grab the starite.

As in Super Scribblenauts on the DS, you can even use adjectives, so you can write “giant helicopter” if you’re feeling bold. While the choices aren’t infinite– don’t expect to be able to summon genitals– your options are astoundingly vast. (Note that we’ve only played Scribblenauts on the DS, but we’ll have a review of the iOS version up as soon as possible).

Scribblenauts Remix is a universal app that uses iCloud to sync your save between all of your iOS devices, which is pretty cool. Check it out now if you want to exercise your creative bone, or wait for our review if you want to exercise caution.