Scribblenauts Remix Review
- Sandbox gameplay with solutions only limited to your imagination.
- Mindblowing amounts of objects and variations to test out.
- In a fight between a black hole and a pack of zombies, black hole wins.
- Adjective system can be shaky; for instance, 'sleep' vs. 'sleeping' potion.
The true value of Scribblenauts Remix lies in the ability to mess around with the spawning system to create unique solutions; once the novelty wears out it's a short trip to the end of the game.
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In what was almost a surprise release for the week, Warner Bros published the Nintendo DS famous title Scribblenauts to the App Store. Thanks to Iron Galaxy Studios and 5th Cell Media, iOS gamers can now play Scribblenauts Remix - a pint-sized mash-up of content from the first two games in the series... and do you know what that means? It means 'Adjectives'.
And why do we love adjectives? Because now we can make giant winged rainbow beaver's to clear out entire forests in style. If you're not familiar with the game series, you're presented with the unique ability to name any object your mind can come up with (given certain ratings-related restrictions) to solve a series of platforming puzzles. Want to see if Cthulu can take on a T-Rex? Go ahead!
Sadly one of the gaping holes in the first title (aside from its spotty platforming controls) was the lack of support for descriptive words, leading to the game accepting 'big fish' and 'fish' as separate entities - an easy exploit for those stuck on levels requiring multiple unique solutions. This more than anything else makes the adjective system a huge boon as each level takes on a real puzzling challenge not easily solvable by a jetpack, a rope and a violent dinosaur or two.
There are currently five areas, each with ten puzzles to solve, ranging from the basic 'make something to satisfy x' to 'adjective' puzzles that require a bit more thinking outside the box to solve. Despite having 50 levels, it's easy to blitz through them all in a handful of hours, but once you're done the true challenge of fulfilling 'achievement' requirements opens up and they're not so simple either.
None of this takes in to account the control system, which is disappointingly lackluster, with 'smart' taps determining whether you move, automatically jump/swim, grab on to an object or perform a range of different actions. Movement is decidedly difficult, so it's no surprise to see most of the 'platforming' style of levels not making the cut in favor of levels requiring more of a cerebral approach. Virtual pad options are available if you really want to mess around with things.
If you're already a fan of the series there's not a whole lot new to experience here, but having a pocket version of the game (or rather one that doesn't require bringing your DS everywhere) is neat. If you've never played it before, do yourself a favor and devour this whole.
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►►If you purchased the World Pass or Avatars and can't find them after the update, just use the “Restore DLC” button in Options to get them back - you will NOT be charged for them again! ◄◄
THINK IT! CREATE IT! SOLVE IT! The award-winning, best-selling video game is now available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Help Maxwell acquire the Starite by creating any object, bringing it to life and using it to solve each challenge.
Let your imagination run wild in this groundbreaking puzzle game. Summon to life a ‘colossal, winged car’ or a ‘shy, frost-breathing, robotic hippopotamus’! If you can think it, you can create it.
It’s the perfect game for the casual player looking for fun and extensive replay with unlimited solutions and different outcomes. Or, the Scribblenauts fan wanting the complete Maxwell experience.
Whether you’re 9 or 90, the only limit is your imagination!
And, the critics love it!
> “Editors’ Choice Award” – IGN.com
> “A work of utter genius.” – Touch Arcade
> “A brilliant game.” – Wired.com
> “Fits splendidly into the iOS catalog.” – The Daily
> “4/4 Stars. A highly recommended puzzle game for all ages.” – USA Today
50 levels to play! Includes 40 of the most popular levels from Scribblenauts and Super Scribblenauts plus 10 original levels exclusive to Remix.
Purchase a World Pass and receive all current and future world expansions - 90 extra levels and counting! If you previously purchased a world expansion, you’re automatically upgraded to a World Pass and all future worlds will now automatically appear in your game for free.
Re-live Scribblenauts by playing as a different character from in the game. Try out the feature with the free Lifeguard and God avatars!
Post images of your playground creations and puzzle solutions to Facebook and Twitter and share them with your friends!
SCRIBBLE SPEAK – EXCLUSIVELY FOR SIRI ENABLED DEVICES
Use the keyboard microphone icon to create objects using only your voice!
Enter the Playground to create objects to your heart’s content, playing and interacting in a true sandbox!
GOLD CROWNING LEVELS
Engage in endless replayability (and earn a Gold Crown for your troubles!) by solving a puzzle multiple times using different words.
PLAY ON MULTIPLE DEVICES
Use iCloud to seamlessly switch between the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch without ever having to restart your game.
INNOVATIVE USER INTERFACE
Use the “shake to undo” function to remove created objects simply by shaking your Apple device.
CREATE AND SHARE
Use Game Center to check out the leaderboard to see how your score ranks and to compare game achievements with friends. You can also post game statistics to your Facebook and Twitter profiles.
GIFT THE APP
Give the gift of Maxwell to your friends and family!
Create what you want and see what happens!
Hang out with Maxwell!
> VISIT Maxwell: www.scribblenauts.com
> LIKE Maxwell: www.facebook.com/ScribblenautsVideoGame
> FOLLOW Maxwell: http://twitter.com/ScribbleMaxwell
Requirements for Scribblenauts:
- iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5
- iPod touch 3rd generation (32GB and 64GB models only),
- iPod touch 4th generation
- iPod touch 5th generation
- All iPads