Excerpt: Scribblenauts is a puzzle game where you type in the items you need. Say there is a cat stuck in a tree. Well type ladder, or trampoline to get to the cat, and free it. Then take it to your owner. The beauty is there are multiple ways to solve most of the puzzles. The bad news is there are some things that may bother you that is in this game. I tried various words, and it filters out some, and lets others through.
Excerpt: As a handheld title, 5TH Cell’s Scribblenauts is an amazing achievement. There’s so much going on in this ambitious game that you wonder as to just how they managed to accomplish it. So, what is scribblenauts? Well, basically if you can think of an object, it’s very likely that you’ll be able to summon it into the game; drugs, adult and trademarked objects not included.
Summary: If you care about the art of game design, you have to root for a game like Scribblenauts. At its best, it blows traditional puzzle solving wide open, giving you a seemingly endless number of items, all instantly available as soon as you type the word into your DS. Lasers, dragons, helicopters – almost anything you can imagine is there. So, it’s with regret that I conclude Scribblenauts doesn’t live up to its potential.
Excerpt: While I have to give Scribblenauts a lot of credit for being one of the most creative platform/puzzle games I've ever played, I wish that I could say that I had better than a love/hate relationship with the game. To break down my on-again, off-again relationship with the game, let's first look at the love part and then at the hate...
Conclusion: All in all, Scribblenauts is a game to praise. It could have offered some higher quality as far as controls, but its originality and utterly engaging gameplay are here to save the day. The lasting value is incredibly high, as you will not only have to beat each level in puzzle and action modes, but you'll also be challenged to solve each puzzle another three times with different strategies and objects each time. Talk about grinding your gears!
Excerpt: I'm going to get this out of the way first, Scribblenauts is incredibly fun. The entire gist of this puzzle/action/platform game/toy/timewaster is that you type in a word with the stylus and whatever you typed in appears, allowing Maxwell, the character you play as, to solve puzzles and collect Starites. You can make practically anything, as long as it is not a proper noun or anything worse than a PG rating. Anything from a car to a plane to a Pegasus to a zombie robot.