Two years ago on September 15, 2009, a company called 5th Cell released a puzzle game for the Nintendo DS, while puzzle games aren’t a new thing to the Nintendo handheld, this one stood apart from the crowd due to it’s unique gameplay mechanic. The game is a 2d side scroller, where you control a boy names “Maxwell” who can summon objects from his notepad. Summoning objects on the DS was a simple matter of typing out the object you wanted on the lower screen and it would appear in the game world. The game boasted an enormous vocabulary of things that could be summoned, and everything that was summoned could be interacted with; for example, summoning a Helicopter would allow Maxwell to fly. The open nature of this game mechanic allowed for a variety of fun and creative ways to solve the games 220 puzzles. To round out the experience, the game also boasts a very cute art style and it a very catchy soundtrack.
Yesterday, 5th Cell, released their IOS version, which is universal for both iPad and iPhone (Hurray!). It sports some of the new IOS5 cloud features, which makes it’s way to IOS devices today. For example, save games are now exchangeable between devices. However, the game doesn’t have as many levels as the Nintendo version (I think it has 50), and the notebook is a separate screen which sort of takes you away from the game to summon an object, but all the gameplay elements are still present. Overall this is a fun and enjoyable game on the iPhone and iPad, If you’ve never played Scribblenauts before, or even if you have, this is a nice game to add to your IOS library. The game is currently selling for $4.99, which is about $10 cheaper than the Nintendo DS version.