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Scribblenauts Unlimited

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Scribblenauts Unlimited
Scribblenauts Unlimited Wii U NA box.jpg
North American box art for the Wii U version of Scribblenauts Unlimited
Developer(s): 5th Cell
Publisher(s): WW: WB Games
EU: Nintendo
Platform: Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows
Category: Puzzles, Adventure
Players: 1-4
Predecessor: Scribblenauts Remix
Successor: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure
Release dates
N. America: November 18, 2012
Europe: December 6, 2013
Australia: November 30, 2012
Ratings
ESRB: E10+
PEGI: 12
USK: 0
ACB: PG

Scribblenauts Unlimited is the fourth game in the Scribblenauts series, developed by 5th Cell for Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, mobile devices, and Microsoft Windows. Announced at E3 2012, the game was released for Nintendo systems in November 2012 in North America and Australia, as a launch title for Wii U, and in Europe in December 2013. Scribblenauts Unlimited was the first in the series to not see a Japanese release, after the previous titles were.

A launch edition bundle for the Nintendo 3DS version is also available, packaged with a pencil-shaped stylus and a silicone system cover designed after Maxwell's head.

Blurb[edit]

Wii U[edit]

Nintendo website[edit]

Scribblenauts, the best-selling, award-winning puzzle game franchise that challenged players to imagine anything and bring it to life, is back with Scribblenauts Unlimited for the Wii U, featuring more expansive gameplay and setting no limits on how the player uses his or her imagination within the game.

Created and developed by 5TH Cell, Scribblenauts Unlimited features a huge side-scrolling open world with new, high-definition hand-drawn scenery and objects where players can help the game’s hero, Maxwell, solve robust puzzles and challenges by summoning any object they can imagine. Players now have the ability to create their own original objects, assign unique properties, and share them with other players online – to be used in game or further modified as they like! And for the first time, learn the backstory about Maxwell’s parents, his twin sister Lily, and how he got his magical notepad.

  • All-New Unbound World: Explore an open universe consisting of 41 levels with 50+ starites and 500+ starite shards accounting for 20+ hours of gameplay, and unlimited hours using every level as a playground.
  • Object Creation and Sharing: Not impressed by an “angry, polka-dotted shark”? How about a “zombie, robotic skateshark” that breathes fire? It’s all possible with the new object creator. Use them in your game to solve puzzles and share them online with your friends, while modifying their own creation to your liking.
  • Object Library: Store previously summoned objects and your own creations in Maxwell’s “magic backpack” for easy access and future use.
  • Multiplayer Mode: Play with a friend! Drop in using a Wii Remote and take control of any object in game.
  • Merit Board: Each world comes with a comprehensive list of hints, including the new “Starite Vision” helper highlighting all nearby starites and starite shards.
  • HD Graphics: The game features beautiful high-definition hand-drawn scenery and objects.

Nintendo eShop[edit]

Now you can play Scribblenauts on your living room TV 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 of Maxwell's parents, 41 siblings (including his twin sister Lily), and how he got his magical notepad.

Product Features:
All-New Unbound World:
Explore an open universe with unlimited hours of fun using every level as your playground.

Object Creator:
Create original objects, assign unique properties, and share them with other players online.

Use them in game or modify them as you like!
Object Library:
Store previously summoned objects and your own creations in Maxwell's "magic backpack" for easy access and future use.

Multiplayer Mode:
Play with a friend! Drop in using a Wii Remote and take control of any object in the game.

Merit Board:
Each world comes with a comprehensive list of hints, including the new "Starite Vision" helper highlighting all nearby starites and starite shards.

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

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Story[edit]

During the opening, it is revealed that Maxwell's parents were travelers who semi-retired and had 42 children. Twins Maxwell and Lily were given magic notebooks that can create any object, though their parents fear that they were becoming spoiled. On one day, Maxwell comes across a hungry old man, and as a prank gives him a rotten apple. The angry man scolds Maxwell for his spoiled nature and places a curse on Lily in which she slowly turns to stone. Maxwell brings her to the farm of his brother Edwin, who tells him that he must collect Starites to remove the curse from his sister.

Gameplay[edit]

Using the game's expanded vocabulary compared to the previous installments, the player can type in combinations of words to spawn objects which will solve puzzles to collect Starites and Starite shards. Unlike previous games, which were stage-based, Scribblenauts Unlimited is set in an open world, where players can interact with non-playable characters to partake in challenges.

While the Nintendo 3DS keeps the "space meter" from past installments, the Wii U version does away with this mechanic, instead allowing players to spawn up to 60 objects of any kind at once. The game also keeps the ability to use adjectives like in previous games, while also allowing players to combine multiple objects. The Nintendo versions of the game also feature characters and items from Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda as spawnable objects; while in North America and Australia these objects are only in the Wii U release, the later European release features these contents in both versions.

The Wii U version of the game features co-operative multiplayer, allowing up to three additional players (using Wii Remotes) to take control of objects in the game. Finally, the Wii U version features an object creator which allows players to create custom objects with custom properties. These objects can be uploaded online and shared with other players.

Technical details[edit]

Technical Details
Media

Wii U Game Disc
Nintendo 3DS Game Card
Digital download (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS)

Download size

Wii U: 1939.7 MB
Nintendo 3DS: 3,677 blocks

Supported features

Wii U: Nintendo Network (online play, online sharing)
Nintendo 3DS: StreetPass, SpotPass

Input / compatible controllers

Wii U: Wii U GamePad, Wii Remote
Nintendo 3DS

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