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Scribblenauts Unlimited hits Android

See who wins between God and Cthulhu by pitting them against each other in Scribblenauts Unlimited, now on your smartphone.

Published onDecember 17, 2015


When the original Scribblenauts came out in 2009, the gaming world went wild trying out new combinations and clever scenarios. Now the developers have honed and improved on their original work, bringing the endlessly customizable world of Scribblenauts Unlimited to the Google Play Store.

It’s a game in which just about anything is possible. Like Minecraft with mischief, Scribblenauts turns you loose to solve puzzles, help desperate NPC’s get their lives together, and cause as much mayhem and chaos as your little heart desires.

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Part of the fun of Scribblenauts is trying to out-think the developers. They may not have thought of everything but they came pretty damn close. If it’s not nude, alcoholic, or copyrighted, there’s a pretty good chance you can summon it into existence with Maxwell’s magic notebook. There are even some Nintendo characters floating around in there.

The game might have finally found its true home on Android. The playful nature of the game makes it one of those that’s great to kill a little bit of time with, but it doesn’t really lend itself to long binge sessions the way other creative games tend to, like Minecraft or even Roller Coaster Tycoon. The puzzles in Scribblenauts Unlimited aren’t particularly challenging, and you’ll quickly discover that a handful of old standbys can be used to solve just about all of them (jetpack ftw). You’d be surprised how many problems a therapist can solve… or maybe that kind of makes sense.

But the game isn’t really about solving puzzles. It’s about solving puzzles with style. You make your own fun with Scribblenauts, and that’s both it’s strong point and its downfall. Perhaps the mobile version will provide just the right amount of accessibility to make this game your go-to waiting-for-the-bus app. Click the button below to download Scribblenauts Unlimited. It’s a one-time purchase that’s a steal at $4.99. Let us know what kind of crazy situations you come up with in the comments.