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5.0 out of 5 stars A sandbox puzzler - Scribblenauts Unlimited supports Steam Workshop, which allows users to download and share custom content, December 23, 2012
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First of all, yes this is a Steamworks game, which also means that it requires Steam to download and play (Steam is actually where I purchased it). How Amazon can offer this new of a game at such a heavily discounted price ($7.49) boggles my mind, but hey - I won't complain.
You buy the game here, get a key, go to Steam and add it to your collection through the option in the client. Example: launch Steam and log in, then click "Games" -> "Activate a Product on Steam...", and input your key.

The object of Scribblenauts is simple - solve puzzles and collect stars. This in turn allows you to unlock more of the huge, scrolling map (and of course access the puzzles found within). Once you get a few of these stars, you can mostly FREELY navigate around the gigantic themed map and pick your challenges at will. There are hundreds upon hundreds of missions here, so the entertainment value is massive - and that doesn't even take into account the fact that you can create/spawn anything you want and see how things play out.

The beautiful part of this sandbox puzzler is that you solve everything with the power of your lexicon and a keyboard (OK, the mouse is involved as well)!
You can even use adjectives, which means that you can further customize how the game plays. Want to make a dancing vampire? A singing clown (oh the humanity!)? Well, now you can.
While most of the puzzles are very simple, there are a few that will really make you think.

Scribblenauts Unlimited also has a very powerful object editor, allowing you to easily create a lot of custom content. Check out the Steam Workshop page to see what other people have come up with. The variety is mind boggling. I kid you not, you can download everything from the Portal Gun, all the way to Spiderman.

Contrary to some other reviews, you CAN in fact change the resolution, and even play the game windowed; as well as use Anti-Aliasing (not that it improves the look of the 2D game by much), and yes - you can re-bind the controls should you chose to do so.

Now if you don't mind, I am going to go spawn a Dancing Cthulhu and see how many meteors it will take to wipe it out. Or better yet, see if it can survive a zombie invasion... Zombies with flamethrowers... Yeah, there we go.
OOOH I wonder if I can spawn Owen Zastava Pitt? That would make for an interesting showdown (feel free to ignore that last bit unless you are a Monster Hunter fan).
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Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Dec 24, 2012 9:33:33 AM PST
agamangel says:
you can activate it on steam?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 4:21:19 PM PST
J. Teague says:
I was able to (I'm not OP)

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 4:21:49 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 25, 2012 11:08:29 AM PST
J. Teague says:
How did you change the resolution? I couldn't find any option for that.

I had eyefinity on my PC. This is how you can fix the streech problem:
I had to disable eyefinity, then change the resolution (1024x768) and set to windowed mode. Then reenable eyefinity and the lowered/windowed res will still be active. At that point you can try different resolutions.

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 12:13:47 PM PST
Zach Barlow says:
and now it's on humble bundle with 2 batman games, 2 fear games, and lord of the rings for under five.
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