Scribblenauts, a Cool Nintendo DS Game, Heads to the iOS App Store

By  |  Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 5:34 am

Scribblenauts was one of the most innovative Nintendo DS games. To solve platform-style puzzles, players typed the name of any object they could imagine, and that object would come to life on the screen. Nearly any noun in the dictionary–provided it was appropriate for all ages–was recognized by Scribblenauts and could interact with the game world.

Now, a version of that game, Scribblenauts Remix, is coming to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Scribblenauts Remix costs $4.99, and includes 20 levels from the original game, 20 levels from Super Scribblenauts and 10 new levels. It also supports iCloud syncing, so players can continue their game across any iOS device.

In 2009, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime brought up Scribblenauts as a defense against supposedly inferior iOS games. Paraphrasing Fils-Aime, the Washington Post’s Mike Musgrove wrote:

“And have you tried Scribblenauts? It’s a cool new game that has received acclaim from all corners. The title’s unique feature, which has players writing words on the screen that the game brings to life, couldn’t be done in an iPod.”

A direct quote from Fils-Aime follows: “That’s a fabulous experience that can only be brought to life on the DS.”

Uh oh.

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Reggie Says:

    Uh oh?
    It took them long enough… and maybe it was technically impossible for that game to be ported onto iPad in 2009.

    Also, the DS version remains the best, as there are more levels and no fingerprints.

  2. hundredand Says:

    Why are you so smug? 2009 was a different time.

  3. Sarah Jane Says:

    Scribblenauts is an emergent puzzle action video game developed by 5th Cell for the Nintendo DS published by WB Games.The core engine of Scribblenauts is a data-driven engine called "Objectnaut" created by Fahlbusch.