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Scribblenauts (DS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews of Scribblenauts (DS). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. Comments about the graphics and usability are generally positive. The design and price also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the reliability and story.

gameplay, price, design, usability, graphics

controls, story, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Scribblenauts (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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TRON: Evolution DS


Yay for lightcycles! Boo for lackluster gameplay!

Good Tron fan service ; Grid Games are fun

Incomprehensible story ; Uninspired gameplay ; No online or single-card multiplayer

Tron Evolution is a serviceable licensed game that doesn't do anything bad, but it also doesn't do anything great. The short adventure will likely entertain fans of the franchise, but outside of that, it's not worth playing. The only thing giving it...

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A clever take on the genre. Scribblenauts has some of the biggest aspirations of any game this year. The concept being “Write Anything, Solve Everything” something, unfortunately, had to give....

Inventive puzzles ; Plenty of content

Loose controls ; Sometimes weak instructions

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The freedom offered to you in Scribblenauts is both intoxicating and overwhelming. Never before has a game given you this much control over solving the 200+ puzzles. Unfortunately it's a nasty control scheme that ultimately brings it back down to...


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Scribblenauts review


Scribblenauts for the Nintendo DS is a kind of adventure game that you don't see often — actually, there hasn't ever been a game like Scribblenauts; an adventure game where your character progresses through the levels by you typing the name of an...

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Review: Scribblenauts for Nintendo DS


In a short period of time Scribblenauts went from being a cool idea that many of us had heard little about to what looked like it could be the most highly anticipated Nintendo DS game of 2009. The game is based around a simple but ingenious mechanic,...

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Scribblenauts (DS) Review


You've all heard about Scribblenauts, but how does this game play? Find out inside.

This game lived up to the innovation it had. It really does let you use almost any word you can think of to solve levels. However, the shoddy controls do hamper it from being an amazing game. The game is worth a buy if you’re creative person that isn’t...

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Scribblenauts Review


The write stuff.

Unique gameplay; Charming presentation; The whole freakin' dictionary

Cheap tactics; Broken physics and control

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Review: Scribblenauts (Nintendo DS)


Right away, the first mode you'll come across actually takes place on the startup screen. This is called The Playground. This is where you can just mess around creating objects and seeing how they interact. You can chose from about 15 different...

Scribblenauts. It has a ton of content to deal with, fun and brain teasing puzzles to solve, and a unique hook that will suck you in and keep you going for hours at a time. If the controls weren’t so awful and what you create limited by pre-set designs...

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5th Cell brings another sleeper to the table...

Scribblenauts should have been one of the best games on the DS to date. With such a strong concept, it could have been one of the better games of the decade. However, the lack of polished execution has led to merely an incredible concept wrapped inside...

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Scribblenauts is a shining example of reach exceeding grasp. The team at 5th Cell (Drawn to Life) have an amazing concept on their hands: "write anything, solve everything" is the game's tagline, and for the most part that's exactly what they gave us....