A few months ago, The Princess and I reviewed Scribblenauts Showdown for the Nintendo Switch. It was a lot of fun, as she went about playing the game with its cute lead character, while also practicing her spelling. Scribblenauts is the sort of franchise that manages to pack in education and fun. Now, the Scribblenauts Mega Pack has been released, combining two games, Unlimited and Unmasked, that have been available on mobile, and have now made their way onto the Switch. Of course, The Princess and I had to talk about all the fun.
Andy Burns: I feel like we’ve been meaning to write this Scribblenauts review for a few weeks now. What took us so long?
The Princess: I was trying to get enough reputation to buy Titans Tower.
AB: Ok, ok. Hold on a second. We need to explain to your readers what the games are that we’re even talkng about. There’s two of them, right?
The Princess: Scribblenauts Mega Pack is Scribblenauts Unlimited and Scribblenauts Unmasked, all together.
AB: What’s the difference between the two games?
The Princess: Unmasked is a DC comics adventure, while the other one is (spoiler alert) is when Lily is being turned to stone and you need to collect starites to save her.
AB: Woah, woah. Wait a minute. Who’s Lily?
The Princess: She’s Maxwell’s sister. And Maxwell is the main character of the Scribblenauts games.
AB: And what are starites?
The Princess: They’re like starshaped coin things.
AB: Ok, so, we’ve got two games. Maxwell is the star of Scribblenauts…
The Princess:With his sister.
AB: So tell me about Unmasked, which I know you’ve been playing a lot of. What’s the story behind that game:
The Princess: It’s a DC Comics adventure. Maxwell and Lily are having a fight over who’s a better superhero, Superman or Batman. Maxwell has an idea – to find out. In his notebook, he writes down Gotham City, and then Lily gets out her magic globe, and he puts Gotham City on her globe. They go to Gotham City, and meet all their favourite superheroes.
AB: Oh cool!
The Princess: I was playing a lot because I love Teen Titans GO! And Titans Towers is one of the places you can visit. You have to save up reputation, which is like coins, to unlock different places. Now I’m saving up for Themyscira.
AB: So, what do you like about these games?
The Princess: They’re fun, because there’s a lot of creativity involved, because you’re spelling out objects and adjectives and creating all sorts of things to play with. In Unmasked, you can’t use the same words over again in the same place, sadly. Cuz I love making things gold and pink.
AB: Would you recommend this game?
The Princess: Yes I would! It’s so fun, and you have to test your spelling.
Wow, fun and educational. And conveniently available for your Nintendo Switch.