Parents' Guide to

Scribblenauts Remix

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Vocabulary-building word puzzle game shines on iOS.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 6+

Good game, but feels like demo

Scribblenauts is a great series. Period. I can't talk about apple/ios but as fat as android is concerned I have to say that this one feels like freemium/demo compared to scribblenauts unlimited. The story is no-existent the levels are lacklustre and the dictionary is mild. They want you to pay for extra levels and avatars but unlimited has both for free. If you think of this as a demo you probably won't be dissatisfied, but as a full game it is severely lacking!
age 4+

So. Very. Addicting.

My 12-year-old kid loves this game. It's really fun and great for learning. The purpose of this game is to teach kids how to use things. For example, if you want to refresh a thirsty person, you can refresh him/her with any liquid. Caution for those under 4: Please note that there is extremely mild violence in the game, especially when you get weapons from the notepad.

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (9 ):

The Scribblenauts series is one of the most unique to come along in years, so it's delightful to see it make its debut on iDevices. SCRIBBLENAUTS REMIX is a best-of game, combining the highlights of the first two Nintendo DS titles (along with 10 new puzzles) and offering a wonderful mix as a result. Veteran players know the drill, but newcomers to the game will be astonished at the wide variety of ways they can solve puzzles. (It is, in fact, just as fun to play with the game's dictionary to come up with ideas as it is to solve the puzzle.)

Some of the puzzles are tough, but an integrated clue system will help people along. The real joy in the game, though, comes from seeing how creative you can be in your answers. Climbing a ladder up a tree to get a star is easy and obvious, but it's so much more fun to ride a friendly dragon to the top to retrieve it. If you're not playing this, you're doing yourself a disservice.

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