SCRIBBLENAUTS Unlimited sits somewhere comfortably between game and software demonstration, holding a vast vocabulary in its back-end that players can draw upon to conjure almost any object or person their brain can come up with.
These are used to solve puzzles throughout, such as calling upon a bone to help a hungry dog.
Things get a lot trickier than that, as Maxwell and Lily’s adventure continues, and it’s the more bizarre suggestions that you throw at the game which will bring the most enjoyment – a vampire in a floating bath may be capable of solving more teasers than you first thought!
Delivered in crisp HD graphics simultaneously on the Wii U’s Gamepad and your TV, Scribblenauts Unlimited is the kind of game you’d show a non-gamer to prove just how clever computers are.
However, when the bragging is over, this side-scrolling open world still presents an entertaining and taxing challenge to puzzle fans, as well as young gamers with big imaginations.