Scribblenauts Unmasked follows the story of twins Maxwell and Lily after they are transported to the DC Multiverse. To get home and save all of DC from a few problems that they may have caused, Maxwell sets off once again with his magic book to save the day. Scribblenauts Unmasked is the fifth game of the unique puzzle solving series developed by 5th Cell. However, this is the first title of the franchise to be based around a licensed property, DC Comics, so will it live up to the reputation of DC or is it a villainous title that should be left locked up?
Let’s find out and kick off the HOTs and NOTs.
The game sees Maxwell travelling around DC-themed locations in order to stop Doppelganger, an evil version of himself. Players equipped with Maxwell’s book must spawn items and add adjectives to solve problems of people in each location. Using combinations of adjectives, items and DC character puzzles need to be solved plus bad guys that must be stopped! Points are awarded for using unique words to change things in the world and to solve puzzles. These can then be spent on unlocking new locations and content.
Both sets of fans will be pleased with Scribblenauts Unmasked’s visual experience. The game retains the individual colourful, cartoony presentation as seen in previous titles in the series and portrays the DC characters well within this style. Each unique costume from the DC roster is unique and distinctive and this is only improved with their powers being added into the game. Despite the variety of items, of all colours and sizes, none feel under polished resulting in a solid entertain visual experience that complements the general themes of the title.
Scribblenauts Unmasked lets your imagination run wild. Want to fly on a shiny, blue, tiny, legless, blind giraffe armed with a golden minigun or spawn a zombie batman to fight alongside you? It is certainly possible to do both and much more all in one scene. Simply type in an item into Maxwell’s book and it will appear in the game world; then players have the chance to add adjectives to it such as adding size, colour and pretty much any other adjective that comes to mind. Not the best at spelling? No worries Scribblenauts Unmasked is great at working out which word you meant from typing in a word that looks almost right.
Plenty Of DC
Gamers will meet plenty of their favourite DC characters in the journey through the DC multiverse. In the first two stages alone, players come across Batman and the Joker before coming across Superman and Lex Luthor. However it isn’t only these main characters that make it in, the roster is impressive with Commissioner Gordon, Harley Quinn, Two Face, Green Lantern, The Flash and many more also make appearances. Even superbly obscure characters such as Matter-Eater Lad make the cut. Both heroes and villains, which are sure to try to stop you at some point, create a solid theme that the game is based around.