Party Fun - 92%
Graphics - 78%
Audio - 77%
Gameplay - 90%
Replayability - 91%
The Scribblenauts game series is well-known for their emergent puzzle action genre. The Objectnaut engine allows for the team to easily add objects to use for solutions and creates an enormous number of objects that players can conjure up and use in puzzles.
Scribblenauts Showdown is a party game that uses this genre’s great formula to create awesome mini-games for up to 4 players to enjoy. There are a lot of diverse ways to play Showdown and you can even enjoy the game alone vs some AI opponents. This is the first game in the series that will be released for Sony and Microsoft consoles which takes the game to a more main stream player pool.
You can start by creating your own Scribblenaut character and use them to take on your first mode. In the normal game mode, you can choose what types of mini-games to play or to play a mix or choose a specific mini-game to play form over 25. The types you get is Wordy and Speedy, in speedy you use speed to win and in Wordy you need to use your imagination. In both types you have to conjure up pa word that will create the object/person/animal to assist you in your mini-game, the database consists of over 35000 words for you to use which is hectic! Each mini-game will provide a quick video tutorial before you play on how the mini-game works.
If you get yourself familiar with how the mini-games work, you can then take on a CPU or up to 3 friends in the Showdown mode. Showdown mode is played on a boardgame where you have to reach the finish line before anyone else. Every player gets dealt some cards which upon your turn you use to move, give yourself and advantage or sabotage other players. This can be a great mode to enjoy with your friends!
If this is not enough to keep you busy you can always take on sandbox mode as well, you play different stages and use the Objectnaut to conjure up items to try and solve some puzzles. With everything you do, you receive starites. This is your currency that you use to purchase new costumes, vehicles, props or even hints for some puzzles.
Scribblenauts Showdown is a fantastic addition to the series and will get anyone brains juices flowing. It has to be in your party game arsenal to make any game night fun!
Reviewed on: PS4
Available on: PS4, Switch, Xbox One
Genre: Puzzle Action
Age Rating: PG
Publisher/Developer: Warner Bros / 5th Cell
Estimated RRP: R629
Release Date: 9 March 2018
- So much Fun!
- So many things to be able to create
- Want to be able to play against more than one AI