Home For Everyone [3DS] Scribblenauts Unlimited – Maxwell’s Back w/ His 41 Siblings

[3DS] Scribblenauts Unlimited – Maxwell’s Back w/ His 41 Siblings

by TerriAnn

How awesome would it be to write any noun and it just pops to life? That’s what Maxwell does in Scribblenauts Unlimited for Nintendo 3DS. In this latest installment, we finally find out how Maxwell got his special notebook and about his family, which includes 41 siblings. You will again use your imagination to collect Startites, but this time it’s to save Maxwell’s sister, Lily.

Scribblenauts has come a long way since its debut on the DS several years ago back in 2009. In addition to a wide variety of nouns, player can now add any number of adjectives to create unique people, places, and things. Want a purple-striped, flying dog? No problem. Have to come up with a unique way to put out the safety dummy that’s on fire? Yes, sounds about right.

We had the original Scribblenauts but my daughter found this one more enjoyable. She loves the gameplay and  I often catch her making sound effects of the objects she just came up with. For her, the tasks are easier which means she can spend more time being creative than wracking her because she can’t get past levels. Some levels require you gather shards (pieces of a Starite) to complete the missions. but if you get stumped you can just turn on “Starite Vision” for help. Players can roam around the digital world freely and even play as one of Maxwell’s siblings, which are periodically unlocked.

Scribblenauts Unlimited for Nintendo 3DS

The main drawback for me was that you can only have one game profile. In our family, we share just one console so multiple profiles are a must. That means I have no option to play the game without picking up where she left off or erasing her game completely and starting over. I also wish that the object creator that’s available on the Wii U version, which allows player to customize their creations to save, use, and share them, was present on this offering for the 3DS.

The 3DS version includes:

  • All-New Unbound World: Explore an open universe with unlimited hours of fun using every level as your playground.
  • Object Library: Store previously summoned objects and your own creations in Maxwell’s “magic backpack” for easy access and future use.
  • Merit Board: Each world comes with a comprehensive list of hints, including the new “Starite Vision” helper highlighting all nearby starites and starite shards.
  • Street Pass: Leverage the 3DS’ Street Pass functionality to see all of the creative solutions to puzzles used by other players.

The same hand-drawn graphics are present in Scribblenauts Unlimited. The whole game can pretty much be played in 2D, although the story is nice is 3D. If your child creative but found the original Scribblenauts hard or constricting, then they may need to go Unlimited.

Thanks to Pump It Up and their promotion with Scribblenauts during the Imagination Challenge, I get to offer you the chance to win your very own copy of Scribblenauts Unlimited for the Nintendo DS. Enter below!
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Heather S December 25, 2012 - 1:21 pm

I would have to turn on Staright vision to get help..not very good at games

Eizabeth December 25, 2012 - 1:41 pm

Hmm….I’m not sure.

Adrienne gordon December 25, 2012 - 2:27 pm

I’d ask my kids to figure it out

Rachel D December 25, 2012 - 2:36 pm

I would have Maxwell fly a pegasus to reach the starite!

Ashley Hatten December 25, 2012 - 3:07 pm

not sure I’ve never played Scribblenauts so I wouldn’t know LOL! My son is the gamer!

Diane Allstadt December 25, 2012 - 6:52 pm

I am totally unfamilar with the game. My daughter wants it. So I am totally clueless!

Tammy Shelton December 25, 2012 - 8:37 pm

I would have to get my 5 year old grandson to figure that out!

Stephanie Larison December 26, 2012 - 1:23 am

I’ve never played this before, but my daughter has been wanting it. Lol she’d have to figure it out.

ten b December 26, 2012 - 4:39 am

like many of the previous comments, i have no clue. my main contribution to the scribblenauts world is spelling words for my 5 year old nephew. so, i’d have to hand the game to one of my children or nieces or nephews and have them do it..

BusyWorkingMama December 26, 2012 - 7:05 am

I’d have him jump up there.

Linda December 26, 2012 - 8:39 am

I have no idea, I never played the game

Monique Rizzo December 26, 2012 - 9:02 am

I would give him wings.
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edq143 December 26, 2012 - 10:02 am

I’d ask my son

D SCHMIDT December 26, 2012 - 5:04 pm

I would have to ask my children what to do.

Tabathia B December 26, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Not sure, my daughter played the game only once

Emily R. December 26, 2012 - 7:05 pm

I’d have to ask my kids for help!

Dorothy Deakyne December 26, 2012 - 9:01 pm

Help, I need advice from a 8 year old

Rebecca Graham December 26, 2012 - 11:50 pm

I don’t know. I would have to ask someone younger.

Jenny December 27, 2012 - 10:25 am

Maybe draw a rope? or a ladder?lol

debbie jackson December 27, 2012 - 3:32 pm

I would jump him up there……..hoping debbie jackson
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kyl neusch December 27, 2012 - 6:02 pm

never played good for nephew

Didi M December 28, 2012 - 6:47 pm

I am really not sure. My two kids are the gamers in the family. I would give him Wings. Thank you so much for the chance

Louis December 29, 2012 - 3:13 am

I don’t know since I haven’t played the game yet
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Jennifer Marie December 29, 2012 - 12:06 pm

I would pass this off to my 6 year old who would love to figure this out!

christie kammerer December 30, 2012 - 12:23 pm

my daughter who is 5 is the gamer, so i am not sure. but positive she could figure it out.

Andrea December 30, 2012 - 4:50 pm

I’m not sure but I know my son would enjoy figuring it all out.

Dede December 30, 2012 - 8:13 pm

I have no idea. My daughter would probably turn him into a cloud or something.

Jacob LaFountaine December 31, 2012 - 5:53 pm

Flying purple beagle with a leather saddle

Jim L December 31, 2012 - 6:19 pm

Maybe use the starite vision

Brenda McAlister December 31, 2012 - 6:28 pm

I don’t know but I am sure one of my grandchildren could help me out!

Mark January 1, 2013 - 1:51 pm

never played so I’m not sure. Maybe draw him a ladder? I’d love to have this game for my kids.

Jaclyn Reynolds January 1, 2013 - 8:11 pm

My son would help me with that!! I really want this game, it looks so cool!

Padma Miller January 2, 2013 - 12:31 am

That would be something my kids would know. Is there a pegasus?

Jeffrey R. January 2, 2013 - 9:49 am

My wife would love to play this game. She is so creative I think she would be able to come up with some good things to complete the levels.

Jeffrey R. January 2, 2013 - 9:53 am

As for getting him up Slippery Slope, I would give Maxwell a Jetpack.

Deborah Grant January 2, 2013 - 2:16 pm

I would give Maxwell a rope and he could tie it to the top of Slippery Slope then pull himsefl up to the top.

Kev January 2, 2013 - 6:09 pm

I would draw wings, a ladder, or a big trampoline!

Dawn C. January 2, 2013 - 8:11 pm

my sons would like this game, theirs accidently got thrown away =(

coventry January 3, 2013 - 5:16 am

lots of bags of kitty litter to get rid of the slick

wendy rozema January 3, 2013 - 9:45 am

i would have to ask my son to figure it out!

Eileen Burke January 3, 2013 - 10:51 am

I’d get my kid to do it lol

jen January 3, 2013 - 12:19 pm

I would give him jumpy shoes!

matt January 3, 2013 - 3:01 pm


Lisa Sheldon January 3, 2013 - 4:07 pm

I would have him jump

Michelle Frame January 3, 2013 - 6:59 pm

I would give him a jet pack

Julie Jones January 3, 2013 - 7:10 pm

super mario jump? lol, i Dunno

Justin January 3, 2013 - 8:17 pm

I would get him wings

jeni lutz January 4, 2013 - 10:20 am

I would ask my daughter to help

Jerry January 4, 2013 - 2:40 pm

I’d give Maxwell a jetpack so that he could reach the top and get the Starite.

christy January 4, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Ask one of my kids 🙂

Bella T. January 4, 2013 - 5:33 pm

I would definitely use the sword…assuming there is a sword. Surely there is a sword, right? 🙂

Braeden January 4, 2013 - 7:15 pm

Ride an octopus with a jetpack. Works everytime!

Gianna January 4, 2013 - 7:25 pm

I would fly!

Sheila Hickmon January 5, 2013 - 7:03 am

I would use a flying dragon!

billy s January 5, 2013 - 10:07 am


Tammy January 5, 2013 - 10:44 am

Build a rope bridge 🙂

Ed Nemmers January 5, 2013 - 11:37 am

A good meat loaf recipe!

Valerie Taylor Mabrey January 5, 2013 - 12:22 pm

ride a unicorn
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Melissa Shirley January 5, 2013 - 1:25 pm

I would fly!
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kim e January 5, 2013 - 3:03 pm

I would jump on top of it (hopefully without falling)

Tina January 5, 2013 - 3:11 pm


carol j January 5, 2013 - 3:51 pm

I would fly

Patricia Prater January 5, 2013 - 4:57 pm

i would fly

mike b January 5, 2013 - 5:09 pm

a jetpack bellows and a set of rollerskates

Kenny F January 5, 2013 - 5:58 pm

use the sword

Michelle Tucker January 5, 2013 - 8:20 pm

Use starite vision? 🙂

Ruben Ramos January 5, 2013 - 10:51 pm


Jocelyn January 6, 2013 - 4:38 am

Ride a giraffe.

Denise January 6, 2013 - 6:39 am

I would jump

Denise January 6, 2013 - 6:39 am

I would blow a big bubble with gum

Erin Cook January 6, 2013 - 7:14 am

I would have an invisible suit and put it on and go past any danger to get it

Susan Smith January 6, 2013 - 8:41 am

I would fly!

Caitlin McClure January 6, 2013 - 9:22 am

A giant ladder?

Ciara B. January 6, 2013 - 9:51 am


AEKZ2 January 6, 2013 - 10:58 am

I’d fly

susan smoaks January 6, 2013 - 2:18 pm

i am guessing that i would use the big guns

Danielle Wood January 6, 2013 - 2:31 pm

Fly a Unicorn

shirley zolenski January 6, 2013 - 4:21 pm

I’d float on a balloon

Vikki Billings January 6, 2013 - 4:38 pm

I would help him with a rope that has a hook on it.

cassandra mccann January 6, 2013 - 6:14 pm

A wave board

Webb W January 6, 2013 - 7:32 pm

use a pogo stick

Breanne January 6, 2013 - 8:21 pm

Suction cups for his hands

Samii Meyer January 6, 2013 - 8:25 pm

Flying! I would probably pick a dragon to fly with!

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