March 23, 2012
Scribblenauts Remix, the iOS port of the acclaimed game for the Nintendo DS handheld game console, has been remixed with a new update. This time, the update is mainly for the addition of a brand new Easter-themed playground. The new Scribblenauts Remix playground features the Easter bunny itself, which is joined by a couple of regular bunnies free to play in a rainbow-decorated landscape filled with verdant trees and blossoming flowers. This Easter playground is a timely addition, with spring already in the air and Easter Day just over a couple of weeks away. The new playground is now the default landing page of Scribblenauts Remix, wherein you're free to do just about anything within the confines of the game's mechanics. Nevertheless, you can still switch to any of the three other playgrounds: the Christmas-themed one, the Valentine's Day-themed one and the non-seasonal, no-themed one. A new feature dedicated to Easter is particularly apt for Scribblenauts Remix since its unique gameplay practically begs you to unlock undocumented features known as Easter eggs. The game requires you, as a character named Maxwell, to solve puzzles by thinking of potentially helpful objects and conjuring them up on screen by simply typing their names along with their descriptions. This opens up a floodgate of Easter eggs within the game. Do you have a favorite Scribblenauts Remix Easter egg? One of my favorites is the "radioactive rideable baby." Try entering that phrase and watch out for the appearance of a mutant infant you can piggyback on. Scribblenauts Remix is a universal iOS app available in the App Store for $0.99. The new update of the game also offers fixes for the crash affecting Scribble Pics and other reported bugs. While a new themed playground is always a welcome addition, I'd have been more excited by the introduction of new levels and, of course, support for Retina graphics on the new iPad. Perhaps those and more are reserved for the next Scribblenauts Remix remix.