Getting Started in Scribblenauts Showdown

Scribblenauts: Showdown is the latest action puzzle video game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment releases. The game features various mini and puzzle games and allows you to play against up to four players.

The game addresses the concept to two possible target groups: To all those who know and love the old Scribblenauts parts and to those who are looking for a fun video game for the next party, as beginner friendly as possible, so that even party guests can play along who otherwise don’t have much to do with games.

The game has no story mode and its gameplay is divided into three main menu options: Versus, Showdown and Sandbox. The rest: Rewards, My Scribblenauta and Settings do not influence the game at first.

The three initials are compatible with matches against the pc or with multiplayer mode. To start playing, simply select one of them with the control - with the directional analog - and get started.

Versus Mode

In Versus mode you compete in consecutive mini-games against the PC or another player. It is possible to choose games based on words, speed, both or with free creation. You can also set the number of games: between 5 or 25.

Versus is ideal for you to get to know the mini-games of Scribblenauts Showdown before venturing into other modes, especially the Showdown mode, which uses them all more dynamically. Try it out in its entirety before you go to another menu.

Showdown Mode

This mode is a bit more complex. You can play against the PC or between 2 to 4 participants. With each round, your character gets cards in hand and you need to perform mini-games leaving with each one's victory to advance and manage to win the game as a whole.

Unlike Versus, the Showdown does not have configurable duration by means of rounds, you choose between short, medium or long, with estimated time between 15 and 45 minutes, depending on how each player plays the table.

Sandbox Mode

The simplest way in Scribblenauts Showdown, the Sandbox is what its name says. It is a place where you can play for free, remembering more the original titles of the series, writing the name of objects, which are created on the screen.

The Sandbox can be used alone or with another player, but there are no competitive elements. You just create objects in an interactive setting, with some perils scattered across platforms that give you certain incentives to create.

How to Write Words

As it was not released on Nintendo DS, 3DS or PC, Scribblenauts Showdown lost a bit its dynamism when it comes to writing words to create objects. For this, there is a button that activates the dynamic keyboard of the game.

Writing should be done by selecting the letter field you want with the analog joystick, and then choosing the letters that make up the words. There is no insertion of sequences by means of touch screen or writing, so it is necessary to write this way. However, the game gives you the option to autocomplete in some cases.