Scribblenauts is fundamentally a game about using a large vocabulary to solve problems. Which is to say, it's perfect.
I picked up the DS version of this a year ago after reading Jerry "Tycho" Holkins rave about it on the Penny Arcade. He told a story about his son complaining to him about words missing from the game's incredibly extensive dictionary (seriously, tens of thousands of words) and the words were "toast fork" and "large body of water." His heart swelled with fatherly pride and my curiosity was piqued.
The game gives you challenges--feed a zombie; name ten professions that could work in a rustic village; turn this convict into a dragon--and you solve the challenges by writing words. Any words. Nouns and adjectives. And whatever you write, the game creates. It's beautiful in it's simplicity. Though it's easy to fall in love with some words and to over-use them on action challenges. I wrote JETPACK and INVISIBILITY CLOAK so many times you guys. They were the two guns in my holster. Speaking of, I also wrote RAYGUN about fifty times.
It's five bucks. And if the IOS remake (with additional levels) is *half* as fun as the DS version it will be a fucking steal.
Scribblenauts Remix penciled in for iOS release today | Joystiq
5TH Cell used its magic pen and notebook (actually a bunch of professional programmers, designers, and engineers within its own team and Iron Galaxy Studios, but whatever) to create an iOS version of its innovative DS game Scribblenauts, delivering the complete product to the App Store ... right now.
For 5 bucks, you can download the universal app Scribblenauts Remix (so that's what that title is!) featuring the signature gameplay -- writing words to summon objects, then using those objects to solve puzzles. The app is apparently based on Super Scribblenauts, meaning you can punch up your items with adjectives. It even has new iOS-exclusive levels.