We were given the download code for the new Scribblenauts Showdown game for the Nintendo Switch for free so that we could play and review the game. Opinions are 100% my own. That being said it was an instant hit with the whole family.
I love finding games that the whole family can play easily. Scribblenauts showdown is that game for our family. It allows 4 player gaming (glad I got the additional joycons) or single player, 3 player or even 2 player. There are a lot of options for this game and we tried them all. First I played with Andrew and he spent most of the time giggling like a silly goose. It is also great that he is now reading more and able to do some rudimentary spelling.
Then I played with both kids and it was laughter all around. They loved playing the sandbox mode. This is where you can interact with different stages by creating objects from the 35,000 words in the Scribblenauts expansive dictionary. This also includes adding funny adjectives to the objects that you interact with. We were playing in the Sandbox in a cave stage and I created a Tankbuster jet to fly around and that is ridiculous to have in a cave. I also added an adjective to a fire to make it a raging fire and suddenly it was moving around and setting everyone on fire.
After Sandbox we played the Showdown mode and the three of us competed against each other with two joycons. It is a great way to play so many games. The kids loved the “Speedy” mini-games, which pit players to race against the clock to finish. Check out the kids playing Medieval Mayhem, one of the mini games where you brawl with each other using conjured items. One time we were flinging crepes at each other.
Today I received the LEGO Ninjago Movie video game for the Nintendo Switch for free from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. I received it so that I could review it, make some videos with it and play it like crazy. I’ve been looking forward to this game because I love the LEGO games and also because the Ninjago Movie game has some interesting game dynamics. It also looks really cool. You not only fight as the different Ninjago characters but then you can also play as them in their Mechs. You can see in my livestream video from this afternoon that I was shocked that I went from training in the Dojo to flying a Mech but it was really intuitive to do so and it looked so cool flying around in these Mechs while switching between different characters and their Mechs. I was going to go and see the movie today but ran out of time. To be honest I don’t know all of the character’s names and I was also sent masks for each of the Ninja. But I can only really identify the Green Ninja. I will get better at this in the future. I also plan to do some more Livestreams of the game like the one below.
My first impressions of the game were that it was funny and fun to play. I got to play as a couple of different ninjas and played through chapters 1 and 2. I like how more new characters can be found and new abilities unlocked. The game is visually awesome. I do not know how to swim under the water yet to get more studs but I will figure it out. If you liked the movie then it is very likely that you will like this game. The game was released today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam.
Brian over at Built from Bricks got the game as well ad we may do a Ninjago themed livestream next Thursday.